Fire risk sparks Lamborghini Aventador recall

Lamborghini recalls $400,000 Aventador cars that can leak gas and catch on fire.

Lamborghini is recalling 5,900 of its sports cars because of a fire risk, including its $4 million Veneno supercar.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration submitted a safety recall report for the iconic carmaker's Aventador and Veneno models on February 3. The others were open-top Veneno Roadsters that sold for $4.5 million.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't fire a large part of the appeal that makes people buy a Lamborghini in the first place?

Something no Lamborghini owner ever does.

In this recall, all Venenos and around 1,500 Aventadors in the United States are said to be at risk.

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The carmaker just revealed that there is a fault in the fuel system of the vehicle and that can actually lead on to fire if not managed properly.

EVAP system components faults could cause fuel vapors not treater 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.

Lamborghini has agreed to notify all owners of affected vehicles who will be instructed to take their auto in to an authorized dealer. This also includes all limited editions, such as the "Anniversario, Miura Homage, Pirelli Edition; Super Veloce and the projects in-ternally denominated "One-shot", according to the Safety Recall Report".

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