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April 2, 2002

Lamborghini Has Recalled the 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago

(SafetyAlerts) -  Lamborghini Has Recalled the 2002 Lamborghini Murcielago because the lower steering column shaft coupling may have been installed incorrectly.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 28

Manufactured: 11/2001 - 02/2002

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLING MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED ONTO THE INPUT SHAFT OF THE STEERING RACK WITH TOO MUCH CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE COUPLING AND THE STEERING RACK INPUT SHAFT HOUSING.

Consequence Summary:
AS A RESULT, THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLING COULD SEPARATE FROM THE INPUT SHAFT OF THE STEERING RACK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL ADJUST, IF NECESSARY, THE CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN SHAFT COUPLING AND THE STEERING RACK INPUT SHAFT HOUSING, AND RE-TIGHTEN THE COUPLING LOCKING BOLT. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT LAMBORGHINI AT 1-781-788-0600.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V082000
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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