By on May 7, 2018

Supercar recalls are a guilty pleasure of mine. Though they’re frequently subject to the same failings as mainstream automobiles, there is something charming about a recall announcement that only affects a dozen cars. High-end manufacturers also go to weird lengths to keep customers happy in the event of a minor issue. If you’ll recall, Bugatti promised to mobilize its team of “flying doctors” last December to schedule house calls for 47 sick Chirons because 1 percent of the total might have suffered from bad seat welds.

Last month, the National Highway Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued a similarly svelte recall on the Lamborghini Centenario. The 2017 model, built to commemorate the 100th birthday of company founder Ferrucio Lamborghini, is basically an Aventador on crack. Instead of the standard model’s 6.5-liter V12 pumping out 691 horsepower, the Centenario surpasses even the beefed up variants with its 759 hp. It also comes with exclusive bodywork that can be conservatively described as insane.

You’re probably under the assumption that the Centenario recall has to be related to the tweaked engine or unique exterior then. Nope! Lamborghini is recalling them because they need to have a sticker replaced. 

According to the NTSB filing, initially spotted by CarScoops, all 40 of the limited edition cars have been mistakenly slapped with labels that give the wrong gross vehicle weight rating. That’s it.

The recall, which affects 11 Centenarios residing in the United States, states that an “overloaded vehicle may increase the risk of suspension or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.” But we’re wondering how big of a safety net that GVWR sticker would really be.

Would any owner seriously ever be at risk for exceeding the weight limit? In what universe is a person forced to overload their $1.9 million coupe ($2.4 million for the Roadster), rather than pay to have it delivered by helicopter to whatever private island they’re currently in possession of? Lamborghini seems to think it’s this universe and intends to notify Centenario owners soon, if it hasn’t already. Dealers will then install a corrected label, free of charge.

[Images: Automobili Lamborghini]

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8 Comments on “Sticker Situation: 2017 Lamborghini Centenario Recalled Over Incorrect Labels...”


  • avatar
    dukeisduke

    “The recall, which affects 11 Centenarios residing in the United States, states that an ‘overloaded vehicle may increase the risk of suspension or tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.’ But we’re wondering how big of a safety net that GVWR sticker would really be.”

    This will surely make owners think twice before using the cars to haul a load of plywood home from the Home Depot.

    • 0 avatar
      jpolicke

      Indeed! How exactly does one overload a two seat sports car with the luggage capacity of a lunchbox? If you are too heavy for the car I would expect that you figured that out in the showroom trying to cram yourself into the seat.

  • avatar
    JMII

    WOW just like my Dodge… how cool is that! Actually my Dakota sticker was relented to tire pressure and it didn’t require a dealer visit. Dodge just mailed me a new one, along with instructions on how to cover the old sticker.

    Just take note future collectors – if you want to buy an truly original car please double check you get that 1 of 11 without the new sticker for maximum Barrett Jackson points.

    • 0 avatar
      downunder

      In the immortal words of Monty Python “Your Lucky! I had to book car in for 4 hours just t’get sticker replaced”. on a FIAT FREEMONT nee Dodge Journey. Because the the sticker had the wrong size space saver wheel size on it, that rendered the car technically un-roadworthy. Mind you it took FCA at least two months to get a supply of stickers,so we were driving around in unroadworthy vehicles. Would have been interesting getting an insurance claim through.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    Believe it or not, I’m a bit arty farty.

    This Lambo is just to busy to look at.

  • avatar
    IBx1

    I’d actually call the centurion more generic and relaxed a design than the a vent a door. None of them excite me anyway since they’re automatic.

  • avatar
    NeilM

    So carrying one’s usual suitcase of gold ingots is a no-go in the Lambo.

  • avatar
    St.George

    Luckily this only affected the GVWR sticker, NOT the GCWR rating. Therefore the Lambo owners have been legal with regard to their RV’s, horse & boat trailers etc. Thank heaven for small mercies.

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