Among so many recalls in the auto industry, you would not expect for a hypercar to be the subject of some engineering faults, but apparently it can happen.
Bugatti notified this week the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration over three issues that some “older” Veyrons may have. The first recall is somehow understandable, as the hypercar likes to drink as much gas as it can. Therefore, the fuel tank gauge may not keep up with the driver’s pace and it may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is, so the car may unexpectedly run out of it. There are 87 examples affected by this issue, 2006-2010 Veyron build between October 3, 2006, and January 17, 2010, and the 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport manufactured from between September 29, 2009, to June 30, 2010. Dealers will have to replace the fuel tank control unit and upgrade the software.
The second recall is for around 13 model year 2006-208 Veyrons manufactured October 3, 2006, to December 22, 2006. In these units, the positive battery cable and the connection to the alternator may corrode and can lead to overheating, thus increasing the risk of a fire. Dealers will evidently replace the positive battery cable and alternator.
Finally, Bugatti is recalling 87 models of the 2006-2010 Veyron with manufacturing dates between March 10, 2006, and March 9, 2012, 2010-2012 Veyron Grand Sport from September 29, 2009, to October 14, 2014, and 2011-2013 Veyron Super Sport built from February 18, 2011, to August 17, 2010. This time, the problem is with the aluminium plates under the vehicle, used when lifting the car, which may corrode and detach from the hypercar. If these plates go loose while driving, they may become a road hazard and potentially hit other cars. Dealers will rivet and seal the underbody aluminium reference plates.