Lamborghini recalls 1453 Aventador, Veneno models for fire risk

The automaker is also recalling roughly 5,900 Aventadors, which boast a $400,000 starting price.

About 1,500 Aventadors, which start at around $400,000, also are affected by the recall in the USA, according to a recall notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website Tuesday. This is a rare case for Lamborghini which is known for exceptionally built cars, but what is even more astonishing is the fact that the recall includes one of the rarest cars in the world: the Lamborghini Veneno supercar which costs $4 million.

The Lamborghini Aventador, which looks like it could be from Mars, is the subject of a total recall. Further analysis revealed that there is a correlation between the said failures and carbon canister saturation. 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. By January 2016, Lamborghini said it finished tests that showed a correlation between the canister, overfilled gas tanks, and malfunctioning purge valves.

As part of its remedy program, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. shall notify all the owners of the affected vehicles to have them arrange for an appointment with an authorized Lamborghini dealer.

In a statement, Lamborghini said faults in the Aventador's evaporative emissions control system could cause fuel vapours to not be treated properly. Repairs will include an upgrade to the evaporation system.

Lamborghini has agreed to notify all owners of affected vehicles who will be instructed to take their auto in to an authorized dealer. Lamborghini will begin the recall on February 24.

  • Joey Payne