Lamborghini Recalls Nearly 6000 Supercars Due to Fire Risk

Vehicle owners were notified of the recall Tuesday, Lamborghini told CNN-and is aware of seven cases of fires.

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

Lamborghini said that Veneno owners in the USA were notified about the recall on Tuesday.

Lamborghini is recalling 5,900 of its sports cars because of a fire risk, including its $4 million Veneno supercar.

The recall affect all 2012 to 2017 models of the Lamborghini Aventador, including all limited editions. 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). All affected vehicles were produced between March 22, 2011 and December 5, 2016.

Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 866-681-6276.

Starting later this month, dealers will replace the evaporative emissions system with upgraded purge valves, a new rollover valve (to prevent overfilling), and a new "layout" for the installation. Furthermore, in March 2016, the company said that it had one case of "melded parts rear grill and taillights". The report states that the problem is exacerbated by "over-revving the engine at idle", and compounded by use of aftermarket exhaust systems, making this a particularly ironic risk profile for Aventador owners. If purge valves are reached by fuel this could affect the functionality of the fuel EVAP system.

Lamborghini has agreed to notify all owners of affected vehicles who will be instructed to take their auto in to an authorized dealer.

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  • Tracy Ferguson