Here's how it will be fixed.
The Lamborghini Urus has been a smashing sales success for the Italian supercar brand. In 2019, its first model year, Lamborghini's sales increased by an astonishing 43 percent thanks to its second-ever SUV. The 8,205 vehicles it sold represented the brand's best-ever year in its entire 56-year history. Sales for 2020 are also expected to be excellent in spite of the damage done by the pandemic. Despite its success and rave reviews, the Urus can still be prone to manufacturer defects, and that's exactly what's happened.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a recall for 2019-2020 models due to a potential fuel leak. The filing states that high temperatures in the engine compartment could damage the fuel line quick connector and, eventually, lead to a potential leak.
This, in turn, could lead to a fire, a situation no one wants to see happen, especially from a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with 641 horsepower. The remedy is to replace the fuel line and quick connector, a service that will be done free of charge, as always. A total of 2,831 vehicles are affected in the US and Lamborghini will begin notifying owners on December 18. To date, there have been no known reports of accidents, injuries, or fatalities.
This past March and October, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ was recalled, though for two different problems.
The first recall was for just 26 examples due to an incorrectly installed cable pin inside the internal door handles. The concern was that these handles could fall off and leave the occupants trapped inside. October's problem was potentially even more serious because of potentially damaged aluminum frame threads that could lead to the suspension arm joint to collapse. Only three units were affected.
This new Urus recall, however, is for far more vehicles and dealerships will definitely have their hands full in the run-up to the holidays.