Generally a manufacturer has no duty to recall products. However, as a general principle of law, once a manufacturer discovers a life threatening hazard or a defect in a product, the manufacturer has a post-sale duty to warn end-users of the product of the defect or hazard. See, e.g., Patton v. Hutchinson Wil-Rich Manufacturing Company, 861 P.2d 1299, 1315-16.
Clearly Lotus has known about this design flaw for some time but has decided to do nothing. It's only going to take one fatality/crash/mishap etc before the media jumps all over this story.
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