'Recalling 2017 Bentley Bentayga SUV'

Nov 27, 2016 04:33 AM EST | Dannah Dela Cruz

In the United States, Bentley has issued a safety recall for select 2017 Bentayga models after discovering that the dashboards and the seat mechanisms may become loose. It was reported that 239 British-registered Bentayga are affected; 1619 models have already been recalled worldwide.

Bentley Bentayga is the company's first luxury diesel SUV with four, five, and seven-seat configurations in one body style. Everything, from the shortest journeys to endurance expeditions, can be undertaken in a calm atmosphere and pure driving pleasure with this SUV.

During a routine system review of the factory's quality control in September, it showed that the system used to store vehicle torque values had missing or implausible data. Meaning, some bolts were not tightened to the correct torque. It was later confirmed as true, which affected the seat mechanism and the instrument panel joints. Inspections on several Bentley Bentayga cars were held in October, further revealing below-spec torque levels, CNET reported.

The said parts could loosen over time, which will cause rattling issues. The loose components may also increase injury potential if an affected Bentayga becomes involved in a crash. Out of 378 potentially affected Bentayga SUVs in the US, Bentley believes that improper tightening may have happened on a total of 88 vehicles --- including the 2017 version of Bentley Bentayga.

Customers are being notified this month. No injuries or related warranty claims have been reported and so far, no owners have complained. The vehicle has only been for sale for a very short while.

To rectify the problem, Bentley dealers will inspect each one of the fasteners and tighten them as needed to correct the issue. All this will be done free of charge.

Concerned owners may contact Bentley Customer Service at 1-800-777-6923. Bentley's number on the recall is RE16/32.

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