2006-'13 Bugatti Veyron Recalled for Three Different Problems | Edmunds

2006-'13 Bugatti Veyron Recalled for Three Different Problems


WASHINGTON — The 2006-'13 Bugatti Veyron supercar is being recalled for three different problems, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The three separate recalls concern problems with the fuel system, electrical system and structure.

Bugatti is recalling 87 2006-'10 Veyron, 2010-'12 Veyron Grand Sport and 2011-'13 Veyron Super Sport vehicles because the underbody aluminum reference plates used when lifting the vehicle may corrode and detach from the vehicle, NHTSA said.

"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," NHTSA said in its recall summary.

Bugatti dealers will rivet and seal the underbody aluminum reference plates. A date has not been specified for the recall.

In another action, Bugatti is recalling 72 2006-'10 Veyron and 2010-'11 Veyron Grand Sport vehicles because the fuel tank gauge may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is, NHTSA said.

"The inaccurate gauge may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said in its recall summary.

Bugatti dealers will replace the fuel tank control unit and upgrade the software. A date has not been specified for the recall, but Bugatti said all but five cars have already been fixed.

Bugatti told federal safety regulators that a car ran out of fuel during a final test drive in production at the end of 2009 and "this has also been experienced in the field."

In the third action, Bugatti is recalling 13 2006-'08 Veyron vehicles because the positive battery B+ cable and the connection to the alternator may corrode.

"The corrosion may result in the battery positive cable overheating, increasing the risk of a fire," NHTSA said in its recall summary.

Bugatti told federal safety regulators there are "no incidents reported in the field."

All affected vehicles have had the battery B+ cable and the alternator replaced.

"Bugatti is not aware of car accidents with damage to property or personal injury in any of the three cases," wrote Bugatti spokeswoman Manuela Hohne in response to a query from Edmunds. "We are in contact with the owners of the affected vehicles and are continuing to work intensively to solve the problems. Depending upon which recall case, 82 percent, over 90 percent or 100 percent of the affected vehicles in the US have already been rectified."

"Our Flying Doctors are constantly informed of the technical status of all vehicles via the unique Bugatti telemetry system and, if necessary, will contact the individual vehicle owner directly and personally in order to resolve technical issues either at the customer?s location, the nearest official service dealership or at Bugatti in Molsheim."

Owners can contact Volkswagen Group of America at 1-248-754-5000.

Edmunds says: Owners of these exotic cars should be in close touch with their Bugatti dealers for the latest information.

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