Lotus Recall of Certain Model Year 2005 – 2006 Elise and Exige Vehicles

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 28, 2011.

Summary:  Lotus is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from June 1, 2004, through November 30, 2006.  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.

Remedy:  Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will repair the vehicles as necessary free of charge.  The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule.  Owners may contact Lotus at 800-245-6887.

Notes:  Oowners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153), or go to