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2008 Lotus Elise Convertible

  • 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 Elise Convertible
2008 LOTUS ELISE:

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: 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: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

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

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

 
Recalls for 2008 Lotus Elise Convertible
2008 LOTUS ELISE
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 ELISE
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 ELISE
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.
 


2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Side Airbags With Head Protection
  • Front Dual Knee Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Automatic Safety Rollbar
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2014 Lamborghini Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
2014 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR:

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.02.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed the replacement codes in case of rupture of one or both the air intake deflector?s PIN.

Bulletin Number: BI.07.17
Information Bulletin on the Variable Timing Mechanisms on the Aventador.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.01.16
ENGINE SW UPDATE: TO PREVENT A FALSE MIL FROM BEING DISPLAYED ON DASHBOARD WHEN ENGINE IS WARM AND IDLING AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE VVT EXHAUST THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO THE DESIRED POSITION.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.02.16
ENGINE SW UPDATE: TO PREVENT A FALSE MIL FROM BEING DISPLAYED ON DASHBOARD WHEN ENGINE IS WARM AND IDLING AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE VVT EXHAUST THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO THE DESIRED POSITION.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.03.17
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa found some cars in which the insulation for blow by pipes are noncompliant with our quality esthetical standards, therefore has decided to introduce new designed pipes

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.04.16
ON SOME VEHICLES THE MESSAGE WHICH WARNS FOR THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE CATALYST MAY ERRONEOUSLY APPEARS ON THE DASHBOARD.

Bulletin Number: L73XA0517
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa introduced new fuel stickers specifying the recommended minimum octane number expressed in RON (Research Octane Number) or AKI (Anti-Knock Index) for the gasoline to

Bulletin Number: L73XA0517
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa introduced new fuel stickers specifying the recommended minimum octane number expressed in RON (Research Octane Number) or AKI (Anti-Knock Index) for the gasoline to

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.18
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has introduced a new relay for e-gear pump.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.19
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has encountered a mistake on the emergency procedure for opening the fuel flap actuator on the owner?s Handbook, therefore apply the label for the correction.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.19
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has encountered a mistake on the emergency procedure for opening the fuel flap actuator on the owner?s Handbook, therefore apply the label for the correction.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.18
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has identified a problem in the idler roller.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.19
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.19
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.09.17
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa found that the water expansion tank may leak either under severe driving condition or at high ambient temperature.

Bulletin Number: L73X-T-08-19
As a result of a continuous product monitoring, Automo-bili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-T-08-19
As a result of a continuous product monitoring, Automo-bili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: TPI_LB73X.02.18
Information bulletin for the correct assembly of anti-noise felts on Lamborghini Aventador.


2014 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR ROADSTER:

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.01.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed that the emergency opening procedure of the petrol window described in the owner's manual supplied with the cars is incomplete.

Bulletin Number: BI.02.18
Lamborghini dealers are informed the replacement codes in case of rupture of one or both the air intake deflector?s PIN.

Bulletin Number: BI.07.17
Information Bulletin on the Variable Timing Mechanisms on the Aventador.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.01.16
ENGINE SW UPDATE: TO PREVENT A FALSE MIL FROM BEING DISPLAYED ON DASHBOARD WHEN ENGINE IS WARM AND IDLING AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE VVT EXHAUST THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO THE DESIRED POSITION.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.02.16
ENGINE SW UPDATE: TO PREVENT A FALSE MIL FROM BEING DISPLAYED ON DASHBOARD WHEN ENGINE IS WARM AND IDLING AS CONSEQUENCE OF THE VVT EXHAUST THAT DOES NOT RETURN TO THE DESIRED POSITION.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.03.17
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa found some cars in which the insulation for blow by pipes are noncompliant with our quality esthetical standards, therefore has decided to introduce new designed pipes

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.04.16
ON SOME VEHICLES THE MESSAGE WHICH WARNS FOR THE HIGH TEMPERATURE OF THE CATALYST MAY ERRONEOUSLY APPEARS ON THE DASHBOARD.

Bulletin Number: L73XA0517
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa introduced new fuel stickers specifying the recommended minimum octane number expressed in RON (Research Octane Number) or AKI (Anti-Knock Index) for the gasoline to

Bulletin Number: L73XA0517
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa introduced new fuel stickers specifying the recommended minimum octane number expressed in RON (Research Octane Number) or AKI (Anti-Knock Index) for the gasoline to

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.18
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has introduced a new relay for e-gear pump.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.19
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has encountered a mistake on the emergency procedure for opening the fuel flap actuator on the owner?s Handbook, therefore apply the label for the correction.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.06.19
Automobili Lamborghini SpA has encountered a mistake on the emergency procedure for opening the fuel flap actuator on the owner?s Handbook, therefore apply the label for the correction.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.18
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has identified a problem in the idler roller.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.19
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.07.19
Automobili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-A.09.17
As a result of continuous product monitoring, Automobili Lamborghini Spa found that the water expansion tank may leak either under severe driving condition or at high ambient temperature.

Bulletin Number: L73X-T-08-19
As a result of a continuous product monitoring, Automo-bili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: L73X-T-08-19
As a result of a continuous product monitoring, Automo-bili Lamborghini Spa has detected that in some cases the cold junctions for thermocouples could detect an incorrect catalyst temperature due to the actual mounting position.

Bulletin Number: TPI_LB73X.02.18
Information bulletin for the correct assembly of anti-noise felts on Lamborghini Aventador.

 
Recalls for 2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
2014 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V073000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Manufacturer: Automobili Lamborghini
Manufacture Dates: 03/22/2011 - 12/05/2016
Potential Units Affected: 1453
Defect Description:
Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2012-2017 Aventador Coupe and Aventador Roadster vehicles. In certain driving conditions while the vehicle has a full gas tank, gasoline may contact the exhaust system.
Consequence:
Gasoline contact with an ignition source such as a hot exhaust system can increase the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the fuel tank's evaporative emissions system, free of charge. The recall began February 2017. Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276.
2014 LAMBORGHINI AVENTADOR
NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V391000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Manufacturer: Automobili Lamborghini
Manufacture Dates: 03/22/2011 - 10/14/2017
Potential Units Affected: 1700
Defect Description:
Automobili Lamborghini (Lamborghini) is recalling certain 2012-2018 Lamborghini Aventador Coupe and Roadster vehicles. The engine may stall unexpectedly during certain driving conditions such as when the accelerator pedal is released below 2000 rpms while the transmission is automatically down shifting to a lower gear.
Consequence:
An engine stall can increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Lamborghini will notify owners, and dealers will install updated engine software, free of charge. The recall began August 3, 2018. Owners may contact Lamborghini customer service at 1-866-681-6276. Lamborghini's number for this recall is L73X-R.02.18.
 






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