Recalls for 2008 Lotus Elise

There are currently 3 recalls for your car.


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Bring your car to a dealer immediately. Recalls are issued because the defect might make the car unsafe in some way. Your nearby service center can help verify if the repairs can be performed free of charge.

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls


Recall Number: 14V280000

Recall Date: 05/27/2014

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Problem 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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.

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Recall Number: 13V041000

Recall Date: 02/05/2013

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Problem Summary: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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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Recall Number: 13V041000

Recall Date: 02/05/2013

Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE

Problem Summary: 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.

What Owners Should Do: 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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