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FYI: Lamborghini Recalls Aventador Over Transmission Issue

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To whom the Aventador matters, coupe and roadster models manufactured in Sant’#### Bolognese from March 22, 2011 to October 14, 2017 are under recall. No less than 1,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S. according to the automaker.

 

The issue apparently stems from the software of the engine control module, which is set up to downshift when the engine is running at below 2,000 revolutions per minute. What that means is, the IRS (independent shifting rods) transmission could stall the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

 

Bearing in mind the Veneno and Centenario are both based on the Aventador, those special editions are also included in the recall. Adding insult to injury, remember that Lamborghini called back the V12 flagship last year over a fire risk from overfilling the fuel tank.

 

Owners in the United States will be notified starting August 3, 2018. The fix, as you would expect from a software-related problem, comes in the form of a reflash. In the meantime, customers are advised to call Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276. Those who would rather do things in a different fashion can refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, where you can check the vehicle by VIN.

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The Aventador’s weakest link strikes again.

 

You miss the SV?

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You miss the SV?

 

When I sell something I emotionally detatch myself from it so from that perspective I definitely don’t miss it, with the HP here and knowing the SVJ is in the pipeline, no love lost.

 

Having said that, today I drove around with my 5 year old son in the HP, he said papa where is the blue Lamborghini, I said I sold it, he say WHY?? I said which one do you like better? He said both of them :icon_mrgreen:

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To whom the Aventador matters, coupe and roadster models manufactured in Sant’#### Bolognese from March 22, 2011 to October 14, 2017 are under recall. No less than 1,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S. according to the automaker.

 

The issue apparently stems from the software of the engine control module, which is set up to downshift when the engine is running at below 2,000 revolutions per minute. What that means is, the IRS (independent shifting rods) transmission could stall the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

 

Bearing in mind the Veneno and Centenario are both based on the Aventador, those special editions are also included in the recall. Adding insult to injury, remember that Lamborghini called back the V12 flagship last year over a fire risk from overfilling the fuel tank.

 

Owners in the United States will be notified starting August 3, 2018. The fix, as you would expect from a software-related problem, comes in the form of a reflash. In the meantime, customers are advised to call Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276. Those who would rather do things in a different fashion can refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, where you can check the vehicle by VIN.

 

Holy shit, this happened to me! Scared the hell out of me. I was doing a canyon run, ran into a very sharp hairpin turn. Car was practically stopped, traffic in front of me and behind me, on a very steep slope and the damn car just stalled then went into limp mode. After a brief moment of sheer panic, i turned car off/on and it seemed to be alright. This explains why it happened.

 

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To whom the Aventador matters, coupe and roadster models manufactured in Sant’#### Bolognese from March 22, 2011 to October 14, 2017 are under recall. No less than 1,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S. according to the automaker.

 

The issue apparently stems from the software of the engine control module, which is set up to downshift when the engine is running at below 2,000 revolutions per minute. What that means is, the IRS (independent shifting rods) transmission could stall the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

 

Bearing in mind the Veneno and Centenario are both based on the Aventador, those special editions are also included in the recall. Adding insult to injury, remember that Lamborghini called back the V12 flagship last year over a fire risk from overfilling the fuel tank.

 

Owners in the United States will be notified starting August 3, 2018. The fix, as you would expect from a software-related problem, comes in the form of a reflash. In the meantime, customers are advised to call Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276. Those who would rather do things in a different fashion can refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, where you can check the vehicle by VIN.

 

Holy shit, this happened to me! Scared the hell out of me. I was doing a canyon run, ran into a very sharp hairpin turn. Car was practically stopped, traffic in front of me and behind me, on a very steep slope and the damn car just stalled then went into limp mode. After a brief moment of sheer panic, i turned car off/on and it seemed to be alright. This explains why it happened.

 

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To whom the Aventador matters, coupe and roadster models manufactured in Sant’#### Bolognese from March 22, 2011 to October 14, 2017 are under recall. No less than 1,700 vehicles are affected in the U.S. according to the automaker.

 

The issue apparently stems from the software of the engine control module, which is set up to downshift when the engine is running at below 2,000 revolutions per minute. What that means is, the IRS (independent shifting rods) transmission could stall the 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12, thus increasing the risk of an accident.

 

Bearing in mind the Veneno and Centenario are both based on the Aventador, those special editions are also included in the recall. Adding insult to injury, remember that Lamborghini called back the V12 flagship last year over a fire risk from overfilling the fuel tank.

 

Owners in the United States will be notified starting August 3, 2018. The fix, as you would expect from a software-related problem, comes in the form of a reflash. In the meantime, customers are advised to call Lamborghini at 1-866-681-6276. Those who would rather do things in a different fashion can refer to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, where you can check the vehicle by VIN.

Thank you for this, not sure how this will be dealt with for us in Canada, but I'll followup with the dealership.

Appreciate the head up!

 

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When I sell something I emotionally detatch myself from it so from that perspective I definitely don’t miss it, with the HP here and knowing the SVJ is in the pipeline, no love lost.

 

Having said that, today I drove around with my 5 year old son in the HP, he said papa where is the blue Lamborghini, I said I sold it, he say WHY?? I said which one do you like better? He said both of them :icon_mrgreen:

 

Your son is a mini boss in the making :icon_thumleft:

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Your son is a mini boss in the making :icon_thumleft:

 

He IS a mini boss! He almost knew how to pronounce "Lamborghini" before he can speak properly. And he certainly knows his cars! :icon_mrgreen:

 

The fix sounds simple enough; not unlike a firmware update which more than likely is exactly that.

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Your son is a mini boss in the making :icon_thumleft:

 

He’s absolutely obsessed with cars, at 4 year old he knew most major brands just by looking at the car or logo, he’s my car buddy haha.

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He IS a mini boss! He almost knew how to pronounce "Lamborghini" before he can speak properly. And he certainly knows his cars! :icon_mrgreen:

 

The fix sounds simple enough; not unlike a firmware update which more than likely is exactly that.

 

That’s very true VCR 😀

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He’s absolutely obsessed with cars, at 4 year old he knew most major brands just by looking at the car or logo, he’s my car buddy haha.

 

That's awesome. My little guy arrives in Oct, going to get hooked on cars early.

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Finally 7 years later and after potential legal liability, Lamborghini acknowledge and hopefully really fix the obviously shit sw for the transmission that I and others have complained about for years!

 

Let’s hope it works better not worse as they did a few years ago when they screwed up the sport auto mode

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That's awesome. My little guy arrives in Oct, going to get hooked on cars early.

 

Kids aren't that interested in cars anymore, in the next few years with all the electric cars in the pipeline they will be viewed as a transport household appliance so we have to do our part to keep the flame LOL

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Finally 7 years later and after potential legal liability, Lamborghini acknowledge and hopefully really fix the obviously shit sw for the transmission that I and others have complained about for years!

 

Let’s hope it works better not worse as they did a few years ago when they screwed up the sport auto mode

 

Yes I hated that!! The took the bleep out of it. LOL

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Anyone been notified of this recall yet? I've heard nothing.

Affected customers were to be notified by August 3rd.

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Mine came in the mail yesterday.

 

Thanx, I just got the letter today, says 1 hour to remedy.

I was at my dealer last week he says so far nobody noticed any difference in any aspect after the software update.

 

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Mine came in yesterday. Does anyone know if the software update will have any affect on an aftermarket tune?

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