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2017-12-11 06:24

Newspress

Paris – Bugatti makes some of the most expensive and exclusive vehicles in the world but even the iconic builder of the Veyron and Chiron isn’t immune  from the occasional recall.

The automaker has issued a recall affecting 47 Chiron supercars, each worth the equivalent of R40–million. Fortunately for owners, Bugatti’s flying ‘Flying Doctor’ technicians will assist. 

'Could affect driving position'

Bugatti said: "Both seat recliner brackets could have a defective weld." 

A total of 47 vehicles worldwide are being recalled though curiously the automaker says an estimated “1%” are affected by the defect.

According to Bugatti: "Seat recliner bracket welding is potentially not complete. The seat back may potentially not hold properly, which could affect the driving position." 

Reason for the defect?

"Improper manual positioning of the recliner's parts during the welding process," said Bugatti.
Bugatti warns that the 'back of the seat could start to move'.

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Flying Doctor

According to the automaker: “Vehicles will be recalled and customers will receive a letter. Our Flying Doctors will also inform customers individually by phone/then e-mail to arrange an appointment to have the vehicles fixed.”  
 
The Chiron’s 16-cylinder, eight-litre engine delivers 1103kW, propelling the supercar from 0-100km/h in 2.5 seconds. Production will be limited to 500.

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