Aston Martin and Lotus have announced two separate recalls for the V12 Vantage and for the Evora, because of a problem with the tire pressure monitoring system in the first and with the oil feed pipe in the second.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 169 units of the 2009-2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe are being affected by the problem with the tire pressure monitoring system, which doesn’t affect the driver until the front tier is more than 25 percent below the recommended cold tire pressure. Aston Martin will notify owners and reprogram the software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin sometimes this month.
Besides Aston Martin and its V12 Vantage, Lotus has also announced a recall which is totally separate. Lotus says that the Evora models, which have been produced between February and September 2011, have a problem with their engine mounted oil feed pipe, which can rupture and cause the loss of engine oil. If this happens, a fire is inevitable once the oil will spray onto the hot engine. 80 supercharged Lotus Evora models in the United States will be affected by this recall.