If you are an owner of a Lamborghini Veneno or an Aventador, or know someone who has one, this is important. The Italian carmaker is recalling every Veneno ever sold, including three coupes and nine roadsters totalling 12 cars, along with 5,900 Aventadors over a fuel system fault that could result in fire.
The issue stems from the emissions-control system, which can malfunction under certain conditions and be unable to treat fuel vapours properly. This increases the risk of the vapours coming in contact with hot exhaust system components during particular manoeuvres, like engine over revving at idle, which could lead to risk of fire.
According to a recall report on the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s website and Bloomberg, the issue affects all Aventadors and Venenos built from May 22, 2011 to December 5, 2016. The newly introduced Aventador S and limited-edition Aventador SV are unaffected by the recall.
Lamborghini says it’s unaware of any driver or passenger injuries linked to the defect, though a spokeswoman was unable to confirm whether any fires have been reported in the affected vehicles.
The Veneno is a limited production model based on the Aventador, and uses an uprated version of the base car’s 6.5 litre V12 engine that produces 750 PS and 690 Nm of torque. When first revealed, the Veneno coupe costs 3,120,000 euros (RM14,813,760), while the roadster was 3,300,000 euros (RM15,651,570). If you’re looking to purchase one now, you’ll have to pay a hefty premium as second-hand prices of the Veneno have doubled or tripled since.