Lamborghini Recalling Over 400 Murcielagos Due to Fuel Leak Issue
Lamborghini has recently announced that it is recalling 428 units of the Murcielago Coupe and Roadster, due to a fuel leak issue. In rough numbers, the figure can be translated into 10 percent of the Murcielago’s total production.
According to the Italian automotive producer, the welds that hold the fuel pump support, which is located inside the fuel tank, can detach, with the situation leading to a fuel leak. The problem can eventually lead to a fire.
The recall campaign affects 2007 and 2008 model year Murcielagos - yes, we are talking about the LP 640 versions of the supercar. The safety campaign will debut in the course of the following month, with dealers replacing the fuel tank free of charge.
Owners can contact Lamborghini at 1-912-409-5634 OR 1-508-808-9562, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hot line at 1-888-327-4236.
Let’s hope that all goes well and the number of burning supercars on the road (which is already quite high) doesn’t increase.
The LP640 Murcielago uses a 6.5 liter V12 engine that develops 640 hp at 8,000 rpm and 486 lb-ft (660 Nm) of torque at 6,000 rpm, pushing the supercar past the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark in just 3.4 seconds.