Fire Risk Prompts McLaren Recall

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
fire risk prompts mclaren recall

McLaren is recalling 2,763 vehicles built between 2016 and 2020. Considering the ultra-premium auto brand rarely moves more then 4,000 units a year (a tally it hopes to ramp up to 6,000 by 2025), its a sizable recall. Affected models include the $1-million Senna, 570GT, GT, and 720S.

As if hearkening back to the supercars of yore, the issue poses a potential fire hazard.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), McLaren faults corrosion of the fuel tank for the problem. A foam pad installed beneath the tank to mitigate NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) apparently has a propensity for holding water. The manufacturer is concerned that, on a long enough timeline, this corrosion could eventually create a hole, resulting in a fuel leak.

Recalls include the 2016-2020 McLaren 720S, 2019 Senna, 2020 GT, and 2017-2019 570GT models. While company has a fix ready for most models, it’s reportedly still working on a solution for the GT. However, it’s still happy to take a look at those cars while the remedy is finalized. NHTSA says that once that’s been done, McLaren will provide a notification schedule for contacting owners.

Dealers will then remove NVH foam pad from the vehicle and inspect the fuel tank. If the fuel tank is found to have corrosion, it will be replaced. Repairs will be performed free of charge and owners disinclined to await can contact McLaren’s Client Services department at 855-202-8815.

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