Lotus VIN Check
Lotus was one of Ferrari’s chief rivals on the racetrack. Search over 12 thousand Lotus vehicles registered in the United States:
Enter a 17-digit VIN above to look up a full vehicle history report, which includes thefts, recalls, accidents, sales, titles, specifications, and more. This information is compiled by VinCheck.info from official government sources and made public as a free, informational resource.
Lotus Recall Lookup
The latest recall issued by Lotus is for the 5,000 Elise and Exige models built from December 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007 due to oil leak.
Oil cooler line on these models may become detached from their fitting. Under high pressure, tire may become coated with oil, causing handling problems and increasing the risk of a crash.
In addition to the VinCheck report above, you can run a free check for any open recalls associated with your VIN at the official Lotus Owner’s website below:
Owners of the affected cars are asked to bring their cars in to their nearest Lotus dealer which will replace the oil cooler hose and the fittings, free of charge.
For further information you can contact Lotus at 1-800-245-6887.
Other Resources for Lotus
Other resources VinCheck.info has compiled for Jeep vehicles include:
- Lotus Owner’s Manual (from the Lotus Website)
- Lotus Safety Ratings (from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
- Lotus Market Values (from Kelley Blue Book)
- Lotus Reviews (from Edmunds.com)
- Lotus Cars For Sale (from AutosForSale.com)
Background on Lotus
Lotus Cars is a British company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars with its headquarters in Hethel, United Kingdom, and is a subsidiary of Chinese automotive company Geely. The company was formed as Lotus Engineering Ltd. by engineers Colin Chapman and Colin Dare, both graduates of University College, London, in 1952.
Interesting facts about Lotus:
- With an extensive history in Formula One racing, new Lotus sports cars are designed with rear-wheel drive and lightweight engine placement. New Lotus models include the Elise, Exige, Evora, 2-Eleven, Exos, and T1247. Lotus car prices range from $47,250 to $73,500.
- Lotus cars include the Esprit, Elan, Europa, Elise and Exige sports cars and it had motor racing success with Team Lotus in Formula One. Lotus Cars are based at the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield in Norfolk.
- The Elise was named after Elisa, the granddaughter of Romano Artioli who was chairman of Lotus and Bugatti at the time of the car’s launch.
- Most Lotus Elises feature a Toyota-sourced (and Yamaha-built) 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. It’s the same high-revving mill that’s been used in Toyotas such as the Celica GT-S and Corolla XRS, but in this case it’s been tuned by Lotus to broaden the power band and bump horsepower to 190.
- In its sixty-something-year history, Lotus has produced many fast road cars. The Evora 400 is the fastest of the bunch. 186mph of fast, to be precise, a velocity it’ll reach after hitting 60mph in 4.1 seconds.
- Lotus’s reputation for world-class sports cars took off with 1962’s Elan, a two-seater roadster that was eventually joined by a coupe variant.
Popular models from Lotus include:
Why should I run a Lotus VIN Check?
- Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
- Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
- Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.
Run a free VIN Check to uncover the full story of your next vehicle: