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2005 Ford Thunderbird Premium

  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Warning Lights Include Fuel Cap, Beltminder(R), Airbag, Check Engine, ABS, Door Ajar, Low Washer Fluid, Low Fuel, Speed Control, Oil Pressure, Electrical System, Brake System and Low Coolant
  • Driver Airbag
  • Side Airbags With Chest Protection
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Switch
  • Passenger Airbag
  • L A T C H
  • Front Driver Side Manual Lumbar Support
 
Crash Test Results for the 2005 Ford Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 55455
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 55555
2005 Ford E-150 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
3
2005 Ford Escape 44553
2005 Ford Escape Hybrid 4455Not
Tested
2005 Ford Excursion Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2005 Ford Expedition 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2005 Ford Explorer 45553
2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2
2005 Ford F-150 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
4
2005 Ford F-150 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
4
2005 Ford F-150 55Not
Tested
Not
Tested
4
2005 Ford Five Hundred 55554
2005 Ford Focus 54344
2005 Ford Focus 44344
2005 Ford Freestar 55454
2005 Ford Freestyle 55554
2005 Ford GT Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2005 Ford Mustang 554Not
Tested
5
2005 Ford Mustang Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2005 Ford Ranger 444Not
Tested
3
2005 Ford Ranger 445Not
Tested
3
2005 Ford Taurus 45334
2005 Ford Taurus 45334
2005 Ford Thunderbird 455Not
Tested
5
 
Service Bulletins for 2005 Ford Thunderbird Premium
2005 FORD THUNDERBIRD:

Bulletin Number: 02162
WATER/MOISTURE IN COP WELLS - DTC P0301-P0308 - 3.9L ENGINE - VEHICLES BUILT THROUGH 5/1/2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0295
EXCESSIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM CURRENT DRAW WHICH COULD RESULT IN A DISCHARGED BATTERY AND A NO CRANK CONDITION. *TT SERVICE TIPS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 031404
ENGINE MISFIRE OR RUNNING - COIL ON PLUG (COP) IGNITION SYSTEMS - WDS COP KIT DIAGNOSTIC TIPS. TO INCLUDE VARIOUS 2005 MODELS. * AR THIS ARTICLE 04161 SUPERSEDES TSB 03-14-04.

Bulletin Number: 042107
GENERAL (PCM) POWER TRAIN CONTROL MODULE PROGRAMMING PROCEDURES. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042213
DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) C1145 AND/OR C1155 STORED IN ANTI-LOCK BRAKE SYSTEM (ABS) MODULE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 042616
WELD BONDING PROCEDURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 05612
DELAYED OR HARSH REVERSE ENGAGEMENTS - 5R55S TRANSMISSION - VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 09/23/2004. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0708
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION SOLENOID EMISSIONS WARRANTY EXTENSION. SAMPLE CONSUMER LETTER ATTACHED. *KB

Bulletin Number: 17946
ABS WARNING INDICATOR ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE C1145 AND/OR C1155. *TT

Bulletin Number: 18320
VIBRATION FELT FOR A FEW MILES OF DRIVING AFTER PARKING. *EH

Bulletin Number: 18515
MOISTURE IN STORAGE COMPARTMENT. *EH

Bulletin Number: 18615
UNUSUAL ENGINE NOISE OR ENGINE KNOCK CONCERNS DUE TO REGULAR FUEL. *TT

Bulletin Number: CSP 07M07
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

Bulletin Number: CSP 07M07
FORD/LINCOLN MERCURY: CERTAIN 2003-2005 MODEL YEAR LINCOLN LS AND FORD THUNDERBIRD VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.9L ENGINE WITH EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERAGE ON IGNITION COIL ASSEMBLIES AND ON 2003 MY VEHICLES ONLY , ENGINE VALVE COVER GASKETS.

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: SSM 46085
The Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual has been revised for diagnosing electronic throttle bodies (ETBs). The ETC_ACT and ETC_DSD PIDs should not used to diagnose possible ETB concerns. The IDS has a limited refresh rate

Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-1
FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

Bulletin Number: TSB-12-8-1
FORD/LINCOLN/MERCURY: MAY HAVE SLUDGE BUILDUP IN THROTTLE BODY LEADING TO LESS AIRFLOW OR ENGINE IDLING RPM FLUCTUATION AND HARD STARTS OR BATTERY DISCONNECT OR DEAD BATTERY AFTER KEEP ALIVE MEMORY (KAM) CLEAR. MODELS 2003-05 THUNDERBIRD

 
Recalls for 2005 Ford Thunderbird Premium
2005 FORD THUNDERBIRD
NHTSA Campaign ID: 05V113000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE
Manufacturer: FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 02/23/2005 - 02/28/2005
Potential Units Affected: 56
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL TANK MAY HAVE A LOCALIZED THIN WALL SECTION IN THE LOWER HALF OF THE TANK. THE FUEL TANK MAY CRACK CREATING A POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK AND FUEL ODOR. THE "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" INDICATOR MAY ILLUMINATE.
Consequence:
A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL TANK FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 4, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD AT 1-800-392-3673, LINCOLN AT 1-800-521-4140.
 


2008 Lotus Exige S 240

  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Crumple Zones
  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2008 Lotus Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
2008 LOTUS EXIGE:

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2013-18
To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-05
To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-11
Confirmation of updates to the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sections of the Technical Service Notes concerning the necessary procedures required to ensure that that the air conditioning compressor is correctly ?run in? aft

Bulletin Number: 2014-11
Confirmation of updates to the Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) sections of the Technical Service Notes concerning the necessary procedures required to ensure that that the air conditioning compressor is correctly ?run in? aft

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: SB-2008-13
LOTUS: OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE INSPECTION. SANDWICH PLATES USED ON VEHICLES WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS, POSSIBLY HAVE INCORRECT FETTLING OF OIL COOLER FEED PORT, REDUCING OIL COOLING EFFICIENCY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2011
LOTUS CARS: THE PROCEDURE TO RETROFIT AN OIL COOLER TRANSFER HOSE IN MODELS ELISE/EXIGE. *RM

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-18
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR CLARIFICATION OF INSTRUMENT PACK (IP) COMPATIBILITY, FOR SOME VEHICLES, BY PART NUMBERS, PRESENT DATE BY MODEL YEAR AND POWERTRAIN, SO INSTRUMENT DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF REPLACEMENT UNIT CAN BE ADAPTED


2008 LOTUS EXIGE S:

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-13
LOTUS: INSPECTION OF OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE USED ON CARS WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS. TO INSPECT OIL COOLER FEED PORT FOR CORRECT AREA. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2008-15
LOTUS: REVISED CLIP TO SECURE DOOR LATCH RELEASE ROD. TO IMPROVE SECURITY OF CONTROL ROD TO INTERIOR RELEASE HANDLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2008-13
LOTUS: OIL COOLER SANDWICH PLATE INSPECTION. SANDWICH PLATES USED ON VEHICLES WITH FRONT MOUNTED OIL COOLERS, POSSIBLY HAVE INCORRECT FETTLING OF OIL COOLER FEED PORT, REDUCING OIL COOLING EFFICIENCY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2009-02
LOTUS: A SMALL RANGE OF PLATFORM MODELS CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK FROM INSECURE REAR HUB BOLTS. REQUEST A FURTHER RANGE OF CARS WHICH ARE NOT CONSIDERED TO BE AT RISK, ARE ALSO CHECKED AT THE NEXT OPPORTUNITY AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2011
LOTUS CARS: THE PROCEDURE TO RETROFIT AN OIL COOLER TRANSFER HOSE IN MODELS ELISE/EXIGE. *RM

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

 
Recalls for 2008 Lotus Exige S 240
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V280000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 11/01/2007 - 07/30/2011
Potential Units Affected: 860
Defect Description:
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.
Action to take:
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.
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line 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.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
2008 LOTUS EXIGE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V041000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: Lotus Cars USA, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 10/31/2007
Potential Units Affected: 451
Defect Description:
Lotus is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting.
Consequence:
A detached oil line 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.
Action to take:
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall began on March 4, 2013. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
 






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