Lamborghinis Recalled for Possible Fire Risk
- Author: Arturo Norris Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 0:59
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a safety recall report for the iconic carmaker's Aventador and Veneno models on February 3. They are being recalled due to fuel system failures that may lead to fires.
Reports suggest that models such as the Aventador Miura Homage, Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli edition, Aventador SuperVeloce (SV), Aventador J, Veneno Coupe and the Veneno Roadster are also included in the list of recalled cars, with the total count standing at 5,873 units.
The automaker says fuel can reach the purge valves and cause the valves to malfunction, causing a warning light to illuminate.
Lamborghini goes on to say that the risk is increased when practices like revving in park are done and general asshat behavior takes place (we paraphrased that last bit).
The issue affects all Aventadors-and model variants like the Veneno-built from May 22 2011 to December 5th 2016.
If you believe your vehicle is affected by this recall, be sure to contact your local authorized Lamborghini dealership as soon as possible. This is worsened in case of winter fuel usage. The notice suggests Aventadors filled with too much gas could exhaust the system "in certain driving conditions".
The $400,000 cars have faults in the fuel tank's evaporative emissions systems that can cause gas vapors to not be treated properly.
The risks increase when an aftermarket exhaust system is involved.