LOTUS ELISE 2008: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Make : LOTUS Model : ELISE Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2007-11-01 - 2011-07-30
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 14V280000
Date Owner's Notified: 2014-09-30 Date Received by ODI: 2014-05-27 Date Added to Database: 2014-05-27
Manufacturers Involved: Lotus Cars Limited
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2014/01R, 2014/02R
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 860
Summary:
      Lotus Cars USA, Inc. "Lotus" is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from November 2007 to July 2011, and 2011 Evora vehicles manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting.
Consequence:
      A detached oil hose could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
      Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings on the Elise and Exige vehicles and will replace the oil cooler hose assemblies on the Evora vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus' number for this recall is 201401R "Elise/Exige", and 2014/02R "Evora". Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 11V-510 and 13V-041.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.