Lotus recalling Evora sports cars for exemption labels

2013 Lotus Evora GTE

Lotus Cars has announced that they will be recalling a select few of their uplevel Evora sports car. More specifically, they will be recalling 28 of them, which were produced between September and November of 2012.

Although there is no mechanical issues, the vehicles did not come with a temporary exemption label, although they have been granted a temporary exemption from the federal government. The exemption is from the requirement to conform to the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, titled “Occupant Crash Protection”, which details the latest passenger side advanced air bag requirements. Also, the vehicles came with an incorrect date of manufacture on the Federal Certification Label.

Not only are the labels out of compliance with federal regulations, but they also may prevent the owner from determining the accurate recall applicability, which could increase the risk of the vehicle being involved in an accident.

This particular vehicle recall will have Lotus notifying the registered owners, to have them bring the vehicles back to the dealership for the application of the exemption label, which will be done at no charge to them. Similar label issues have other manufacturers recently as well, such as Rolls-Royce and Toyota.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a service appointment, feel free to contact your local Lotus dealer. The recall notifications are expected to begin immediately.


Source: Consumer Affairs

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