Approximately 70 Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and Spyder models have been recalled in Australia over a fault with the cars’ power steering system that could result in a fire risk.
According to the official recall notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) website, Lamborghini Gallardo Coupes of model year 2004, 2005 and 2006 and Gallardo Spyders from model year 2005 and 2006 have been recalled due to a power steering high pressure pipe being damaged in certain conditions, which may result in a small fluid leak that poses a potential fire hazard.
The ACCC recommends consumers “contact an authorised Lamborghini dealer or service point without delay to arrange an inspection and repair if required”.
Though Lamborghini says it is not aware of any incidents or injuries related to the recall, it has contacted owners of the affected vehicles to arrange an appointment for necessary repairs. Clients have been asked to take their Service Booklet with them when they visit the dealer to ensure completion of all necessary entries.
Those owners who have sold their vehicle or taken it out of service have been issued a form to complete and return to Lamborghini so that all vehicles can be checked.
Lamborghini will repair the power steering system of affected vehicles at no cost, with the fix taking an estimated two to five business days depending on car configuration.
While no official media statement has been released, Lamborghini spokesperson Susan Darwiche said the Italian marque has thanked clients for their understanding and regrets any inconvenience caused to customers.
The Lamborghini Gallardo Coupes and Gallardo Spyders were priced around $425,000 and $485,000 respectively when new.