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Mine didn't have one. lol
 

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You have an Exige, the OP has an Elise. The Elise is lighter, so the Exige has to cut corners.

San
Yeah, but it's the same MY and new headlight configuration as my Exige. :)
 

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omfg, that's so dumb AND brilliant!
You'll find more charming little things like that strewn around the car, I'm sure.

Oh, and from the picture of the oil fitting, it looks like your oil line hasn't been updated. There was a recall for it, but I'm not sure Lotus will honor it since that was a long long time ago.
There are aftermarket solutions available if you're looking for other solutions.
You should probably get that fixed before something bad happens.
 

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omfg, that's so dumb AND brilliant!
You'll find more charming little things like that strewn around the car, I'm sure.

Oh, and from the picture of the oil fitting, it looks like your oil line hasn't been updated. There was a recall for it, but I'm not sure Lotus will honor it since that was a long long time ago.
There are aftermarket solutions available if you're looking for other solutions.
You should probably get that fixed before something bad happens.
Since the oil line fittings were a recall item, I believe they have to honor it for the life of the car. The limit is actually 10 years.

CORRECTION

This is straight from the NHTS website:

Are There Any Limitations to My Right to Have My Vehicle
Remedied at No Charge?
Yes. There is a limitation based on the age of the vehicle. In order to
be eligible for a free remedy, the vehicle cannot be more than 15 years
old on the date the defect or noncompliance is determined. Under the
law, the age of the vehicle is calculated from the date of sale to the
first purchaser. For example, if a defect is found in 2003 and a recall
ordered, manufacturers are required to make the correction available at no
charge only for vehicles purchased new in 1994 through 2003. However,
consumers should realize that even though manufacturers are not obligated
to remedy safety defects in older cars, a safety problem might still exist. If
you receive notification of a defect on a vehicle older than 10 years, take
the responsibility to have your car repaired at your own expense – and
eliminate unnecessary safety risks.

Also, if the manufacturer challenges the agency’s final decision of a safety
defect, there is no obligation for the manufacturer to remedy the defect
while the case is in court. If you decide to have your vehicle remedied
at your own expense while the case is pending and the court upholds
NHTSA’s final decision, you may be entitled to reimbursement. (Be sure to
save all receipts and paperwork so that you can prove the repairs were
made.) However, if the court ultimately rules the defect is not safety related,
Federal law does not require that the manufacturer reimburse you for the
repair work

San
 

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I had hard time having lotus dealer availabilty to do the recall and I gave up. I will try again this summer
 

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Less is Better
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I had hard time having lotus dealer availabilty to do the recall and I gave up. I will try again this summer
Dealers should prioritize recall work. This is a matter of your safety. If the dealer is truly stonewalling and it's not your scheduling, I'd reach out to your state dealer licensing board, or at least tell the dealer that you're contemplating to do so.
 
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