2022 Lamborghini Countach Gets Its First Recall After Glass Engine Cover Flies Off On The Road


Bad news for nine American owners of the 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4, there’s a recall that may make you think twice about taking your neo-retro supercar out for a spin. If you do, you may lose one or a number of the glass panels that cover the car’s V12 engine.

In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is revealed that the rear glass panels that act as a cover for the engine compartment could come apart from the car and fly off. As the documents write, with trademark understatement, this could create “a road hazard” and could increase the “safety-risk of a crash for following traffic.”

Fortunately, only one instance of this occurring has so far been recorded and no injuries were reported. It took place in Qatar, when the owner of a Countach lost one of his four glass panels in October. That prompted the automaker to launch an investigation into the issue.

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Lamborghini conducted internal analysis and testing and says that it found that the defect was caused by a supplier error. The issue originates from a goof up in the assembly phase relating to the bonding of the glass panels.

Following the investigation, though, it found that it could not completely exclude the possibility that the panels on its other models might fly off and cause a problem on the road. It, therefore, decided to initiate a recall campaign.

Lamborghini will reach out to owners starting on January 13 and will ask them to return their vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The rear glass panels will be looked at and, if necessary, replaced.

Those glass panels enclose a 6.5-liter V12 and a 48-volt electric motor that combine to make 803 hp (599 kW/814 PS). That allows it to go from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.8 seconds, which may explain why strong adhesive bonding is required.


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