Lamborghini have been forced to issue a recall for all Aventador-based models, including the ultra-rare Lamborghini Veneno. Around 5,900 cars have been recalled in news announced by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on its website this past Tuesday.

The explanation of the recall centres around the Lamborghini Aventador’s evaporative emissions control system. It is said that it could cause fuel vapours to be treated incorrectly. The recall states that “particular maneuvers” such as “engine over-revving at idle” might cause fuel vapours to come into contact with hot gasses, lead to a fire risk.

Lamborghini note that the problem is dangerous with non- approved aftermarket exhaust systems. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, with a full fuel tank, “certain driving conditions” could cause gasoline to come into contact with hot exhaust system components.

The recall covers all Aventador-based models which includes the 13 Lamborghini Veneno’s and (presumably) the one-off Lamborghini Aventador J. There have, in the past been a number of high profile incidents involving Aventador’s catching fire. Lamborghini has stated that it is aware of seven cases of Aventador fires worldwide.

Lamborghini are advising owners to take their cars to a dealership for a fix that will take one to two days to complete. At the moment, there is no detail on what the fix will be.

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    • If you really want to be exact, there are 4 Veneno, 3 sold to customers, 1 kept by the factory and 10 Veneno Roadster, 9 sold to the public and 1 kept by the factory … so the total number of Veneno is 14.
      However, as stated below, at least one owner of a Veneno has confirmed his car isn’t being recalled.

  1. This is not true, LamborghiniKs the owner of the green coupé has said that this is a false story and it is actually for a certain Aventador

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