Published: Fri, February 17, 2017
Science | By Guadalupe Butler

Lamborghini Aventador Recalled Over Fire Dangers

Lamborghini Aventador Recalled Over Fire Dangers

The luxury super vehicle that is sold at a price of $4 million is being officially recalled and the owners of these super cars were notified about the step too.

A number of Lamborghini supercars are now facing recall due to a possible risk of fire. Lamborghini said in 2013 that it would sell only three copies of the Veneno to customers for 3 million euros apiece, about $4 million at the time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a report that said the problem lay with the fuel tank.

Lamborghini said seven cases of fire have occurred worldwide.

Owners of the 2012-2017 Lamborghini Aventador in the United States will need to make a stop by their dealer soon for a potentially serious fix.

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

Every 2012-2017 Aventador in the United States except the new S and late-production SV models built after December 5, 2016, has a defective evaporative-emission system that can let gasoline soak through its charcoal filter and into the purge valves. The evaporative emissions system will be upgraded with a new purge valve with higher performance, new rollover valve to prevent the tank from being overfilled, and Lamborghini says a completely new layout should fix the problems. Moreover, the company said "particular maneuvers" like over-revving at idle - especially with an aftermarket exhaust system - could heighten the risk, causing fuel vapors to contact hot gasses, potentially leading to fire. Meanwhile, affected Lamborghini supercar owners will be notified about this from February 24 to March 24.

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