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In case anyone missed this announcment!

Source from: Lotus Recalls 860 Elise, Exige and Evora Models

"Elsewhere, 80 examples of the Lotus Evora S built between September 2010 and September 2011 are being recalled.

To help resolve the problem, Elise and Exige models affected by the recall will be fitted with new hose fittings while the Evora S will receive a whole new hose assembly. As you’d expect, all repairs will be carried out free of charge."
 

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Looks like a new one, probably a result of my incident.

This is what the result looks like (if you're lucky): http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/breakdown-184178/#post2574018

Fortunately I was only 5 Km from home and the exchaust was still cold. Had it happen on the Autobahn it would have looked different.

And, yes, they did change all the hoses.
 

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Can we verify that this is a different problem from the #2 recall last year ("Elsewhere, 80 examples of the Lotus Evora S built between September 2010 and September 2011 are being recalled.")? The NHTSA bulletin on this new recall (#3) says its for the fittings. So do we need to have the oil cooler hose replaced again?
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues


Note that this is all separate from recall #1 for the oil filler hose.
 

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This looks separate from the last recall. The last recall was related to the line that runs between the engine and firewall having the potential to fray and eventually burst due to potential abrasion points. This has to do with how the fittings on the ends of the hoses were manufactured and involves replacing the front oil cooler line and redoing the fittings in 4 other locations.

Every time I think I may not see the service guys for a while something pops up.
 

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Definitely different from #2. Issue is that some of the fittings were not properly pressed, so the hose could loosen under pressure.

I believe it is similar to a prior recall that affected only a few cars.
 

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While I'm glad this problem has been caught and Lotus is being proactive, three recalls for oil hoses is a bit much, especially after similar issues in previous models. Their supplier(s) are pathetic.
 

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Given the number of fittings they have to change out I wonder if I get a free oil change for my troubles.
 

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I could understand that with the last recall given the location of the line and what was involved, in this case they'll end up draining everything but the engine. If nothing else I'll try to convince them to cut me a deal on an oil change at the same time.
 

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I got the official recall letter today from Lotus, so it appears I still need to have something replaced, even after having the work done for the first 2 recalls. The letter said that a specific fix had not been devised yet (or words to that effect) and that the dealer would be in touch when a plan was in place. :(
 

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The fun of owning an early S, we seem to get all of the recalls.
 

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After receiving 2 previous letters advising me that this recall (#3) was coming, today I got the official letter saying the solution is a "replacement of the oil cooler hose to a revised specification" and to contact my dealer to make a service appointment as the parts are available now. FYI, I did have the work done on the first 2 recalls, so that didn't eliminate my needing this third one. TADTS

Of course, I had my dealer do the annual service 2 weeks ago, and the car is going into storage on Saturday, so the work will have to wait until spring. :huh:
 

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After receiving 2 previous letters advising me that this recall (#3) was coming, today I got the official letter saying the solution is a "replacement of the oil cooler hose to a revised specification" and to contact my dealer to make a service appointment as the parts are available now. FYI, I did have the work done on the first 2 recalls, so that didn't eliminate my needing this third one. TADTS

Of course, I had my dealer do the annual service 2 weeks ago, and the car is going into storage on Saturday, so the work will have to wait until spring. :huh:
I was at my dealer today for service. I inquired about the recall as I received my letter Saturday. They said that they did not have the parts yet and it sounded like they weren't sure when they would be getting them in. I inquired because my car will be going into hibernation in about 2 weeks or so as well. :(
 

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Just an initial notification. Fix is in the works.
 

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Has anyone had the 3rd '11 Evora S oil line recall (#14V-280) performed yet? (My car is off the road for the winter so I have not had it done yet.) I'm just wondering how long it takes.

It looks like this time they have to replace the right hand rear, right hand front, left hand rear and transfer oil cooler hoses. So, I know it isn't a quick fix, but wondering how long it actually takes. :shrug:
 

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Mine is bookes for 2 days in two weeks. Should take about a 8-12 hour was the estimate.
 
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