Rich Boys Could Get Stuck Inside Their Lamborghini Aventador SVJs Thanks to Faulty Doors
Apparently, a new worker missed a step in the build process.
Filed firmly under "The Most Italian Thing We've Ever Heard," the 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ is officially the fastest road-legal production car to lap the Nürburgring whose doors may or may not work properly. While Lamborghini production was suspended last week due to the coronavirus pandemic, one Sant'Agata recent hire is likely questioning whether he or she will be welcomed back once things return to normal. See, they supposedly forced Lamborghini to issue a recall on the Aventador SVJ over incorrectly installed doors that may not unlock from the inside.
From the NHTSA report, "a non properly trained new operator may have not correctly engaged the bowden cable pin inside the internal door handles" during assembly, possibly leading to the interior door handle mechanism failing over time, "posing an entrapment risk." Thankfully, the outside door handle should still work. The recall includes a total of 26 Aventador SVJ Coupes and Roadsters, both of which feature the brand's signature "Lambo doors" that swing up instead of out.
Naturally, all 26 owners will be notified and prompted to make an appointment with their local Lamborghini dealer who will replace their entire internal door handles free of charge. Assuming their local Lambo dealer is still in business by then, of course.
We could tell you the exact dates affected cars were manufactured, how likely they are to have the defective door handles, and when exactly owner notifications will go out, but considering there are only 26 of 'em and each starts at over $500,000, let's not kid each other in thinking many actual, affected Lambo owners are reading this right now. Instead, read what The Drive Deputy Editor Jonathon Klein thought of the SVJ when he got behind the wheel late last year because that's surely way more entertaining.
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