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The three-part oil supply line was only used on supercharged Evora models built between the production dates referenced above. Later production models used a single piece rigid oil line, which is not subject to recall.
Lotus has reported numerous incidents of ruptured flexible tubing on the oil line assembly, including several that resulted in engine damage from loss of oil pressure. In two cases, engine fires were reported that may be related to this defect.
Lotus will notify owners of affected Evora S models, and dealers will replace the three-piece oil feed line with the single piece unit when the recall begins. Only Evora S models, equipped with the supercharged 3.5-liter V-6, are included in the recall.
A recall schedule has not yet been issued, and owners with questions or concerns can reach Lotus at (800) 245-6887. Current information on this recall can also be obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline, reached at (888) 327-4236.