According to the recall, published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), “Part of the vehicle’s engine harness may come into contact with the metal link pipe heatshield and chafe, causing damage to wire within the engine harness bundle.”
According to the recall, “If damage occurs to the engine harness wires, the engine may stall, misfire or rupture the exhaust system, possibly causing loss of power and increasing the risk of an accident.”
Australia has an inordinately high proportion of Senna production, with 13 of the limited-to-500 track-focused supercar being sold locally and spotted regularly on Melbourne and Sydney roads.
All affected owners will be contacted and notified of the problem, at which point the nearest McLaren dealership will arrange an inspection and repair the vehicle free of charge. Owners are able to contact McLaren through their local dealer (Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and the Gold Coast) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Senna is the third in McLaren’s Ultimate Series after the F1 and P1 and is one of the most powerful and expensive cars ever sold in Australia, its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 producing 588kW/800Nm with an equally impressive price tag of AUD$1.7m before optional extras and on-roads.
The model has had a tough run, with popular YouTuber ‘Salomondrin’ losing his Senna to fire in December 2018 and another Senna, owned by German car collector ‘gercollector’, catching fire during parade laps at the 2019 Austrian Grand Prix while being driven by Gerhard Berger.
There’s no indication that either of these incidents are related to the recall.