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Lotus Elise Recalled for Turn Signal Defects

Do you own one of these potentially lemon Lotus Elise vehicles?
Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
LOTUS ELISE 2011
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS LTDMfr's Report Date: OCT 27, 2011
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V541000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 52
Summary:
 LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 ELISE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES WERE FITTED WITH TURN SIGNAL MODULES WHICH WERE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE REVISED FRONT HEADLIGHT CONFIGURATION WHICH INCLUDES THE INTEGRAL FRONT LED TURN SIGNAL UNITS. THE INCOMPATIBLE MODULE MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS CAUSE ALL THE LED TURN SIGNAL LAMPS TO FLASH AT AN ERRATIC FREQUENCY WHEN THE HAZARD WARNING SWITCH IS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, IN THE EVENT THAT EITHER A FRONT OR REAR TURN SIGNAL LAMP FAILS TO ILLUMINATE OR DOES NOT FLASH AT THE CORRECT FREQUENCY WHEN OPERATED, THE REMAINING FUNCTIONING SIGNAL LAMPS ON THAT VEHICLES SIDE AS WELL AS THE INSTRUMENT TURN TELL TALE LAMP WILL NOT FLASH AT AN INCREASED RATE AS INTENDED.
Consequence:
 THE DRIVER WILL NOT BE VISUALLY ALERTED TO THE FACT THAT ONE OR MORE OF THE VEHICLES TURN SIGNAL LAMPS IS NOT OPERATING CORRECTLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
 LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURN SIGNAL MODULE
If you own a lemon Lotus Elise and your dealer isn't taking care of you and the factory won't help you either - then call us on our Lotus Lemon Law Hotline at 1.888.331.6422 for free lemon law help. Getting rid of lemon cars is what we do. Getting your money is what you deserve. Making the factory pay for our attorney fees? Well, that's only fair.

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