|Vehicle Make / Model:
LOTUS / EVORA
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
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.
The ruptured pipe can result in oil loss and engine damage, and oil sprayed onto hot engine components may result in a fire.
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil feed pipe free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided the agency with a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.