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Recall roundup: Lotus Evora S in Australia for fire risk

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Recall roundup: Lotus Evora S in Australia for fire risk

Lotus has recently announced a recall for the Evora S in Australia because of a problem with the oil pipe which might lead to a possible fire risk.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), owners of the Lotus Evora S in Australia will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with a defective oil pipe. The ACCC says that if the problem is ignored, the defective oil pipe might lead to engine failure and, in some cases, to a possible fire risk.

“Failure of the VVT oil feed pipe may result in oil being deposited onto the engine as well as the exhaust system. This could cause engine failure and a potential risk of fire because of the presence of flammable vapour, which could result in a crash”, as the ACCC is saying in its summary of the problem.

The affected Lotus Evora S might leak oil from an oil pipe of the supercharged 3.5 liter V6 engine VVT (variable valve timing) system. No reports on possible crashes or injuries related to this problem have been received yet. The recall is expected to begin soon. Owners of the Lotus Evora S in Australia are being advised to contact their local Lotus dealership.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Thursday, November 15th, 2012 - filed under Lotus, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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