Automotive recalls are a regular occurrence, and some are more serious than others. There can be safety issues with the most affordable econoboxes as well as high-powered supercars. Today is a prime example of the latter. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has issued a recall for the one and only 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.
But wait? Didn't this already happen last March. Indeed it did, only it was for a separate issue regarding incorrectly installed door opening mechanisms. This time it's potentially even more serious. The NHTSA states due to potentially damaged aluminum frame threads, there could be loose arm anchor bolts that could cause the suspension arm joint to collapse.
Obviously, this could cause an accident and potentially serious injuries. Both the SVJ Coupe and Roadster are affected, though the recall is only for a grand total of three units total in the US. Lamborghini dealers will need to inspect and, if necessary, replace the front frame.
Fortunately, all three Aventadors are still in dealerships, meaning they haven't been sold just yet. All were manufactured between July 10 and August 31 of this year. Dealers will simply have to inspect each car and they shouldn't be driven until the necessary work has been completed. What caused this to happen in the first place?
Apparently, a supplier used the wrong tool while manufacturing the aluminum frame threads. Even a minor defect such as this can have dangerous consequences and Lamborghini can't take any chances. All three Lambos should be repaired and ready for sale shortly. The Aventador SVJ Coupe and Roadster are both powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 good for 759 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 62 mph requires only 2.8 seconds (2.9 for the Roadster) while top speed is 217 mph.
The Aventador lineup, in general, is nearly at the end of its production lifecycle and an all-new V12 flagship supercar, most likely with some sort of hybrid boost assistance, isn't too far away.