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LOTUS: ELISE: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

NHTSA Campaign Number: 05V571000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: GROUP LOTUS PLC
Vehicle/Equipment Model: ELISE
Model Year: 2005
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 2006 / 1R
Manufacturer Component Description: POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacturered: 20040408 - 20050203
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1740
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20060210
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: GROUP LOTUS PLC
Report Received Date: 20051229
Record Creation Date: 20051229

Defect Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, THE GEAR LEVER MAY BREAK.

Consequence Summary:

THIS COULD RESULT IN THE INABILITY TO CHANGE GEARS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE GEAR LEVERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 10, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS CARS USA AT 1-800-245-6887.

Notes:

LOTUS RECALL NO. 2006 / 1R.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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LOTUS: ELISE: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB

NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V179000
Vehicle/Equipment Make: LOTUS CARS USA, INC.
Vehicle/Equipment Model: ELISE
Model Year: 2009
Manufacturer Component Description: WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB
Manufacturers Involved in Recall: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacturered: 20080620 - 20090505
Type of Report: V (Vehicle, Equipment or Tire)
Potential Number of Units Affected: 87
Date Owner Notified By Manufacturer: 20090630
Recall Initiated By: MFR
Manufacturer Responsible For Recall: LOTUS CARS USA, INC.
Report Received Date: 20090526
Record Creation Date: 20090526

Defect Summary:

LOTUS IS RECALLING 87 MODEL YEAR 2009 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 20, 2008 THROUGH MAY 5, 2009. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE UNDER-TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE. IF THAT OCCURS, AN INSECURE HUB COULD LEAD TO DEGRADATION IN VEHICLE HANDLING, AND A RUBBING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE.

Consequence Summary:

IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ADDRESSED PROMPTLY, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:

LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-245-6887.

Notes:

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO SAFERCAR.GOV .

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