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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.

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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.

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Ferrari 458 Recalled for Faulty Trunk Release

Wealthy children will get one more safe hiding spot after fix.

by on Sep.24, 2014

The Ferrari 458 Spider as well as the 458 Italia are being recalled for faulty trunk latches.

For those who have been looking to play hide-and-seek in the trunk of pricey Italian sports cars, there is some good news if their car of choice is the Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider: they’re being recalled in the U.S. because safety regulators have figured that the internal trunk releases don’t work properly.

Hiders can now get in and out of the trunk on their own.

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The 458 Italia starts at about $230,000 and the Spider at $250,000. (more…)