|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Thursday, April 16, 1998
||Contact: Tim Hurd
|Tel. No. (202) 366-9550
Number Involved: 44
Dates of Manufacture: April - September 1996
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V030
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles equipped with an automatic window retractor
Description of Defect: When the door handle is activated, an electronic signal is
processed through a micro switch to the inside door latch. This switch has failed causing
the door to remain closed.
Consequence of Defect: If this occurs, the vehicle occupant would not be able to
exit (or enter) the vehicle in the event of a vehicle crash or fire.
Corrective Action: Dealers will inspect the window system and, if necessary, will
replace the system with the new, modified version of the micro switch and latch assembly.
Owner Notification: Owner notification is expected to begin during March 1998.
Note: 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 1-714-261-8872.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners
and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found.
The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer
before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a
particular make and model may be subject to the recall.