Lamborghini recalls over 200 Aventador SVsMarch 7, 2021
221 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe has been recalled by the Italian automaker to correct a serious issue.
When a buyer spends over half a million dollars on an exotic supercar like the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, he expects that car to be built to impeccable quality standards. But supercars can still be prone to problems that were not discovered during production. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled the Aventador SVJ because the bonnet can open and detach while driving.
The issue affects 221 copies of the 2018-2021 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe produced between July 4, 2018 and January 15, 2021. The heat generated by the engine can deform the plastic on the hood hinge over time, according to a NHTSA report. This loosens the retaining screws and can cause the hood to swing open and, in the worst case, completely detach, which could create a hazard on the road.
However, the recall did not apply to the Aventador SVJ roadster. Models built after January 15 of this year have already been refurbished at the factory prior to shipment. Lamborghini became aware of the malfunction in January after it was reported by a dealer in France. Fortunately, no accidents or injuries have been reported associated with this defect.
Lamborghini will contact all affected Aventador SVJ owners to arrange an appointment with an authorized dealer for a free bonnet screw replacement. To prevent this from happening again, Lamborghini will add a thread lock to the screws to prevent them from loosening over time. This is not the first time a super racing car has been recalled. Last year, a malfunction was discovered in the Aventador SVJ that could lead to suspension failure.
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