Super Limited Lamborghini Venenos Isn’t Immune From The Recall Bug
Massive Lamborghini recall also includes five year’s worth of Lamborghini Aventador modelsby Kirby, on
Just because a car that’s limited to just 12 units – three coupes and nine roadsters – and costs $4.5 million each, doesn’t mean it’s impervious to technical malfunctions. The ultra-limited Lamborghini Veneno found that out the hard way after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included the ridiculously powerful and obscenely expensive supercar among a list of Lambos that are at risk of catching fire.
According to a report, Lamborghini submitted to the NHTSA, issues in the fuel tank’s EVAP could cause liquid fuel to get into the EVAP system in certain circumstances. This includes filling the fuel tank to the brim and “particular handling situations.” We can only assume those handling situations include instances when a car’s fuel is getting splashed inside. Hard accelerations, perhaps? Super tight cornering? Sudden brakes? In any event, if the fuel does end up into the EVAP system, there’s a good chance flammable vapor can escape, which in turn could ignite and cause a fire.
In addition to the exclusive Veneno, the recall also affects 2012 to 2017 model years of the Lamborghini Aventador and all of its variants, of which the Veneno. All in all, a report from Bloomberg indicates that a total of 1,453 Lamborghinis are affected in the U.S. and around 4,500 units all over the world.
Like with most recalls (this one is without question is a high-profile one), owners of affected cars should expect to be notified by Lamborghini, which in turn will schedule an appointment to have the EVAP system fixed with all the repairs coming at no cost to the car owners. So if you have an affected Lamborghini Aventador or one of the 12 Venenos that are also affected, exercising caution when driving your cars would be a great idea. Better yet, why don’t you keep it under the sheets, at least until Lamborghini fixes the issues.
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Pay attention to these recalls!
I’ve been doing this for a long time, and if there’s one thing I’ve always been steadfast on, it’s recalls. I don’t mess with those, especially if the issues are severe to both the car and the owner. Imagine then what this recall must be like for an owner of an Aventador, much more a Veneno, when the potential consequences include the car possibly catching fire. It’s one thing for a $20,000 Honda Civic to catch fire because someone ignored a recall notice. But a $4.5 million supercar? Yeah, you better play it safe on that one.
On the bright side, it’s good that this recall is happening now instead of later when something tragic could’ve happened. If you’re one of the owners of the 12 Lamborghini Venenos, just imagine how devastating it must feel to see your multi-million supercar go up in flames, and you’re helpless to do anything about it. Hard to comprehend, right?
Ultimately, I advise those with affected models to adopt the same approach that I’ve always had when it comes to recalls. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so if there’s even a slight chance of my Lamborghini being affected by this recall, I’m not going to risk finding out if it does. I’ll keep my baby tucked in and wait for Lamborghini’s call. Once the issues are fixed, that’s the only time I’m bringing it out again so it can stretch its legs. Until then, though, it’s staying at home.
Read our full review on the Lamborghini Veneno here.