Volkswagen AG’s luxury Bentley and Lamborghini units and Mitsubishi Motors issued new recalls for braking problems and shifting problems.
The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi said it is recalling 10,474 2008-2013 Lancer Evolution cars because a failure of the clutch master cylinder reduces the ability to shift the vehicle into or out of gear, increasing the risk of a crash. Mitsubishi dealers will replace the clutch master cylinder and will notify owners starting Nov. 11.
Lamborghini said it is recalling 263 2007-2009 Gallardo Coupe, Gallardo Spyder and Gallardo Super Leggera cars in the United States because stainless steel screws attaching the rotor may fail, resulting in noise. If eight of the 10 screws fail, the brakes may not work properly. The automaker is not aware of any vehicle losing more than three screws, but it is taking the action as a “precaution.” The issue may be made worse if used in extreme salt environments. The problem impacts issues with carbon ceramic brakes.
Lamborghini is issuing another recall for the same issue for 404 2006-2010 Murcielago Coupe and Roadster cars.
Bentley Motors Ltd. is recalling 469 2007-2011 Continental GT, GTC and Flying Spur cars for the same issue that Lamborghini is facing. Bentley first had a report of cracked screws in May 2011. After testing, the automaker opted not to issue a recall. But after additional field reports in the Middle East and Europe, the automaker decided to recall the vehicles. Bentley said there have been no reports of crashes or injuries — and no vehicle has had more than three screws fail.