Lamborghini Huracans Recalled Over Headlights Snafu
Some Lamborghini owners will soon be notified that their luxury sports cars are being recalled, the Italian automaker recently told U.S. regulators.
The company is recalling nearly 8,000 Huracan sports cars because the headlights may be adjustable beyond standards allowable in the U.S., USA Today reports. Specifically, the cars’ infotainment system software offers two functions - Tourist Mode and the Adaptive Front-lighting System - that allow headlights to be adjusted beyond federal standards.
“Incorrectly adjusted headlights may result in reduced visibility (for the driver and other motorists) which could increase the risk of a crash,” Lamborghini said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The recall covers certain 2015-2024 Huracan sports cars. Lamborghini said it plans to notify owners of recalled vehicles via mail in February.
“Affected vehicles will receive a software update in order to deactivate the headlamp functions Tourist Mode and the Adaptive Front-lighting System,” the company said in the defect notice.
Lamborghini makes some of the highest-priced luxury vehicles on the planet. Still, the company - like other major auto manufacturers around the world - still struggles to ensure that its cars are safe to drive.
In late 2022, for instance, Lamborghini recalled its new Countach hybrid sports cars. The company said at the time that the vehicles’ glass panels could detach and fly off in traffic, posing a serious safety hazard.
Lamborghini called back certain Uru sedans just a month earlier. That recall, according to the auto manufacturer, came after Lamborghini determined that a defect could make the cars’ rear view cameras inoperable.
Legal Rights for California Car Owners
Whether you are behind the wheel of a high-end sports car or driving a more moderately priced vehicle, defects and malfunctions pose a serious risk to you and anyone on the road with you.
It is important to understand that car owners and lessors in California have some significant rights and protections under the state’s lemon law. Namely, you do not need to wait around for a recall to get a defective car fixed.
The lemon law, known formally as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, requires auto manufacturers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces those companies to buy back vehicles that they cannot or will not fix. That includes covering the purchase price, financing fees and other related expenses.
A carmaker can instead offer to replace the vehicle, but it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement. An experienced lemon law attorney can help you understand your rights and take action.
Talk with an Orange County Lemon Law Attorney
If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, an Orange County lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.