RUMOR: Is Lamborghini recalling the Aventador? (UPDATED)
We don’t know if it’s something in the water, or if maybe some automakers are just jumping the gun without enough testing, but there have been a number of big-ticket vehicles recalled lately, only shortly after debuting. The Ferrari 458 Italia had to be recalled because several vehicles inexplicably caught fire, then the McLaren MP4-12C followed with some software problems, and now it seems the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 may be following the same trend. No official details have been released as of yet, but there’s a rumor that the few units of the Aventador currently cruising the streets will need to swing by the dealership as soon as possible for some sort of fix.
The rumor basically began with a game of he said/she said. A Luxury4Play Forum member saw a message on a Aventador owner’s Facebook page stating that all Aventadors have been recalled and should head to their dealerships immediately. No specific explanation was given, but one member says that there are just some campaign & software updates that the company is offering. As of right now, we don’t believe any of this holds any water, so Aventador owners should rest easy and keep enjoying all 700 HP shooting out of the 6.5-liter V12 engine. We’re sure that if Lamborghini had to recall any car, they would do so with a little more tact.
UPDATE 12/20/2011: Cars UK is reporting that the Aventador will indeed be recalled due to software issues with Lamborghini’s new seven-speed single clutch automated manual gearbox. Apparently, the British magazine knows of some owners and dealers experiencing this problem and have been since November when the Aventadors were late in arriving to customers.
Issues with new technology isn’t a new thing, though. Every automaker with a new feature tends to have a problem here or there when adapting it to the real driving world. Luckily, this seems to be an easy fix so anyone with an Aventador should head down to their local dealer so they can check it out.