Up to 1,491 examples of the 2004-2006 Lamborghini Gallardo coupe and Spyder are being recalled due to potential power steering system leaks. Fluid can escape from high-pressure pipes located near the hydraulic pump, and if the fluid comes into contact with an ignition source a fire could result.

Lamborghini is notifying the affected owners, who can take their Gallardos to their dealers for repairs free of charge. For more information, read the bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration below.
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Report Date: September 14, 2012 at 05:32 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V430000

Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2004-2006 LAMBORGHINI / GALLARDO
Manufacturer: AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 03, 2012

Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,491

Summary:
Lamborghini is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Gallardo Coupe and Spyder vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the high pressure steering pipes near the the steering assistance hydraulic system pump might leak.

Consequence:
Leaking fluid, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Remedy:
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will update the power steering system free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or about, September 10, 2012. Owners may contact Lamborghini at 1-703-364-7042.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Ak74
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW reliability just like an Audi
        FIDTRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        Whats your opinion on the Element recall below? Honda reliability at its finest....
        Schadenfreude
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        friend has a 2003 VW Passat Wagon. 205,000 miles not a single issue
          superchan7
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Schadenfreude
          I had a horrible 2001 Passat, and a colleague has a low-mileage Jetta that has been OK so far. All this says is VW quality is inconsistent.
          dreadcthulhu01
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Schadenfreude
          Even the best automakers produce the occasional lemon, and even the worst end up with the occasional good car. To deduce a car make or models overall reliability, large scale surveys and studies are far more useful than single anecdotes. And on pretty much every large scale reliability study in the US over the last decade, VW & Audi have done very poorly relative to other automakers.
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Money well spent, all right
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Italian cars leak fluid?
        Myself
        • 2 Years Ago
        @xspeedy
        VW's "take anything what's on the shelf" attitude to building cars across all brands meets Italian crapsmanship....
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Myself
          "...and if the fluid comes into contact with an ignition source a fire could result." I stand corrected. Potential flameboyance.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Myself
          At least it's not Italian FLAMEboyance http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2011/07/25/article-2018589-0D24DC1200000578-811_634x454.jpg
          gtv4rudy
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Myself
          Check out the latest Jay Leno's garage. 1967 Lamborghini 400 with over 250,000 miles on the odometer and the air conditioner still works!
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Free replacement and fix recall, now. This stuff is unacceptable, on warranty or not.
      vegetto764
      • 2 Years Ago
      The whole article is a supposition. Words like: Possible, potential could result. It’s all about nothing.
      Z. Kesh
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you have a Lamborghini recalled, you are most likely quite a happy person....or put it this way: Better a Lamborghini in recall than a VW not on a recall.
        larry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Z. Kesh
        You couldn't give me a VW. The Passat is a piece of junk. Everyone I know that has one says it's in the shop more than on the road.
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      Now all those rich pricks are going to be pissed seeing a wet spot in their clean garage floor. Well at least now you know that you have this issue that they are telling you about..
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      All richies will trade it in and call it a day, lol.
      ultraclen2
      • 2 Years Ago
      wish i had one to recall i would kiss the ground it rolls on....
      Miguel A. Lopez
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, my God! I always feared mine got recalled.
      dukeisduke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Gallardos, catching fire? No WAY! /
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