Lamborghini recalls its $4 million Veneno supercar

Feb 17, 2017, 00:21
Lamborghini recalls its $4 million Veneno supercar

As part of its remedy program, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. shall notify all the owners of the affected vehicles to have them arrange for an appointment with an authorized Lamborghini dealer.

About 1,500 Aventadors, which start at around $400,000, also are affected by the recall in the US, according to a recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website Tuesday.

Lamborghini is recalling the Aventador for engine-compartment fires, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yes, even the Veneno, which sells between $4 million and $4.5 million. Combined with "particular maneuvers" such as "engine over-revving at idle", fuel vapors could contact hot gasses and lead to a fire risk, "especially with a not approved aftermarket exhaust system".

Along with that nearly 1500 Aventadors are being recalled in the United States region too.

"In certain driving conditions while the vehicle has a full gas tank, gasoline may contact the exhaust system..."

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Lamborghini later added that the company has received seven reports about cars catching fire.

The Aventadors included in this recall include models produced between March 22, 2011 and December 5, 2016.

In addition to the Veneno, Lamborghini's voluntary recall applies to its Aventador Coupes, Roadsters and Aventador Js from model years 2012 to 2017.

Lamborghini has agreed to notify all owners of affected vehicles who will be instructed to take their auto in to an authorized dealer. The company also said that this new system upgrade will include a new layout.