Bugatti's 2006 Veyron Models On Recall Over Fuel Gauge Issue

Apr 14, 2016 08:14 AM EDT | Tes Christiansen


Some of the Buggati Veyron models dating as far as five years ago are under recall investigations due to, not just one, but three issues. Although no injuries have been reported as the reason behind some of the cars' issues, the high-end car maker would like to take extra-safety measures in mind first.

Eighty-seven out of 450 Veyrons, Veyron Grand Sports, and Veyron Super Sports from the 2006 to 2013 line are facing recalls concerning a possible safety hazard issue regarding the affected models' aluminum plates. AutoGuide reported that the said plates, which are fitted beneath the vehicle for jack-up support may have the tendency to corrode and remove itself from the supercar. In order to avoid this happening, dealers are being required to rivet the plates properly in place to correct the problem.

A more specific recall issue affecting 72 units from the 2006-2010 Veyron as well as 2011 Veyron Grand Sport models would be that of the inaccurate reading on the cars' fuel gauge meter. This simply means there's a huge risk of the fuel amount being measured in the tank than how much it is actually inside. The whole fuel tank control would need replacement and a software upgrade as a fix, as per the news agency.

The least number of Veyron recalls reported would be from the 2006-2008 lineup, and that's 13 Veyrons in particular, according to CNET. This time, the issue on these older models called for a possible corrosion on the battery cable, which could result to overheating and fire while the car is in use. Bugatti promises to replace the line's alternator and positive cables to get it fixed, and has yet to announce when the recalls would begin.

Meanwhile, the company has already celebrated the unveiling of its latest addition to the family, the Bugatti Chiron, with an exclusive sneak peek at Christie's in NYC.

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