Lamborghinis worth up to $950k recalled over major defect

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·1-min read

Two luxury Lamborghini models are being recalled for repairs over fears the bonnet may flip open and detach from the car. 

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ 63 manufactured between 2018 and 2021 are being recalled by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). 

"The hood hinges may loosen and may not hold the hood closed," the ACCC said in the product recall advice. 

A green Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe.
The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe is being recalled. Source: Lamborghini.com

"The hood may unlatch and flip open or detach from the vehicle. 

"If the hood flips open or detaches from the vehicle, there is an increased risk of an accident and injury or death to vehicle occupants or other road users."

The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Coupe retails for about $790,000 while the Aventador SVJ 63 is priced at about $950,000.

The ACCC said a total of 22 of the luxury vehicles had been affected, three of which were Aventador SVJ 63 models while the rest are Aventador SVJ Coupes. 

Automobili Lamborghini SpA will get in touch with the owners of affected vehicles and as parts become available consumers will be able to book an appointment with an authorised Lamborghini dealer to have the hood hinge screws replaced. 

According to the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, vehicles are recalled if there is a risk of causing injury to a person or if it does not comply with the national road vehicle standards. 

Those concerned about their vehicles should check if their vehicle identification number is on this list.

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