Lamborghini Aventador Recall Is Happening, Fire Risks Detected

Feb 15, 2017 09:14 AM EST | Leian N.

The Lamborghini Aventador recall was administered by the automaker after models burst to flames. In fact, more than 1,453 vehicles will be affected by the recall in U.S. alone. What went wrong with the model? How will brand address the fire risks?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration imposed the Lamborghini Aventador recall when they determined that the vehicle would catch fire when running on a full tank. In fact, they manifested that the model could severely be overfilled when driven hard. The excessive fuel would then reach parts of the exhaust system that result in the car turning into a fireball, reported Car Scoops. However, the evaporative emissions system with redesigned purge valves was determined to fix the problem; thus, the recall of the units to be replaced with these installments.

Instances such as the melting of the back of the car were considered as serious cases. To be safe, 1,453 units of the model will be recalled in the U.S. Limited editions such as the Miura Homage, Anniversario, Super Veloce, Pirelli Edition, and the Veneno coupe and roadster are the affected models.

In other news, The Drive reported that more than 1,000 would be recalled in the U.S. but approximately 5,000 will be affected worldwide. The brand also claimed that the fire risks are imminent when consumers would rev the vehicle in park. After the acknowledgment of the possibilities, all owners will be notified by the brand through certified mail and are expected to meet with their local dealerships to address the problem. To be exact, the repairs include an upgrade to the evaporation system.

At present, the Lamborghini Aventador recall will affect models powered by the 6.6L V-12 engine that can generate 740 hp and goes from 0-60 in just 2.9 seconds. Will all 5,000 units affected by the recall be addressed after the upgrades are installed? Will the brand suffer in sales due to this defect?

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