Lamborghini Murciélago – Click above for high-res image gallery
We've seen a rash of recalls in the past few months, but none of the cars and trucks under the spotlight of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have quite the cache of the Lamborghini Murciélago.
The Raging Bull is recalling 428 of its 2007 and 2008 model year Murcielago coupes and roadsters for a potentially serious problem that could result in a fuel leak and possibly a fire. The problem apparently lies with the welds holding the fuel pump support inside the fuel tank. If the welds fail to hold, the tank could detach – and nobody wants a $350,000 exotic with a detached fuel tank.
Owners of the potentially defective Murciélagos can take their supercar to the nearest Lambo dealer for a free repair. Hit the jump to read over the official NHTSA press release.
Manufacturer: AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 14, 2010
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V215000 N/A
NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Potential Number of Units Affected: 428
LAMBORGHINI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 MURCIELAGO AND MURCIELAGO ROADSTER VEHICLES. THE WELDS HOLDING THE FUEL PUMP SUPPORT INSIDE THE FUEL TANK COULD DETACH. THIS SITUATION MAY RESULT IN A FUEL LEAK.
FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LAMBORGHINI AT 1-912-409-5634 OR 1-508-808-9562.
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 HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .