Lamborghini is recalling more than 200 Aventadors due to body panels flying off
If you own an SVJ, you need to read this...
If any Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe owners happen to be using DriveTribe, then this is the most important article you will ever read as your car is probably due a recall.
This recall comes about as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has said 221 units of the Aventador SVJ Coupe built between July 4, 2018, and January 15, 2021 have an issue involving the engine covers.
Engine covers flying off of your Lamborghini isn't ideal, especially once you've spent over $300,000 on one. This issue came about due to the excessive heat put onto the plastic parts of the engine cover whicn causes them to deform.
This then has an affect on the torque in the retain screws, which could result in it flying off the car altogether. Lamborghini first became aware of this January when they received a report “of a possible issue occurred in France with the rear engine hood of the Aventador SVJ Coupe through its dealer network," and have now issued the recall.
The NHTSA said: “The hood may flip open without warning and could fully detach from the vehicle if the car is in motion at high speed under strong vertical and longitudinal acceleration."
Thankfully, no incidents of this have occured yet, which is why the agency is encouraging all SVJ Coupe owners to get their supercar to their nearest Lamborghini dealer as soon as possible.