Last year about 80 examples of the 2011 Lotus Evora S were recalled over an issue with the oil feed pipe. The same number of 2011 Evora S', but with different manufacture dates, are back in the recall box again for a very similar issue; this time it's the engine oil cooler hose that could rupture and spray oil either onto the rear wheels or a hot engine part. Neither of those cases is good, and the latter could potentially lead to a fire.

Lotus is working on a solution, so a recall date hasn't been announced. The bulletin below from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has more information. Report Receipt Date: JUL 16, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V314000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 80

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s): 2011 LOTUS EVORA
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.

Lotus Cars USA, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles equipped with a manual transmission and manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The engine oil cooler hose may chafe and rupture resulting in oil loss.

Engine oil may be ejected onto the road or rear wheels which could cause a reduction in vehicle control and potential engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Engine oil sprayed onto a heat source may also lead to a vehicle fire.

The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-770-476-6564. Lotus' campaign number is 2013/03R.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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      A British sports car leaking oil? That's unpossible!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Fire aside, I've always wanted an Evora. They're just too damn expensive when new for what you get.
      • 2 Years Ago
      They should've recalled the Evoras before putting them in the recent (terrible) sci-fi movie "The Host." Ugh, what a first-rate turd of a movie.
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      Same here, always liked the Evora. Even looks happy from the front, until you pull up to one on the street – then you see the total aggressive stance.
      • 2 Years Ago
      The ladies' dress shop (that's what Clarkson said the name reminded him of) on fire? Reminds me of an old Alfred Hitchcock episode, "Total Loss":
      • 2 Years Ago
      And it's a Toyota engine, right?
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