Bugatti recalls 85 of its million-dollar Veyron 16.4 supercars in US

Bugatti recalls 85 of its million-dollar Veyron 16.4 supercars in US

In a recent announcement, bigwig French automaker Bugatti has announced that it is recalling 85 of its million-dollar Veyron 16.4 supercars in the US.

The Veyron 16.4 recall announced by Bugatti is a result of two issues --- one pertaining to the fuel gauge of the supercar; and the other related to a corroded battery cable which can pose a potential fire risk.

Due to the fuel gauge issue affecting Veyron 16.4 supercars, the gauge shows an incorrect reading of the fuel left in the gas tank. This issue affects a total of 72 Veyron 16.4 and Grand Sports models. The affected Veyron 16.4 units are 2006-2010 model year supercars; while the affected Grand Sports are 2010-2011 model-year supercars.

The other issue which has led Bugatti to recall 13 Veyron 16.4 supercars in the US is rooted in the positive battery cable and its connection to the alternator. Because of the issue, the metal on the terminal and the cable can corrode and cause overheating and, “in extreme conditions,” a fire. The problem affects 13 Veyron 16.4 supercars from model years 2006-2008.

Both the issues in the Veyron 16.4 supercars were detected by Bugatti -- and fixes were found for them -- years back. The fuel gauge problem was solved in 2010; while the battery cable issue was solved in 2007. According to Bugatti spokeswoman Manuela Hoehne, the automaker started fixing the cars as they came in for service, but did not inform federal regulators about the issues.

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