Year: 1978 Make: LOTUS Model: Esprit

Number of OPEN Recalls 1


NHTSA Recall Number:  78V238000
Recall Date:  24 October 1978

SUMMARY
THE INVOLVED VEHICLES ARE EQUIPPED WITH A TUBE WHICH IS USED TO CONNECT A FILTER COMPONENT IN THE FUEL SYSTEM. THIS TUBE COULD BECOME DAMAGED AS A RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO ABNORMALLY HIGH AMBIENT TEMPERATURES AND THE ACTION OF CERTAIN FUELS. THE DAMAGED TUBE COULD ALLOW FUEL LEAKAGE TO OCCUR.

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MANUFACTURER NOTES
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES.SYSTEM: FUEL; LINES, TUBES.CONSEQUENCES OF DEFECT: IF FUEL LEAKAGE OCCURS AND AN IGNITION SOURCE ISPRESENT, A VEHICLE FIRE AND SERIOUS INJURIES TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS MAY RESULT.NOTE: SHOULD FUEL LEAKAGE OCCUR PRIOR TO REPAIRS, THE ENGINE SHOULD BE SWITCHEDOFF IMMEDIATELY.