Lamborghini recalls ’07-’08 Murcielago due to potential fire hazard

2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster

Yes, supercar manufacturers have recalls too – they just don’t happened to be in the million units recall range. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Lamborghini is recalling 428 units of its 2007-2008 Murcielago LP640 and LP640 roadsters in the United States due to a potential fire hazard caused by a defective fuel tank.

“Stress generated by the back and forth movement of gasoline inside the fuel tank during lateral and longitudinal accelerations, accompanied by vertical vibration, could cause detachment of one or more spot welds holding the fuel pump support inside the fuel tank,” said Lamborghini in documents filed with the NHTSA. “A slow fuel leak could develop at the detached spot weld, which could potentially result in a fire only if an external ignition source is present.”

The supercar maker said that there have been no injuries, fires or accidents related to the recall, which is expected to begin in June. Owners can call Lamborghini at (508) 808-9562.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Inside Line