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Recall: No. 4 of 9
Recall Ref: R2001/014
Exact Model: Elise and Exige
VIN: X 7980 TO Y 2067 (ELISE), Y 0001 TO Y 0567 (EXIGE) Y 0001 TO Y 0567 (EXIGE), X 7980 TO Y 2067 (ELISE)
Build Date: 1st October 1999 to 31st January 2001
Numbers: 3250
Defect: The hose connecting a spigot on the filler neck to the fuel tank top surface has been found to be of an incorrect material specification. The suspect hoses have a reduced resistance to tearing and rupturing forces exacerbated by careless or incorrect fitting.
Action: Recall affected vehicles and replace fuel filler breather hose with modified type.
Launch Date: 09 February 2001
Recall: No. 5 of 9
Recall Ref: R/2009/057
Exact Model: Elise, Europa, 2 Eleven, Exige
VIN: SCCNA12348HF21639 to SCCZC1119AHD30090
Build Date: 01 Jan 2009 to 22 May 2009
Numbers: 288
Defect: The bolts securing the rear wheel hubs to the suspension may not have been correctly tightened.
Action: Recall affected vehicles and check bolts for correct torque and, if necessary remove and re-install bolts.
Launch Date: 01 June 2009
Recall: No. 6 of 9
Recall Ref: R2001/063
Exact Model:
VIN: SCCGA1117WHD33980 TO SCCGA1118XHD35772
Build Date: September 1998 to January 1999
Numbers: 479
Defect: A batch of steering rack assemblies has been identified as having been built with rack bars which have been subjected to an incorrect heat treatment rendering them susceptible to premature wear and possible tooth damage.
Action: Recall affected vehicles for a check of the steering rack assembly batch number. If this is confirmed as within the suspect batch the steering rack assembly is to be renewed.
Launch Date: 16 June 2001

Manufacturer contact details:
Lotus Plc
Potash Lane, Hethel, Norwich, NR14 8EZ
(01953) 608000


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