Even in the world of stratospheric prices can occur slip-ups – for example Bentley has recently decided to order a recall of their posh Bentayga SUV for loose seat and instrument panel.
Bentley is well known for creating some of the best automobiles in the world – but even experts can falter sometimes. In the case of the Bentayga it appears the problem lies with the way seats are mounted on the floor. Production kicked off at the British brand’s Crewe plant last year and first owners got their vehicles starting this March. Now, Bentley has announced a recall for specific 2017 model year examples sold in the United States, because “during the assembly process, the affected vehicles may not have had the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints properly tightened.” The bolts can loosen, “increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.”
Shame, shame, shame… it’s a vehicle that can easily get you close to the 300k mark. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says Bentley will inform owners of affected vehicles later this month. Afterwards, dealers will inspect and tighten the seat mechanism and instrument panel joints, as necessary. The affected cars were the ones produced between March 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016. The latest update to the model saw the installment of the Audi SQ7 4.0-liter V8 TDI packing 429 horsepower (320 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton-meters) of torque.