Italian marquee Lamborghini has officially recalled more than 5,000 units of the Aventador due to a risk that could cause a potential fire in the model’s fuel tank. The recall is said to have affected about 5,873 units from 2012 to 2017 and includes both, the Coupes and Roadster variants.
Lamborghini confirmed the recall and issued a statement regarding the same. The statement says that the Fuel vapour treatment (EVAP) system component’s fault could cause fuel vapours to be not treated properly. With not properly treated fuel vapour, particular manoeuvres, as example engine over-revving at idle, could imply impact contact between fuel vapour and hot gases. Especially if combined with a non-approved aftermarket exhaust system, this could lead to a risk of fire.
The statement further added that in order to guarantee customer satisfaction, owners of the vehicles affected are being notified and requested to contact an authorized Lamborghini dealer in order to have the fuel evaporative system upgraded to the latest version.
Reports suggest that models such as the Aventador Miura Homage, Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli edition, Aventador SuperVeloce (SV), Aventador J, Veneno Coupe and the Veneno Roadster are also included in the list of recalled cars, with the total count standing at 5,873 units.