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Lamborghini Recalls 1,400 Gallardos

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On: Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 9:47AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Lamborghini Recalls 1,400 Gallardos

It was only a matter of time. The Gallardo had become Lamborghini's unquestioned sales king, and over the course of its eight model year run (and counting). Make enough of something, and eventually something will break. Well, in the case of this mass-produced exotic, it seems the power steering fluid from certain hoses, or even the pump itself might leak. The leak could ignite off of high temperature engine parts and cause a very costly fire to a very pretty car.

Thankfully Lamborghini has a fix for the leaking problem, and will provide it free of charge to owners  Lambo has said it will begin to notify owner this week to schedule a free fix. Owners can contact the company at 1-703-364-7042 with questions and/or to make an appointment to get this back in shape.

Read on for the full report.

Vehicle Make / Model:Model Year(s):
Lamborghini / Gallardo2004-2006
Manufacturer:Automobili Lamborghini
Mfr's Report Date:Sep 03, 2012
NHTSA Campaign ID Number:12V430000
NHTSA Action Number:N/A
Component:Steering: Hydraulic Power Assist: Hose, Piping, and Connections
Potential Number of Units Affected:1,491

Summary:

Lamborghini is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the high pressure steering pipes near the steering assistance hydraulic system pump might leak.

Consequence:

Leaking fluid, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy:

Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering system free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 10, 2012. Owners may contact Lamborghini at 1-703-364-7042.

Notes:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.




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