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Lotus Evora Recall, Fire Danger

Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     LOTUS EVORA     2011
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS USA, INC. Report Receipt Date: OCT 01, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V477000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING   

Potential Number of Units Affected: 80   

2011 Lotus Evora Recall, Oil Fire Risk

Summary:
 Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles manufactured from February 2011 through September 2011, equipped with a three-piece oil feed pipe with a flexible hose section. This engine mounted oil feed pipe, used to supply oil to the engine cylinder head, can rupture.   

Consequence:
 The ruptured pipe can result in oil loss and engine damage, and oil sprayed onto hot engine components may result in a fire.

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