In what amounts to an unusually large recall campaign by the niche automaker's standards, Lamboghini is recalling 1,491 Gallardos over a defect that could pose a fire risk.
According to a notice posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website, the high-pressure steering pipes near the Gallardo's steering assistance hydraulic system pump can leak during certain driving situations. Should that leaking fluid come into contact with an ignition source, it could precipitate an incendiary incident.
The affected vehicles include 2004-06 model year Gallardo Coupe and Spyder models.
Lamborghini told the NHTSA that the issue came to light during internal testing, and that it only occurs "in rare cases, under really severe driving conditions." The automaker has stated that it has not received any reports of fires or injuries caused by the problem.
The recall began earlier this week. Lambroghini dealers will fix the defect by "updating" the power steering system.