2004 Lamborghini GallardoEnlarge Photo
The affected cars are from the 2004, 2005 and 2006 model years, of which 1,491 examples are currently in the U.S. The recall affects both Gallardo Coupe and Spyder models.
According to Lamborghini, high pressure hoses for the hydraulically-assisted power steering system may leak in certain driving situations. Should this occur, a fire could result if the fluid comes into contact with an ignition source.
The automaker is currently contacting owners who will be requested to take their cars to their nearest Lamborghini dealer to receive a free safety update of the steering system. For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V430000) or Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.
The Gallardo is the most popular model from Lamborghini to date. More than 12,000 examples have been built since it first came onto the market back in 2003. It originally debuted with a 5.0-liter V-10 engine, though this has since been upgraded to a 5.2-liter unit. The most powerful version of the Gallardo, the LP 570-4, develops 562 horsepower and will go from 0-60 mph in just 3.4 seconds.