Lamborghini Aventador ended up in flames in Prague



On Thursday, January 16, 2020, Lamborghini burnt in the Blanka tunnel in Prague. It was hard to discern from the charred wreck that it was an Aventador before – see the video below.

“According to the preliminary information, the cause of the fire should be a technical defect with the car,” we can read in a report of the Týdeník Policie (Police Weekly) website. Nobody was injured.

The type of technical defect is not indicated by the source. With the Aventador, a recall was announced in April 2019 due to a defect in the engine software that under certain driving conditions fails to correctly determine the flow of fuel from the discharge valves. However, the Rapex Alert A12 0607/19 doesn’t mention the risk of fire, only the risk of the engine to stall without warning.

This is not the first time a Lamborghini burned in the Prague tunnel. In August 2011, Lamborghini Gallardo had the same fate. It was later recalled (in December 2012) due to the leaking liquid from the high-pressure lines of the power steering system, which could come into contact with hot engine areas and cause a fire.


Other luxury brands also announce recalls due to the fire risk:


The recalls due to the fire risk are not so rare and car owners should have their vehicles checked by the VIN code with their dealer. In our large overview of all the recalls in 2019, we register 116 cars with the risk of fire. See if yours is among them.

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Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.

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