The Lotus Elise, the Exige and the Evora are currently the subject to a recall which will affect them because of an oil cooler hose which may detach from its fitting.
Lotus has recently issued a recall for the Elise, the Exige and the Evora as a problem with an oil cooler hose, which may detach from its fitting, has been spotted. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that if this happens, oil could spray onto a tire, causing the car to lose grip, or on the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.
“The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting. A detached oil hose could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire”, said the NHTSA in its official press release.
Owners of the 2008 – 2011 Elise, the 2007 (November) – 2011 (July) Exige and the 2011 Evora will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get this problem fixed. The company dealerships will be inspecting the vehicles and replace the oil cooler hose assemblies free of charge. A scheduled hasn’t been announced yet but for more details on the subject you can contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 or Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.