This is, without a doubt, the dumbest, most useless recall we have ever come across.
We’ve seen some important recalls, and we’ve seen some that seem rather trivial. We tend to only report on the ones affecting sportscars, but this one has to be the dumbest cause for a recall we’ve ever seen. The level of interest is covered by the Lotus Evora which the recall addresses. But the recall doesn’t actually address any sort of mechanical or safety issue directly. The cars are actually being called into authorized dealerships to have a sticker affixed to the window. That’s right, a sticker.
The issue is that certain examples of the Evora built between September and November of last year were granted an exemption from advanced airbag requirements for the passenger side. As a result, the cars in question were supposed to wear a special label indicating that the car in question was covered by the exemption. Some, apparently, are missing that sticker. So what’s the big deal? Apparently the fear is that, without the label, it would be hard for the owner to identify if his/her car is affected by a future recall. So they’re recalling the car now. The kicker is that the preemptive recall affects a grand total of only 28 vehicles. 28.