Lotus Recalls Cars With Oil Leak That Could Spray Tires


Posted on 29th October 2011 by gjohnson in Uncategorized


Lotus Cars USA has voluntarily recalled more than 5,000 cars over an oil-cooler line detachment that could spray oil on tires, causing an accident.

Last week, on Oct. 26, Lotus notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its safety recall of the Lotus Elise for the years 2005 to 2006 and the Lotus Exige for the years 2005 to 2006. There are 5,037 cars potentially affected.


The vehicles were manufactured from June 1, 2004, through Nov. 30, 2006.

According to Lotus, “The oil-cooler line may become detached from its fitting,” and “a detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.”

Lotus plans to notify the owners of the affected cars, and dealers will repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge.


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