Lotus is recalling model year 2007-2008 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007.
The oil cooler line may become detached from its fitting. A detached oil line could spray oil on a tire, increasing the risk of a crash, or it could spray oil throughout the engine compartment increasing the risk of a fire.
Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings and the entire lateral oil cooler hose, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on March 4, 2013.
Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.