LOTUS ( 12V477000 )
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 06:00:00 EST
Vehicle Make / Model:
LOTUS / EVORA
LOTUS CARS USA, INC.
Report Receipt Date: OCT 01, 2012
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Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 80
Summary: Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles manufactured from February 2011 through September 2011, equipped with a three-piece oil feed pipe with a flexible hose section. This engine mounted oil feed pipe, used to supply oil to the engine cylinder head, can rupture.
Consequence: The ruptured pipe can result in oil loss and engine damage, and oil sprayed onto hot engine components may result in a fire.
Remedy: Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil feed pipe free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.