2008 Lamborghini MurcielagoEnlarge Photo
A replacement for the Lamborghini Murcielago is just around the corner, in fact near-complete prototypes for the new car can be seen here, but that doesn’t mean nobody is looking at the aging Murcie anymore.
On sale since 2001, it wasn’t until now that a potential safety flaw was detected and a recall issued. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made a recall for 2007 and 2008 model year Lamborghini Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters, with owners of the affected models requested to take their cars into dealerships from June onwards.
The recall stems from a problem concerning the fuel pump, which is located inside the fuel tank. The welds on the fuel pump have the potential to break and thus leak fuel outside of the tank. Since on the Murcielago the fuel tank is located near the engine, there is a potential for the cars to catch on fire--something that we have seen in the past.
The remedy is to replace the fuel pump and tank, which the dealerships will do as a free service.