Lamborghini has announced that it will recall Aventadors and all of the $4.5 million Venenos due to risk of engine fires. A fuel system fault is the cause of concern which might result in a fire. Hence, a recall has been issued for all the 12 Veneno and 5900 Aventadors to rectify the issue.
According to NHTSA, the emission control systems on the Aventador and Veneno can malfunction in certain conditions. This increases the risk of fuel vapors coming in contact with hot gases leading to engine fires. The report categorically mentions that over-revving the engine at idle can cause anomalies that might lead to a fire. The risks get higher where aftermarket exhaust systems are involved.
Bloomberg reports, Lamborghini models powered by the 6.5-liter V12 engine which includes Aventadors and Venenos built between May 22, 2011 and December 5, 2016 have been diagnosed with this issue. It also mentions that recently built Aventador S coupe and SV models remain unaffected.
Like all typical recalls, local dealerships will notify owners of the recall in the coming weeks. The repairs will be performed at the dealership itself.