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Lotus Recall Information


NEWS: Lotus is recalling certain 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles and 2011 Evora vehicles; OIL COOLER HOSE
Report Receipt Date: MAY 27, 2014 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V280000 
Component(s):  OIL COOLER HOSE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 860 

JULY 2014 -- Lotus Cars USA, Inc. (Lotus) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from November 2007 to July 2011, and 2011 Evora vehicles manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting. A detached oil hose could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire. Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings on the Elise and Exige vehicles and will replace the oil cooler hose assemblies on the Evora vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Lotus' number for this recall is 201401R (Elise/Exige), and 2014/02R (Evora). Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 11V-510 and 13V-041. 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 www.safercar.gov

MORE RECALL INFO: 

  • Lotus Elise
  • Lotus Exige
  • Lotus Evora

NEWS:  Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V477000  @  www.Safercar.Gov

OCTOBER 2012 -- Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles manufactured from February 2011 through September 2011, equipped with a three-piece oil feed pipe with a flexible hose section. This engine mounted oil feed pipe, used to supply oil to the engine cylinder head, can rupture. The ruptured pipe can result in oil loss and engine damage, and oil sprayed onto hot engine components may result in a fire. Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil feed pipe free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during November 2012. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. 12V-477


NEWS:   Lotus is recalling certain 2011 Elise vehicles; Turn Signal Flasher Unit

NOVEMBER 2011 -- Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Elise vehicles manufactured from June 2010, through February 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 108, "lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." these vehicles were fitted with turn signal modules which were not compatible with the revised front headlight configuration which includes the integral front led turn signal units. The incompatible module may, under certain conditions cause all the led turn signal lamps to flash at an erratic frequency when the hazard warning switch is depressed. In addition, in the event that either a front or rear turn signal lamp fails to illuminate or does not flash at the correct frequency when operated, the remaining functioning signal lamps on that vehicles side as well as the instrument turn tell tale lamp will not flash at an increased rate as intended. The driver will not be visually alerted to the fact that one or more of the vehicles turn signal lamps is not operating correctly, increasing the risk of a crash. Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the turn signal module free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.   11V-541

MORE RECALL INFO:  NHTSA Recall Info


OCTOBER 2011 -- Lotus is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from June 1, 2004, through November 30, 2006. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting. A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire. Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. 11V-510

MAY 2009 -- Lotus is recalling 27 Model Year 2009 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from January 14 through May 5, 2009. The rear hub flange bolts on some of these vehicles may be under-torqued and may become loose. If that occurs, an insecure hub could lead to degradation in vehicle handling, and a rubbing noise from the rear of the vehicle. If the problem is not addressed promptly, the driver could lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a crash. Lotus will notify owners and repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2009. Owners may contact Lotus toll-free at 1-800-245-6887.  09V-179