Lamborghini Aventador recalled due to engine fire risk, Veneno not part of it

Article by Christian A., on February 17, 2017

Come on baby, light my fire… Suddenly, a recall becomes a sensational news for more than 12 minutes and 33 seconds. Lamborghini earlier this week announced it is issuing a recall on the Aventador model range. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall includes the Super Veloce, the Pirelli Edition, the Miura Homage and the Aventador LP720-4 50 Anniversario.

The notice said there are issues concerning the vehicle’s Evaporative Emission Control System, which had to do with some faulty purge valves and defective ROV (roll over valve) along its fuel tank.

The ROV basically seals off the valve opening in order to prevent fuel leaks under unfortunate circumstances. The purge valve meanwhile controls how much fuel vapor is purged from the carbon canister.

Having said that, the NHTSA warns how certain “handling” in an overfilled fuel tank could increase the risk of fire. This may happen when leaked fuel comes across an ignition source. For all those concerned, Lamborghini will notify the owners by mail to have the flawed valves upgraded at the dealerships.

In other news, rumors about the Veneno as possible candidate for the recall have also spread like wild fire in the last two days. Good thing, we’ve been busy covering other topics and so this article came a little late.

Needless to say, it gave us the advantage as we got the chance to hear out the truth ---straight from Kris Singh’s @lamborghiniks Instagram account. And we quote “as the only person that drives a Lamborghini Veneno I can tell you that I was told the recall is for the Aventador range and it does not apply to the engine in the Veneno.” Apparently, Singh has been getting a lot of comments on his IG posts concerning the issue --- even if he’s answered it many times before.

To lighten up the intense atmosphere running around on social media, a friend of Singh @Skokiss made a photo-edited version of what a Veneno “on fire” looks like. That same morning, Singh went LIVE on Instagram with his Veneno to “discuss recalls and what they really mean”.

In his post, he pointed out that recalls are actually pretty common and should not be considered as “massive news”. Unfortunately, we missed watching this particular live feed. It would’ve been splendid to watch a Veneno bustling in real time. Beyond that, we hope this will help clarify the rumors on the Veneno being included on the recall. Until then, tune in for more “newsworthy” articles right here. Ciao!

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