Lamborghini is recalling 5,900 vehicles worldwide to address a fuel system defect that could potentially lead to fires.
Included in the recall are the 2012-2017 model year Aventador as well as a dozen 12-cylinder, 750-horsepower Venenos. Among the Venenos being recalled are nine roadster models, each of which carried an original price of $4.5 million.
In a prepared statement, Lamborghini indicated that a problem with the evaporative emissions control system in the vehicles resulted in fuel vapors not being properly treated. When combined with “particular maneuvers” such as over-revving the engine when at idle, the vapors could come into contact with hot gases and increase the risk of fire. The company says that the issue is of particular concern for cars with unapproved aftermarket exhaust systems.
Lamborghini says that it is not aware of any injuries connected with the defect and could not confirm whether or not any fires have been reported among the affected vehicles.
According to a notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, about 1,500 Aventadors in the U.S. are set to be recalled.
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