Bugatti Recalls Veyron Vehicles Due to Various Safety Defects

2016 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport
Image: Bugatti
April 13, 2016

A series of defects has prompted three separate recalls from Bugatti.

First, the Volkswagen subsidiary is recalling about 90 2006-2010 Veyron, 2010-2012 Veyron Grand Sport, and 2011-2013 Veyron Super Sport vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the underbody aluminum reference plates used when lifting the vehicle may corrode and detach.

If these jacking plates separate from the vehicle while driving, they may be a road hazard, potentially striking another vehicle, and increasing the risk of a crash.

Next, Bugatti is recalling about 70 2006-2010 Veyron and 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tank gauge may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is.

The inaccurate gauge may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and stall.

Lastly, the manufacturer is recalling about 10 model year 2006-2008 Veyron vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the positive battery (B+) cable and the connection to the alternator may corrode.

This corrosion may result in the positive cable overheating, increasing the risk of a fire.

Bugatti will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and dealers will make the necessary repairs, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners with questions about these recalls can contact Volkswagen of America at (248) 754-5000.

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