Lamborghini and Bentley have announced a recall affecting the Gallardo, Murcielago, Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur in the United States because of a problem with the carbon ceramic brakes.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 667 units of the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago will be affected by this recall. The Gallardo Coupes and Spyders are from the 2007-2009 model year and the Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters from the 2006-2010 model years.
“Automobili Lamborghini America LLC (Lamborghini) is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders fitted with carbon ceramic brake discs. The stainless steel screws that secure the brake rotors may fail after being exposed to salty conditions”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.
Besides the Lamborghini Gallardo and Murcielago vehicles, the Bentley Continental GT, GTC and Flying spur cars will also be affected by a similar recall. The models have been produced between July 2006 and June 2010 and are equipped with the carbon ceramic brake discs. In the affected vehicles “the stainless steel screws that secure the brake rotors can fail after being exposed to salty conditions”. A total of 469 units will be affected by this recall.