Recall roundup: Lotus Evora image

Lotus has recently announced a recall for the 2011 Evora supercharged cars because of a possible fire risk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 80 units of the 2011 Lotus Evora supercharged cars will be affected by this recall in the United States and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a ruptured pipe which can result in oil being sprayed onto hot engine components. The NHTSA says that if ignored, this problem can lead to a fire risk.

“This engine-mounted oil feed pipe, used to supply oil to the engine cylinder head, can rupture. The ruptured pipe can result in oil loss and engine damage, and oil sprayed onto hot engine components may result in a fire”, as the NHTSA is saying in its summary of the problem.

The affected Lotus Evora supercharged vehicles have been produced between February 2011 and September 2011. Two reported fires have been related to this issue by Lotus The company’s dealers will replace the oil feed pipe free of charge but no official date has been set for the start of this recall just yet. Owners of the 2011 Lotus Evora are being encouraged to contact the carmaker at 1-800-245-6887.