Lamborghini Aventador (Finally) Recalled for Engine Fires, Including Ultra-Rare Veneno Models
Feb 17 2017
In this recall, all Venenos and around 1,500 Aventadors in the United States are said to be at risk.
"In case of fuel tank heavily overfilled and in particular handling conditions, liquid fuel could reach the carbon canister" of the evaporative emissions system, Lamborghini's report to NHTSA said. Among those subjected to the recall is the incredibly rare Veneno supercar model that now has an estimated worth of $4 million (approximately P200 million).
Among the affected cars are the 12 Aventador-based Venenos that Lamborghini built in 2013 and 2014 to celebrate its 50th anniversary and sold for over $4 million each.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a safety recall report for the iconic carmaker's Aventador and Veneno models on February 3.
In addition to the Veneno, the Anniversario, Miura Homage, Pirelli Edition, Super Veloce, and Roadster "whose technology derived from Aventador models" is included in the recall, with production dates ranging from March 2011 to December 2016.
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Lamborghini said that the risk of cars catching fire is increased if the vehicles are fitted with unapproved aftermarket exhaust system.
Dealers will upgrade the fuel tank's evaporative emissions system by adding a better performing purge valve and a new roll over valve for preventing owners fro overfilling the tank. Lamborghini said that all Veneno supercar owners in the USA were properly notified about the recall. Moreover, they will be instructed to take their cars to a Lamborghini dealership which will inspect the vehicle and make the necessary fix.