Bugatti Recall 172 Veyrons Over Three Separate Issues

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Boutique automaker Bugatti has issued three recalls for its high-priced Veyron supercar, over issues with fuel gauges reading incorrectly, corrosion of a battery cable, and body parts that could potentially fall off. In these cars, the positive battery cable and the connection to the alternator can corrode, leading to overheating cables. The models affected are those that are produced between October 3, 2006 and January 17, 2010.

Once heralded as being the pinnacle of automotive engineering and design, it turns out the Bugatti Veyron is actually just a regular auto after all and is subject to recalls just like all the other Fiat/Chrysler or Takata airbag equipped vehicles out there. This problem affects 87 Veyron 16.4s built between March 10, 2006, to March 9, 2012, as well as Grand Sports built between September 29, 2009, to October 14, 2014. This issue affects a total of 72 Veyron 16.4 and Grand Sports models. The fix calls for the jacking plates - made from aluminium - to be riveted and sealed, at no cost to the owner.

"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. The automaker will replace the positive cable and the alternator to fix the issue. Although no injuries have been reported as the reason behind some of the cars' issues, the high-end vehicle maker would like to take extra-safety measures in mind first.

The second recall affects 13 units of the Veyronmanufactured between October 3, 2006 and December 22, 2006. Bugatti's remedy for the fix is to "replace the fuel tank control unit and upgrade the software", again, "free of charge".

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