Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) November 24, 2011
Car and Truck Buying Guide : Lotus is recalling certain model year 2011 Elise vehicles manufactured from June 2010 through February 2011, for failing to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard number 108 "Lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment." these vehicles were fitted with turn signal modules which were not compatible with the revised headlight configuration which includes the integral front led turn signal units. The incompatible module may, under certain conditions cause all the led turn signal lamps to flash at an erratic frequency when the hazard warning switch is depressed. In addition, in the event that either a front or rear turn signal lamp fails to illuminate or does not flash at the right frequency when operated, the remaining functioning signal lamps on that vehicles side as well as the instrument turn telltale lamp will not flash at increased rate as intended.
The driver will not be visually alerted to the fact that one or more of the vehicles turn signal lamp is not operating correctly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the turn signal module free of charge. The manufactures has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)