Lamborghini has issued a recall on certain versions of its flagship Aventador LP 700-4
model due to a fault in the affected cars’ headlights.
The recall only affects those Aventador models built from July 15, 2011, through April 20, 2012.
Considering the exclusiveness of the model, as well as its six-figure pricetag, it’s no surprise that only 144 cars are being recalled.
According to Lamborghini, the lights on the affected cars fail to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
The root of the problem is that the headlights on some of these models can be aimed horizontally but not vertically. The consequences of an incorrect headlamp are reduced visibility for the driver and the possibility of blinding oncoming traffic--both of which may increase the risk of crash.
Lamborghini will be notifying owners of the affected cars from December 17. They will be asked to visit their nearest Lamborghini dealer, which will enable the vertical aiming and disable the horizontal aiming of the headlights, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 12V561000) or Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.