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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 21-98
Thursday, April 16, 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Automobili Lamborghini

Models:

Lamborghini Diablo Years: 1996-1997

Number Involved: 44
Dates of Manufacture: April - September 1996
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V030
Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles equipped with an automatic window retractor system.
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.