Lotus is recalling over 5000 Lotus Elise and Exige in the US due to the oil cooler line potentially getting detached and spraying oil on either a tire or the engine. This will affect all cars of model 05 and some cars of 06. Owners of cars manufactured between 1-June-2004 and 30-November-2005 will be contacted by Lotus Cars or can directly contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887. Since this notice was only issued yesterday dealers may not yet be aware or the issue and we recommend waiting a month before contacting Lotus.
The full NHTSA notice can be read here:Lotus Recall Notice – 05-06 Elise/Exige (PDF).