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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a bulletin over a recall for up to 144 examples of the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador here in the States. The affected models, built from July 15, 2011 to April 20, 2012 have headlights that apparently don't conform to US federal motor vehicle safety standards. The lamps can be aimed horizontally but not vertically, which can reduce their usefulness for the driver and blind oncoming traffic if aimed improperly.

Lamborghini is expected to begin notifying affected owners next week, at which time they can take their Aventadors to their dealers for a fix free of charge. The complete bulletin from NHTSA is below.
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Report Date: December 14, 2012 at 09:03 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V561000

Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2012 LAMBORGHINI / AVENTADOR
Manufacturer: AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI
Report Receipt Date: DEC 04, 2012

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 144

Summary:
Lamborghini is recalling certain model year 2012 Aventador vehicles manufactured July 15, 2011, through April 20, 2012 for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may have headlights that can be aimed horizontally but not vertically.

Consequence:
An incorrect headlamp aim could reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlights, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on December 17, 2012. Owners may contact Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.

Notes:
Lamborghini's recall campaign number is LB834-R.09.12. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.


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      The Calvinator
      • 2 Years Ago
      How did Lamborghini miss that minor detail? Lol, maybe they didn't expect it to be driven at night.
        Paul
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Calvinator
        Maybe they didn't expect people to load the back seat up with fat people thus causing the headlights to require vertical leveling. Cars with HIDs require vertical leveling systems so that you don't blind oncoming traffic when something causes the rear of the car to sit lower than normal. This problem does not exist for the Aventador, but the law doesn't make exceptions. This is retarded.
      snap_understeer_ftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      That wouldn't happen if Lambo had contracted Nissan for their headlamps like they did on the Diablo :D (Diablo had 300ZX headlamps, it was cheaper for them since they didn't need to recertify or tool up a new design)
        4RR4Y
        • 2 Years Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        Imagine grafting 370Z headlights to the Aventador... Scary prospect.
        Klep
        • 2 Years Ago
        @snap_understeer_ftw
        That's awesome, actually. I was too young at the time to notice and had never heard that. Thank you for pointing that out.
      Klep
      • 2 Years Ago
      I guess I figured details like this had to be confirmed before a car was allowed to be sold in the US. Someone in Lamborghini sure screwed the pooch on this one.
      ELG
      • 2 Years Ago
      POS. I guess Ill do the owners a service and buy one of these lemons off of them for cheap.
      zoom_zoom_zoom
      • 2 Years Ago
      All these recall threads are really BORING.
        ydooby
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zoom_zoom_zoom
        So what do you want from recall threads to make them exciting? To involve actual accidents and deaths?
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why aren't people ranting and crying out for Winkleman to be sacked over this headlamp recall? Oh yeah it's not a Ford. Also; "The lamps can be aimed horizontally but not vertically, which can reduce their usefulness for the driver and blind oncoming traffic if aimed improperly." - if aimed properly you mean... for payback to those who won't dip their own lights. - KA POW!
        Toronto St. Pats
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brodz
        Wow an actual douche-bag. I've only seen one in a zoo until now.
          Brodz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Toronto St. Pats
          Why would you see an actual douche-bag at a zoo. Think about it... if you actually knew the meaning of the term. Sounds like a perverse zoo you go to.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brodz
        Are you seriously comparing a super super small production car with a headlamp issue to hundreds of thousands of cars that can catch on fire?
          Brodz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Jonathan Wayne
          Hundreds of thousands of cars that can catch on fire? It's not even one hundred thousand you numpty. Talk about taking a liberty with facts. No one cares for your bitter anti-ford comments Jon Wayne, so go and ride off into the sunset.
        Moreno636
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brodz
        BWAHAHAHA this idiot actually compared a headlight issue with cars catching fire. Stop being a dummy, nobodies life or even for that matter the car itself isnt at risk in this case.
          Brodz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Moreno636
          Kind of like the Lamborghini Gallardo that would catch fire? Ignorance is bliss isn't it? Cars aren't perfect, and they never will be. It's how a manufacturer goes about fixing it that counts.
      m_2012
      • 2 Years Ago
      File under "Who cares?" Set it and forget it.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      Who cares really. No car is perfect. Just don't go as far as spontaneous flames.
      lsloanpdx
      • 2 Years Ago
      Citroen 2CV had lights that were adjustable for height by a knob on the left side of the steering wheel that turned a gear and rod on the cross member that held up the lights. Adjust to your hearts content. Lambo should check that out
      MICHAEL
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan never gets the credit they deserve.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      'Lamborghini recalls Aventador due to issues of scaring small children at first sight.'
      RED SKULL
      • 2 Years Ago
      For once its not a TOYOTA...
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