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|RECALL: 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
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|RECALL: 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
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