Posted Dec 14th 2012 4:30PM
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a bulletin over a recall for up to 144 examples of the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador here in North America. The affected models, built from July 15, 2011 to April 20, 2012 have headlights that apparently don't conform to US federal motor vehicle safety standards. The lamps can be aimed horizontally but not vertically, which can reduce their usefulness for the driver and blind oncoming traffic if aimed improperly.
Lamborghini is expected to begin notifying affected owners next week, at which time they can take their Aventadors to their dealers for a fix free of charge. The complete bulletin from NHTSA is below.
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Report Date: December 14, 2012 at 09:03 AM
NHTSA Campaign ID number: 12V561000
Vehicle Model Year(s) Make / Model: 2012 LAMBORGHINI / AVENTADOR
Manufacturer: AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI
Report Receipt Date: DEC 04, 2012
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 144
Lamborghini is recalling certain model year 2012 Aventador vehicles manufactured July 15, 2011, through April 20, 2012 for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may have headlights that can be aimed horizontally but not vertically.
An incorrect headlamp aim could reduce the drivers visibility and possibly blind oncoming traffic. Either condition may increase the risk of crash.
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlights, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on December 17, 2012. Owners may contact Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.
Lamborghini's recall campaign number is LB834-R.09.12. Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); or go to http://www.safercar.gov.