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1,700 Lamborghini Aventadors Could Have Faulty Transmissions In The US

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The special edition Veneno and Centenario are also included in the recall.

Italian cars usually aren't renowned for their reliability. In the case of Lamborghini, quality control has improved since the automaker was acquired by Audi and Volkswagen Group, but that still doesn't mean the company's supercars are immune to issues because a recall has been issued for the Aventador. According to Lamborghini, the flagship supercar's 6.5-liter, naturally aspirated V12 is prone to stalling when the seven-speed independent-shiftrod transmission downshifts automatically from low revs, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

To fix this issue, Lamborghini is recalling 1,700 Aventador models in the US to update their engine-control software. Specifically, the recall affects Aventador coupes and roadsters manufactured between March 22, 2011 and October 14, 2017. Don't forget the Veneno and Centenario are both based on the Aventador, so these special edition models are also included in the recall. Last year, Lamborghini sold a record 1,095 cars in the US, but most of those were Huracans so there's a good chance the recall affects most, if not every Aventador sold in America. Lamborghini will start notifying affected owners on August 3rd to arrange a visit to a dealer to have the software reflashed.

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This will be the second time the Centenario has been recalled this year, albeit because of a very minor issue – all 11 examples needed a new Gross Vehicle Weight Rating label. A more serious issue was discovered last year, when nearly 6,000 Aventadors were recalled because of a fire risk.