Fisker Ocean Totaled Because Body Shops Couldn’t Find Parts To Fix Tiny Door Ding

Fisker Ocean Totaled Because Body Shops Couldn’t Find Parts To Fix Tiny Door Ding

Have you ever come back to your parked car to find a sizable door ding? We’ve all (unfortunately) been there, and as much as I don’t want to call it a common occurrence—it kind of is.

The worst kind of them all is when it happens on your brand new car. An amplified version of a door ding happened to Fisker Ocean owner Joy Wanner, according to CarScoops, who not only had this upsetting ding on her new EV, but was also told that the car would be completely totaled after the insurance company couldn’t find parts.

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Fisker Owners’ Ongoing Personal Hell

Fisker Ocean owners have quickly found themselves trapped in a personal hell ever since the company entered its downward spiral. From prices tanking to parts becoming near-impossible to find, many are fearing that the company’s future may be headed towards insolvency.

Joy’s story starts in March. Her $69,000 Fisker Ocean One was hit by another car on the edge of the door while it was open. From the outside, it looks like a small scrape, something one might get from opening the door into a tall curb. Definitely not something that an insurance company would total an expensive EV over.

On the inside, Joy reveals that the the tap from the other car hyper-extended the door, causing the hinge to break—and that’s where the problems started.

Fisker Ocean Door Ding

The insurance company sent out an adjuster who estimated the damages to cost around $910 to repair, but with the caveat that it could be much higher given that the adjusted was unfamiliar with the vehicle.

The actual cost? Well, a month after the accident and Joy was cut a check for $53,303—the cost of a totaled Fisker Ocean One.

As it turned out, parts were next to impossible to find. Even calling around to multiple Fisker authorized service centers resulted in no help. In fact, Joy said that these shops called the attempts to find parts “useless,” which ultimately led to the car being hauled away on a rollback.

“It was an emotional roller coaster,” Joy told CarScoops in an interview. “One day it would run fine, and the next, a new warning light would blink or ding. It was so frustrating to pay that much money for a car only to get annoyed every time you used it.”

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In reality, Joy’s experience isn’t unique. Some owners have complained about similar software problems, and many have wondered what happens next if Fisker were to go under in the next month like it warned about. Some theorized that the cars would be repairable, but with Magna pressing pause on production, repairability may be a long shot.

So was this really a curse? Or—just maybe—perhaps this was a blessing in disguise. Here are Joy’s departing words from the Fisker Ocean owners Facebook group:

“Good riddance,” said Joy in her Facebook post. She continued: “This vehicle fell very, very short of our expectations and well below my high standards. I hope Henrik Fisker loses every dime he has and I wish the rest of you the best of luck. Peace out.”

Fisker Ocean Totaled Because Body Shops⁤ Couldn’t‍ Find Parts To Fix Tiny Door Ding

The automotive industry⁣ is constantly evolving, with new technologies and designs pushing the boundaries of what is possible. One ‌company⁢ at the forefront of this innovation is Fisker Inc., a manufacturer of electric vehicles. However, a recent incident involving a Fisker Ocean has shed light on ⁣a significant problem facing the‍ industry: the lack of available parts for repair.

According to⁣ reports, a Fisker Ocean was involved in a ‍minor ⁣accident that ⁢resulted in ⁢a small door ding. While such damage may seem insignificant, ‍the owner of the vehicle was shocked ⁤to learn that the car was deemed totaled⁤ by body shops because ‍they were unable to find the necessary parts to fix ‌the issue.

This situation highlights a growing ⁣concern for electric vehicle manufacturers like Fisker Inc. as well as traditional carmakers. With the increasing complexity of modern vehicles and the unique components that make up electric cars, finding replacement parts can ‍be a significant‍ challenge. In the case of the ⁣Fisker Ocean, the unavailability of a seemingly ⁢simple part led to the drastic decision to declare the car ⁣totaled.

The inability‍ to repair a vehicle due to a ‍lack of parts not only ‌has financial implications for the owner, but also raises questions about the ​sustainability of the automotive industry as a whole. As more electric vehicles are produced and sold, the demand for replacement parts will only increase. ​Manufacturers must address this issue now to ‍prevent further incidents like the one involving the​ Fisker Ocean.

In response to this ⁤incident,‌ Fisker Inc. has expressed its commitment to working with suppliers to ensure a steady supply of parts for its vehicles. ⁢The company acknowledges the importance of providing support for its customers and is ⁤taking steps to ‍prevent similar ⁤situations in the future.

Ultimately, the⁣ case of the totaled Fisker Ocean serves as ‌a cautionary tale for the automotive industry. As technology continues to advance and vehicles become ​more complex, ⁣manufacturers must prioritize the availability of ⁣replacement parts to ensure the longevity and sustainability of their products. Failure to do so ⁣could ‍result⁤ in significant consequences for both car owners and the industry as a whole.