Lamborghini Aventador Recalled: Fire Risk

by under News on 13 Feb 2017 12:38:28 PM13 Feb 2017

Goodness gracious, great bulls on fire.

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Today, Lamborghini issued a recall for its flagship supercar, the Aventador, due to growing concerns of a malfunction in the fuel system. 

Present in Aventadors built between 2012 and 2017, affected Lamborghini Aventador Coupes and Roadsters may be at a fire risk due should the fuel tanks be overfilled and “particular handling conditions” come together. The fuel could reach the carbon canister in the fuel line, which would then cause the evaporative emissions control system to jam, permitting the fuel to come into contact with got gases exiting the engine. 

This risk is particularly high should the vehicles in question be fitted with a non-approved aftermarket exhaust system. “If the gases and fuel vapours make contact,” the notice reads, “there is a risk of fire.”

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The recall is not limited exclusively to the Aventador, as several limited edition Lamborghinis have also been mentioned in the notice. These limited-run cars include the LP720-4 50° Anniversario, LP700-4 Pirelli Edition, LP750-4 Superveloce, Veneno Coupe, Veneno Roadster, and the Aventador J.

Lamborghini will be in touch with owners via mail, though we urge owners to head to their local dealer at the soonest possible convenience to inspect and upgrade the evaporative emissions control (EVAP) system in their Aventador. 

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