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 safety recall began on December 10, 2012. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
LOTUS CARS USA, INC.
Lotus Cars USA, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2011 Evora supercharged vehicles equipped with a manual transmission and manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The engine oil cooler hose may chafe and rupture resulting in oil loss.
Engine oil may be ejected onto the road or rear wheels which could cause a reduction in vehicle control and potential engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Engine oil sprayed onto a heat source may also lead to a vehicle fire.
Lotus will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on November 13, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-770-476-6564. Lotus' campaign number is 2013/03R.
Lotus Cars USA, Inc. 2013/03R