Supercars’ fire risk recall
Think the rich don’t have problems? Think again as almost 6000 Lamborghinis are being recalled.
The recall covers the NZ$550,000 Aventador and the Veneno models which sold for between NZ$5.6 million to NZ$6.3m.
The Veneno recall is not that big with only 12 examples exist of the 12-cylinder, 750-horsepower models that Lamborghini billed as a ‘‘street-legal racing car’’.
However, they are among about 5900 Aventadors the carmaker is recalling because a fuel system fault could lead to fires.
Bloomberg News reported the recall included the only three Venenos hardtops sold, which carried a price of about NZ$5.6m plus another nine Veneno Roadsters, originally listed at NZ$6.3m. The Venenos, however, are a sought after car with figures approaching NZ$10m touted for them now.
In a statement, Lamborghini said faults in the Aventador’s evaporative emissions control system could cause fuel vapours to not be treated properly.
Combined with ‘‘particular maneoeuvres’’ such as ‘‘engine over-revving at idle,’’ fuel vapours could contact hot gasses and lead to a fire risk, ‘‘especially with a not approved aftermarket exhaust system.’’
With a full fuel tank, ‘‘certain driving conditions’’ could cause petrol to come into contact with hot exhaust system components.
‘‘The recall covers the NZ$550,000 Aventador and the Veneno models.’’
A Lamborghini Veneno.