2009 Lotus Elise

Reliability


2009 Lotus Elise Reliability Ratings

Reliability ratings are not available at this time.

2009 Lotus Elise Recalls

There have been 1 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

WHEELS:CAP/COVER/HUB Recall Date: 05/22/2009
  • Summary: LOTUS IS RECALLING 27 MODEL YEAR 2009 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JANUARY 14 THROUGH MAY 5, 2009. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE UNDER-TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE. IF THAT OCCURS, AN INSECURE HUB COULD LEAD TO DEGREDATION IN VEHICLE HANDLING, AND A RUBBING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 27
  • Consequence: IF THE PROBLEM IS NOT ADDRESSED PROMPTLY, THE DRIVER COULD LOSE CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE, RESULTING IN A CRASH.
  • Remedy: LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS TOLL-FREE AT 1-800-245-6887.
  • Notes: OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V179000

2009 Lotus Elise Warranty

The '09 Elise features a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, as well as eight years of protection against chassis corrosion. Compared to other vehicles in its class, the Elise -- as well as its sibling, the Exige -- provides the least amount of warranty coverage in the class of luxury sports cars. However, an extended service plan is also available.

Warranty information last updated: 2/10/10

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