Lamborghini recalls Gallardo models over rear brake fears
Gallardo models affected are those produced between January 2007 and May 2009 and owners of the aforementioned vehicles will be contacted and asked to take their cars straight to the nearest dealers.
According to Lamborghini, the fault means that the stainless steal screws used to hold together the optional carbon ceramic rear brake discs could fail due to corrosion cracking, meaning there is every chance the rear discs could fall off completely.
It is highly unlikely but if the discs lose more than eight screws over the car's lifetime there would be diminished braking performance at the rear wheels and possible complete brake failure.
Lamborghini is currently in the process of notifying owners of Gallardo cars in the UK – including the Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe and Gallardo Spyder variants – plus, it will replace the stainless steel screws with a screw of a different material free of charge.
Luckily, there have been no reported incidents in the UK and that's good news because although the Italian speed machines are fitted with four airbags as standard and stability control, the large brakes are required to stop the 552bhp pumped out by the howling 5.2-litre Engine.
Lamborghini recalled almost 1500 Gallardo models in 2012 over fire safety fears. A number of issues including power-steering thermal stress and chemical corrosion in high-pressure steering pipes could have lead to fire.