When buying a Lamborghini, one of the last things you may think about is the maintenance issues associated with your purchase. Some of us may even have a false sense of belief that supercars of this pedigree don’t suffer from breakdowns and hefty maintenance requirements. But a Lamborghini requires a fair amount of love and attention to keep it in pristine condition. One Lamborghini repair issue to watch out for is the transmission. Here’s a look at what bad transmission symptoms to look out for on your Lambo.
Lamborghini Manual Transmissions
Certain Lamborghini models struggle with clutch issues. Lamborghini Gallardo for instance often presented signs of a damaged clutch within the first 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Your clutch system plays the role of disengaging the engine from the drivetrain to change gears. These systems tend to have several potential faults that can occur.
Difficulty Switching Gears
When gear changes become challenging it may be time to get your transmission checked out. This may be due to a lack of lubrication, or even a transmission fluid leak issue.
When a clutch slips it may be a result of the release system which includes the clutch pressure plate and clutch disk. This is often a result of wear and tear, or it may just require an adjustment. Make sure you use a reputable service facility for your Lamborghini repair.
Burnt Clutch Smell
This can smell like burning rubber and sometimes even like a burning newspaper. This may simply be due to bad driving habits. Revving high when taking off from a traffic light isn’t good for your clutch and can cause friction and heat. Other issues could include a clutch slip or even an overheating of the clutch lining.
Any grinding or crunching noise coming from clutch usage should be checked out immediately. This might point towards a bearing issue or could be a wear and tear issue.
Lamborghini Automatic Transmissions
Lamborghini autos are more complex in their design and have many more parts involved. This isn’t to say that they’re less reliable than manuals, however. Here are the main symptoms of an automatic transmission problem.
Your Lambo Is Slow To Take Off
This can be due to delayed engagement or delayed shifting. There are a few possible causes for this problem includes faulty shift solenoids, accumulators, or computer reconfiguration issues. Some Lamborghini Aventador models were recalled in 2017 due to a transmission software issue. The issue was luckily resolved quickly. It may be best to consult with a Lamborghini repair specialist to get a proper diagnosis.
Kicking Feeling While Driving
This is due to hard or jerky shifting when your gearbox changes gears. It’s most often a result of low transmission fluid levels or old transmission fluid that needs to be replaced.
Always Check Your Transmission Fluid
Transmission leaks are fairly common problems in most cars and could also be the cause of your Lamborghini’s transmission problem. This could be the result of a cracked fluid line or even a faulty transmission pan. Be sure to check your transmission fluid level regularly to pick up any irregularities. A fluid flush from time to time is also advisable and will keep your fluid clean and working effectively.
The Lamborghini Repair Specialists
At Foreign Affairs Motorwerks, we specialize in diagnosing a wide range of Lamborghini maintenance issues. If you’re battling with a faulty transmission, our team of experienced technicians will be able to troubleshoot and fix even the most complex transmission issues. Our love for supercars spurs us on to passionately care for each Lamborghini that’s entrusted into our care. Call us today for your Lamborghini repair issues at (954) 746-0488.