McLaren has issued a recall for nearly 2800 vehicles across its lineup built between 2016 and 2020. YES, even supercars aren't immune to recalls.
The affected McLaren products are the 2016 to 2020 720S
the 2020 GT
and the 2017 to 2019 570GT
According to a filing on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website.
According to Mclaren, a foam pad meant to reduce noise and vibrations situated under the fuel tank can hold moisture. Eventually, the pad may corrode the fuel tank and cause a fuel leak. Any time there's a fuel leak in the presence of ignition, there's a chance of a fire.
However, McLaren said any fuel escaping will funnel into a "cool" part of the car and not near the exhaust or powertrain. Nevertheless, a recall is necessary.
The company has a fix ready for each car except the GT, so those owners will need to hang tight for now. For the 720S, 570GT and Senna, a McLaren technician will simply remove the foam pad from the cars. Technicians will also inspect each car's fuel tank for damage and replace the tank if necessary.
The British carmaker hasn't yet released a schedule for when it will notify owners of the recall. The automaker said that it isn't aware of any other vehicles affected by the moisture-retaining foam pad beyond the two that prompted the recall. McLaren owners can check the NHTSA recall website with there VIN number to see if their car is included.