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Lamborghini’s $4M Veneno Recalled For Fire Risk

Just the latest among ultra-exclusive cars to face recall.

by on Feb.16, 2017

Lamborghini Veneno shown during its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

When you’re spending $4 million for an automobile you might expect it to do lots of things, including topping out at more than 200 miles an hour. What you probably wouldn’t expect it to do is go up in flames.

But that’s precisely what could happen, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which has published a recall notice covering all 12 of the 12-cylinder supercars that Lamborghini introduced in 2013 to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The government warns that “under certain conditions,” the rare collectible two-seater could catch fire.

The Rest of the Story!

The Lamborghini Veneno may be one of the most expensive automobiles ever recalled, but it is far from the only exotic and exclusive car to face a service action as a result of an unexpected safety defect. That list includes such high-line brands as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Maserati and even Rolls-Royce.


Rolls Recall Provides A Scare for Ghost Owners.

Problem also snags BMW models.

by on Apr.17, 2012

The rich also face recalls. A new one impacting the $248,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost.

“You know, the rich are different from you or me,” F. Scott Fitzgerald reportedly explained to Ernest Hemmingway once.

Likely true on most counts but, it seems, rich and poor alike share a common problem when it comes to automotive recalls. And that includes Rolls-Royce, which has been snagged by a circuit board problem that could lead to fires in its Ghost model.

The problem also appears to be impacting some products produced by BMW, the German automaker that owns Rolls.


The issue centers around the system used to control the auxiliary water pump for the 2011 version of the turbocharged Ghost sedan, according to a statement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.