Lamborghini Aventador (Finally) Recalled for Engine Fires, Including Ultra-Rare Veneno Models

2015 Lamborghini Aventador.   
2015 Volkswagen Passat

Your expensive supercar is being recalled due to a fire risk. Certain actions, such as revving the vehicle while idling, can put fuel vapor close enough to the hot exhaust system to create a fire risk.

Lamborghini said seven cases of fire have occurred worldwide.

According to the recall information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected units include 2012 to 2017 Lamborghini Aventador models.

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.

The potential fire-inducing system flaws could be accelerated by certain external factors.

If you're a Lamborghini Veneno owner, you're going to want to read this. All affected vehicles were produced between March 22, 2011 and December 5, 2016. The 12-cylinder, 750-horsepower supercars are among approximately 5,900 Aventadors - 1,500 in the USA - that also are being recalled for the same issues. The evaporative emissions system will be upgraded with a new purge valve with higher performance, new rollover valve to prevent the tank from being overfilled, and Lamborghini says a completely new layout should fix the problems. Furthermore, in March 2016, the company said that it had one case of "melded parts rear grill and taillights". Lamborghini will begin the recall on February 24. All owners of vehicles affected will be notified by certified mail and should expect to meet with their local dealership in the near future.



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