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Lamborghini to recall 143 Gallardo models in the UK

Time 3:29 pm, October 16, 2013

021006-c-mphLAMBORGHINI is set to recall roughly 143 Gallardo models in the UK, due to a potential issue with the rear brake discs.

The fault will affect Gallardo models, including the Gallardo Coupe and Gallardo Spyder variants, produced between January 2007 and May 2009.

According to the Italian manufacturer, the stainless steal screws used to hold together the optional carbon ceramic brake discs could fail due to corrosion, meaning there’s a good chance the rear discs could fall off completely.


What’s more, if the discs were to lose more than eight screws, there would be diminished braking performance at the rear wheels and possible complete brake failure, although Lamborghini has said this is highly unlikely.

All owners will be contacted and directed to take their cars straight to the nearest dealer, where Lamborghini will replace the stainless steel screws with a screw of a different material free of charge.

There have been no reported incidents relating to the brake disc issue in the UK, but Lamborghini recalled almost 1,500 Gallardo models in 2012 due to a number of issues which could have lead to a fire.


 

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