McLaren slows production of MP4-12C Philippine Car News - McLaren slows production of MP4-12C

McLaren is cutting back on the production of its MP4-12C sports car due to quality issues, reported. There's no cause for alarm, though, as the problems aren't supposedly safety- or performance-related.

"There are no safety concerns for the delay," Tony Joseph, director of McLaren North America, reportedly said. "We've had some quality-related issues in a few cars we wanted to address before we continue to deliver customer cars."

According to Joseph, the problems are minor like condensation in the headlamps, door operation and a battery-draining issue.

"We believe the battery issue is coming from the electrical head unit, which appears to not be shutting off," Joseph added.

The report claims a temporary fix is being used and that's by simply locking the car's doors as this supposedly shuts down the car's electronics to prevent the battery from draining.

Not every MP4-12C delivered though has been affected by the problems and McLaren is handling the issues on a case-to-case basis by sending out repair personnel from its dealerships.

"We want to make sure we deliver a proper product to our customers," Joseph said. "And I would rather delay getting them in customers' hands by a couple of weeks if I can ensure a better product."

According to, 59 MP4-12C's have been delivered to customers in Europe while 179 have been ordered from North America.


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  • JuanC Oct 08 2011 @ 05:41am
    Eu market is slowing down.. euro is undpredictable and unstable at the moment. Haha. Most of the rich men and women are protecting their money away from impending euro meltdown.
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