FAULTY CABLES: Bentley has recalled more than 27 000 cars for faulty battery cables. Image: Bentley
Frankfurt, Germany - Volkswagen's luxury brand Bentley has recalled 27 640 cars worldwide because of potentially faulty battery cable connections, a Bentley spokesman said on Tuesday (October 27 2015).
The models affected were all Continental GT/GTC/Flying Spur and new Flying Spur cars built between February 2011 and June 2014, the spokesman said in an emailed statement.
Bentley South Africa says it will only know how many local models are affected in a couple of weeks, depending on a "list of vin numbers" which will have to checked.
The statement said: "On a limited number of cars, a bolted connection for a battery cable joint could be loose.
"To address this, we will replace the components with a new connection system for all vehicles, which will take approximately two hours per car."
All Bentleys built outside of these dates, and all Mulsanne models, are unaffected.
The number of recalled vehicles included 5 906 cars in China, the brand's second-biggest market after the Americas, Bentley said.
"This is a voluntary recall and is in no way connected to any other recalls from other automotive manufacturers," it added.
Bentley's parent company VW is currently embroiled in its biggest-ever scandal after admitting that it had fitted 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide with software to skew emission tests.