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Look online and you’ll find quite a few pictures or videos staring Lamborghinis engulfed in flames. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made a recall for the Lamborghini Murcielago to prevent that from happening.
The recall affects 2007-2008 model and both coupe and roadsters. The issue seems to be with the welding around the fuel pump support located inside of the fuel tank. The welds could fail and allow gasoline to leak and, with an ignition source, could set the car on fire.
What makes this a big issue is that the Fuel Tank is located near the engine compartment, and with some spirited driving, gasoline could splash onto such things as red-hot exhaust manifolds and cause another exotic car’s death.
The good news is that the lucky owners of will be able to take their cars into their dealership starting this June. The dealership will replace the entire fuel tank free of charge, according to the NHTSA, which could be painful when it comes to per-hourly costs.