Recalls usually come in large numbers, but for automakers who produce just a few thousand units a year, single digit recalls are the norm. Rolls Royce might have just beaten the record with a single car recall.
In the latest campaign announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rolls Royce issued a bulletin for one Ghost model. It’s a 2015 model manufactured on Jan. 23, 2014, and includes some potentially problematic airbags. The thorax airbags in both the front seats may not be up to code, and therefor do not protect the occupants as they’re supposed to. The local dealer will handle the replacement of the relevant modules on both the driver’s and passenger’s side.
RECALL Subject : Side Impact Crash Worthiness/FMVSS 214
Report Receipt Date: OCT 23, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V695000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
Manufacturer: BMW of North America, LLC
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost manufactured on January 23, 2014. The affected vehicle has thorax air bags fitted to both front seats that may fail to meet the side impact performance requirements for the front seat occupants. As such, this vehicle may fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, “Side Impact Protection.”
In the event of a vehicle crash necessitating air bag deployment, this may increase the risk of injury to the front seat passengers.
A Rolls-Royce dealer will replace the driver-side and passenger-side thorax air bag modules, free of charge. The recall began October 22, 2015. Owners may contact Rolls-Royce at 1-877-877-3735.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.