2011 LOTUS Elise

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2 Recalls for 2011 LOTUS Elise

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May 27, 2014 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Lotus Cars USA, Inc. (Lotus) is recalling certain model year 2008-2011 Elise and Exige vehicles manufactured from November 2007 to July 2011, and 2011 Evora vehicles manufactured September 2010 through September 2011. The oil cooler hose may detach from its fitting.

Remedy:

Lotus will notify owners, and dealers will replace the oil cooler hose fittings on the Elise and Exige vehicles and will replace the oil cooler hose assemblies on the Evora vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. Lotus’ number for this recall is 201401R (Elise/Exige), and 2014/02R (Evora). Note: This recall is an expansion of recalls 11V-510 and 13V-041.

November 3, 2011 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL:FLASHER UNIT

LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 ELISE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2010, THROUGH FEBRUARY 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 108, “LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.” THESE VEHICLES WERE FITTED WITH TURN SIGNAL MODULES WHICH WERE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE REVISED FRONT HEADLIGHT CONFIGURATION WHICH INCLUDES THE INTEGRAL FRONT LED TURN SIGNAL UNITS. THE INCOMPATIBLE MODULE MAY, UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS CAUSE ALL THE LED TURN SIGNAL LAMPS TO FLASH AT AN ERRATIC FREQUENCY WHEN THE HAZARD WARNING SWITCH IS DEPRESSED. IN ADDITION, IN THE EVENT THAT EITHER A FRONT OR REAR TURN SIGNAL LAMP FAILS TO ILLUMINATE OR DOES NOT FLASH AT THE CORRECT FREQUENCY WHEN OPERATED, THE REMAINING FUNCTIONING SIGNAL LAMPS ON THAT VEHICLES SIDE AS WELL AS THE INSTRUMENT TURN TELL TALE LAMP WILL NOT FLASH AT AN INCREASED RATE AS INTENDED.

Remedy:

LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE TURN SIGNAL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6887.

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40 Service Alerts for 2011 LOTUS Elise

Date Description
March 16, 2022 100000 POWER TRAIN

Standard information required and procedures to be followed when reporting ECU & TCU faults. There is often insufficient, or inconsistent information received from dealers when reporting ECU & TCU related faults, this can lead to unacceptab

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June 16, 2021 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

There is often inconsistent or insufficient information received from dealers when reporting ECU and TCU related faults. This bulletin aims to standardise the information when filing a claim to After Sales.

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April 30, 2013 046600 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

LOTUS: DUE TO FAULT CODE C0460 (PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE) TAIL LAMP OF ABS (ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM) WILL ILLUMINATE AND A POTENTIAL CAUSE IS BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH PLUNGER INCORRECTLY SET. MODEL ELIXE, EXIGE, EVORA. NO MODEL YEARS.

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October 3, 2015 046600 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

LOTUS: SOME VEHICLES, UNDER WARRANTY, HAVE ILLUMINATION OF THE ANTI[LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) ACCOMPANIED BY GENERATION OF DIAGNOSTIC CODE C0340, EVEN THOUGH SOME BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES EXHIBITED STICKING PLUNGERS. MODEL ELISE/EVORA, EXIGE

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September 30, 2020 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Air conditioning compressors failing due to oil starvation. TSB reminds dealers of correct replacement and running-in procedures.

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September 30, 2020 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Air conditioning compressors failing due to oil starvation. TSB reminds dealers of correct replacement and running-in procedures.

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May 19, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Any unauthorised modifications, including fitment of non-approved after-market air filter resulting in generation of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC⿿s) P0101 & P1109. We have had several instances where DTC⿿s P0101 & P1109 had been set an

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May 19, 2020 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

Any unauthorised modifications, including fitment of non-approved after-market air filter resulting in generation of diagnostic trouble codes (DTC⿿s) P0101 & P1109. We have had several instances where DTC⿿s P0101 & P1109 had been set an

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May 15, 2019 190000 TIRES

Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

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May 15, 2019 200000 WHEELS

Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

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October 3, 2015 120000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Application of silicone grease to brake light switch plunger to improve durability. Several instances of brake light switch renewal under warranty have been reported due to the illumination of the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) tell tail l

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October 3, 2015 123000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Application of silicone grease to brake light switch plunger to improve durability. Several instances of brake light switch renewal under warranty have been reported due to the illumination of the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) tell tail l

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October 3, 2015 123100 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS:SWITCH

Application of silicone grease to brake light switch plunger to improve durability. Several instances of brake light switch renewal under warranty have been reported due to the illumination of the ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) tell tail l

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September 25, 2014 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

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September 25, 2014 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

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July 28, 2014 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

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March 17, 2014 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

Installation of new software into ?11MY Elise/Exige I.P. (Instrument Pack) and any Aftersales service replacements fitted to ’08 – ’10MY vehicles as required. Reports of intermittently inoperative instrument packs have been bought to the a

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February 21, 2014 100000 POWER TRAIN

Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

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February 21, 2014 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

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February 21, 2014 130000 VISIBILITY/WIPER (PWS)

Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

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November 27, 2013 100000 POWER TRAIN

To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

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November 27, 2013 350000 EQUIPMENT

To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

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November 27, 2013 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

To confirm the compatibility of service level instrument packs available for all Federal Elise and Exige variants from ?08MY to present date by model year and powertrain as well as a special care point to be taken whilst fitting an Aftersal

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October 29, 2013 033210 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:HYDRAULIC:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

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October 29, 2013 042600 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:SUPPLY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

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November 30, 2012 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

The latest update for Techcentre V4.16.00 has a feature to prevent unauthorised variant code alteration.

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September 2, 2016 031000 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES

Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

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September 2, 2016 350000 EQUIPMENT

Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

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August 13, 2015 171100 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

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August 13, 2015 350000 EQUIPMENT

Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

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August 13, 2015 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

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October 29, 2013 033210 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:HYDRAULIC:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

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April 30, 2013 046000 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

LOTUS: DUE TO FAULT CODE C0460 (PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE) TAIL LAMP OF ABS (ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM) WILL ILLUMINATE AND A POTENTIAL CAUSE IS BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH PLUNGER INCORRECTLY SET. MODEL ELIXE, EXIGE, EVORA. NO MODEL YEARS.

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April 30, 2013 046400 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

LOTUS: DUE TO FAULT CODE C0460 (PRESSURE SENSOR FAILURE) TAIL LAMP OF ABS (ANTILOCK BRAKING SYSTEM) WILL ILLUMINATE AND A POTENTIAL CAUSE IS BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH PLUNGER INCORRECTLY SET. MODEL ELIXE, EXIGE, EVORA. NO MODEL YEARS.

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March 8, 2011 126000 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TURN SIGNAL

LOTUS: INCOMPATIBLE TURN SIGNAL MODULES WERE FITTED TO THE FRONT REVISED HEADLIGHT CONFIGURATION THAT INCLUDES INTEGRAL FRONT LED TURN SIGNAL UNITS. *PE

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October 3, 2015 036400 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:ABS WARNING LIGHT

LOTUS: SOME VEHICLES, UNDER WARRANTY, HAVE ILLUMINATION OF THE ANTI[LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) ACCOMPANIED BY GENERATION OF DIAGNOSTIC CODE C0340, EVEN THOUGH SOME BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES EXHIBITED STICKING PLUNGERS. MODEL ELISE/EVORA, EXIGE

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October 3, 2015 046400 SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:ABS WARNING LIGHT

LOTUS: SOME VEHICLES, UNDER WARRANTY, HAVE ILLUMINATION OF THE ANTI[LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) ACCOMPANIED BY GENERATION OF DIAGNOSTIC CODE C0340, EVEN THOUGH SOME BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHES EXHIBITED STICKING PLUNGERS. MODEL ELISE/EVORA, EXIGE

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January 10, 2013 185000 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CRUISE CONTROL

LOTUS: POTENTIAL CAUSES OF DEACTIVATION OF CRUISE CONTROL, WITHOUT DRIVER’S INTERVENTION: BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, CLUTCH PEDAL IS DEPRESSED, OR CRUISE CONTROL ON;OFF/CANCEL BUTTON IS PRESSED. MODEL. EVORA, ELISE, EXIGE. NO MODEL YEARS.

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November 27, 2013 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED FOR CLARIFICATION OF INSTRUMENT PACK (IP) COMPATIBILITY, FOR SOME VEHICLES, BY PART NUMBERS, PRESENT DATE BY MODEL YEAR AND POWERTRAIN, SO INSTRUMENT DISPLAY AND FUNCTIONALITY OF REPLACEMENT UNIT CAN BE ADAPTED

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November 30, 2012 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

THE LATEST UPDATE FOR TECHCENTRE V4.16.00 HAS A FEATURE TO PREVENT UNAUTHORISED VARIANT CODE ALTERATION.

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