Lamborghini Murcielago and Gallardo Recalled To Fix Brake Problem


  • 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Picture

    2006 Lamborghini Murcielago Picture

    Lamborghini is recalling 404 2006-'10 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters and 263 2007-'09 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders with carbon ceramic brake discs because the screws may fail. | October 30, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Lamborghini is recalling 404 2006-'10 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters and 263 2007-'09 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders with carbon ceramic brake discs because the screws may fail.
  • Failure of the securing screws may result in a reduction in braking ability, said federal safety regulators.
  • The recall is expected to begin in November.

WASHINGTON — Lamborghini is recalling 404 2006-'10 Lamborghini Murcielago Coupes and Roadsters and 263 2007-'09 Gallardo Coupes and Spyders with carbon ceramic brake discs because the screws may fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The stainless steel screws that secure the brake rotors may fail after being exposed to salty conditions," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Failure of the securing screws may result in a reduction of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash."

Lamborghini told federal safety regulators that the customer "will experience a noise when a screw fails."

"If the affected disc was to lose 8 of the 10 screws, there would be a loss of braking at that wheel," the company said.

Lamborghini said it is not aware of any vehicle losing greater than three screws worldwide. There have been no screw failures reported in the U.S. There are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall.

Lamborghini dealers will replace the screws. The recall is expected to begin in November. Owners can contact Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276.

Edmunds says: Lamborghini says when sufficient screws are available of a material not susceptible to stress corrosion cracking, owners will be notified to make an appointment with their dealer.

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