Automotive - - Feb 16,2017
Automobili Lamborghini SpA, the legendary Italian automobile manufacturer, is recalling thousands of supercars including Veneno (ultra-rare model), because of a fire risk.
According to a recall notice published by the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the rarest condition while driving the Lamborghini Veneno, if the tank of the vehicle is full with gas then gasoline may contact the exhaust system, which can lead to the risk of a fire.
The manufacturer of luxury sports cars, Lamborghini, stated that it’s aware of seven cases of fire. The company also said that the owners of Veneno in the United States were informed about the recall on Tuesday.
The recall of Lamborghini Veneno Roadstar includes all 12 models of Veneno.
Lamborghini builds racing model, Veneno, especially for legal car racing on the streets and also equipped it with 12 cylinders and 750 horsepower. It set the on road value of Veneno between $4 million to $4.5 million.
The ultra-rare Veneno models have appreciated in value like workings of art since they were manufactured.
In 2013 the company said in a statement, it would sell maximum three prototypes of Veneno at the value of 3 million euros each, roughly $4 million at the time.
According to recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, the automobile manufacturing company is also recalling approximately 5,900 Lamborghini Aventador, which claim a $400,000 starting price.
In a statement, Lamborghini stated that the faults in the Aventador’s evaporative emissions control system could lead fuel exhausts to not be treated properly. Vehicle owners are being requested to contact a certified Lamborghini service or dealer point to have the EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control) systems upgraded to the latest version.
Lamborghini just declared best global sales for 2016. The automaker delivered 3,457 vehicles last year, which is 7 percent up from 2015.