dearJulius.com

$hide=home

Your McLaren Senna Has Been Recalled


By Alanis King, Jalopnik

You’re cruising down the road, your McLaren Senna’s engine roaring along as those around you look, do a double take, and inherit a confused expression as they try to decipher whether it’s an atrocious looking Transformer or a sports car. “Hmph,” you think. “Peasants. They wouldn’t know a Track Weapon (TM) if it were sitting next to them in traffic, which one is. Their poor souls.” 

But you’ll soon come to learn that it is, in fact, you with the poor soul that day, as you arrive home to news that a recall notice has arrived for your majestic yet misunderstood $1 million supercar. Imagine what that’ll do for its confidence, especially after all of those looks it got in traffic. Break the news softly, alright?

McLaren submitted recall documents for the Senna to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Aug. 21, recalling all 129 Sennas sold in the U.S. prior to Aug. 8 of this year. (McLaren said it would only make 500 cars when it announced the Senna in late 2017, each with a starting price of $958,966.)

The cars, McLaren said, are being recalled for a potential issue with the engine harness that could result in them experiencing limp mode, torque limitation, engine stalling or misfiring, or overheating that “could cause consequential damage to the car.” McLaren said it noticed the problem while inspecting a customer car on Aug. 1, and decided to do the recall a couple of weeks later.

McLaren said it isn’t aware of any incidents, warranty claims or complaints regarding the issue, but here are the full details, via the recall documents:

"A branch of the vehicle engine harness can potentially come into contact with a metal link pipe heatshield. If there is contact, there may over time be chafing of the engine harness. If this chafing breaches the harness heatshield wrap and the harness outer sleeve, this could lead to damage to the wires contained within the engine harness bundle.

McLaren’s sample testing (of 61 vehicles) showed that 15% of vehicles had marking on the outer cover of the engine harness as a result of chafing. Although 0% of vehicles tested had any damage to the wiring contained within the engine harness, it is possible that, over time, damage may occur."

The recall documents said drivers will “receive a warning prior to any of the potential safety risks occurring,” with the warning depending on the “nature of the consequence.” Here’s the rundown, via the documents:

"Ahead of an engine stall or unburnt fuel in the catalyst, the driver will receive a dashboard warning light, a dashboard warning message and an audio alert signal. In addition to the vehicle warning alerts aimed at alerting the driver, the driving characteristics of the vehicle would also change to the extent that a driver would become aware of an issue – reduction of engine power, and a change in engine/exhaust noise and misfiring."

McLaren said the fix is simple but didn’t give a blanket notification date for the recall like most other, higher-volume manufacturers do, only saying McLaren retailers “must contact customers and make service appointments as soon as reasonably practical.”

Until then, though, perhaps pay a little less attention to the Transformers fans trying to figure out which character your car is and pay a little more attention to its warning lights and handling. You may need the extra insight.

COMMENTS





|Featured Content_$type=three$c=3$l=0$m=0$s=hide$rm=0

Name

Accessories,1,Auto Insurance,1,Auto Show,54,Autos,42,Barn Finds,1,Buying,1,Car Shows,1,Car Tech,2,Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles,1,Chicago Auto Show,2,Classic Cars,41,Consumer Electronics Show,5,Customs & Classics,2,Detroit Auto Show,4,Driving,5,Enthusiasts,141,Featured,7,Features,1,Frankfurt Motor Show,3,Fuel Economy,1,Gearheads,1,Geneva Motor Show,3,Hot Rod Power Tour,1,Imports,1,Just For Fun,2,Los Angeles Auto Show,14,Maintenance,3,Motorcycles,124,Motorsports,2,Muscle Cars,4,Muscle Cars & Hot Rods,3,New Bikes,2,New Car Deals,1,New York Auto Show,3,News,356,Ownership,71,Paris Motor Show,4,Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance,2,Premium,1,Recalls,4,Research,103,Reviews,1,SEMA Show,5,Shanghai Auto Show,7,Sports and Exotics,4,Sports Cars,8,Supercars,10,Tech,1,Tokyo Motor Show,2,Trucks,1,
ltr
item
Autos Magazine: Your McLaren Senna Has Been Recalled
Your McLaren Senna Has Been Recalled
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--3hk87oIPnQ/XXuNEUmJdpI/AAAAAAABEec/0VkB0aO4qAQJKG6e8yiLXyWqa62xAQMSACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/1.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/--3hk87oIPnQ/XXuNEUmJdpI/AAAAAAABEec/0VkB0aO4qAQJKG6e8yiLXyWqa62xAQMSACLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/1.jpg
Autos Magazine
https://autos.dearjulius.com/2019/09/your-mclaren-senna-has-been-recalled.html
https://autos.dearjulius.com/
https://autos.dearjulius.com/
https://autos.dearjulius.com/2019/09/your-mclaren-senna-has-been-recalled.html
true
4496798213775430733
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy