If you are lucky enough to own a Lamborghini Aventador, your car could be headed back to the dealer for a repair in November. Lamborghini filed documents with the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a safety recall that affects 2017 to 2019 Aventador S and S Roadster models. The recall will affect 441 cars.
Aventador S and S Roadsters Could Stall
The recall documents state that the models may stall “without warning” due to a software issue. The Italian automaker learned of the issue in May of this year. The problem could occur when the acceleration pedal is released in idle as the car approaches a stop. If that happens, the engine can shut off without warning, “increasing the risk of an accident.”
The report also stated that if the vehicle does stall, the driver can get it restarted. The cause of the issue appears to be due to the software that controls the Aventador’s engine management. Luckily, the fix is fairly simple and will take a technician about an hour to upgrade the software.
Lamborghini will start notifying dealerships of the recall on November 13. Affected customers will receive notice between November 20th and December 20th.
The latest recall is the third recall affecting the Aventador, with the first being issued in 2012. That recall pertained to an issue that prevented the headlights from being aimed vertically. Another recall made in 2017 affected Aventador coupes and roadsters because of the potential of a gas leak, which could lead to the vehicle catching fire under certain driving conditions.