Lamborghini Calls Back Huracans Over Door Handle Defects
Even some of the most expensive vehicles in the world are not immune to safety defects, as a recent recall from Lamborghini shows.
The luxury vehicle manufacturer recently told federal regulators that it is calling back 21 Huracan EVO sportscars. The vehicles, which start at more than $200,000 apiece, are equipped with faulty driver-side door handles, the company said.
“The safety clip of the cable that unlatches the door when the outer handle is pulled may have not been properly positioned,” Lamborghini told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “As a result, over time, the cable could become loose and the left-side doors may not be able to be opened from outside of the vehicle.”
“This failure could lead to the inability to operate the handle from outside of the vehicle with a safety risk in case of emergency,” the company added.
The recall covers certain 2022 Huracan EVOs that were built in early May. The company told NHTSA that owners of recalled cars would be notified by early July. Lamborghini is asking those owners to bring their cars to an authorized dealer for inspection and repair.
This is not the first time that the company has had to call back high-end vehicles over defects spotted after the cars are shipped to customers.
Last year, Lamborghini 220 Aventador SVJ coupes because of a defect that could cause the supercars’ hoods to fly open without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.
Know Your California Lemon Law Rights
Whether you are sporting a Lambo or behind the wheel of a more moderately priced vehicle, defects are a real threat to you, the passengers in your car and anyone else on the road.
The world’s largest automakers recall millions of vehicles every year, citing a wide range of defects that pose serious safety risks. They often announce such recalls long after the cars have left factory floors and been sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Fortunately, car owners and lessors in California do not have to wait around for a recall to get defective vehicles fixed. The state’s lemon law generally requires carmakers to perform a full slate of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty.
The law also forces manufacturers to buy back (or replace, in some cases) cars that they cannot or refuse to fix. That includes compensating the owner for the purchase price of the vehicles, as well as monthly loan payments, financing fees, rental car costs and other related expenses.
There is no specific number of repair requests or attempts that must be made before the buyback or replace requirement kicks in. That is one reason why it is important to speak with an experienced lemon law attorney.
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If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle or are haggling with a car manufacturer over repairs, the California lemon lawyers at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.