Bugatti informed the owners of 47 of its brand-new Chiron hypercars late November that the vehicles needed servicing because the welds on the seat recliner brackets may be faulty, proving that dropping $3 million on a car doesn’t mean you’ll never see a recall notice in your mailbox.
Of the 47 cars recalled globally, about 12 are in North America, and as far as we know, only a single one lives in Canada so far. The automaker told the U.S.’ NHTSA it estimates only one percent of the cars recalled are actually affected by the defect, which, if our math is correct, works out to about half of one Chiron.
Affected cars will have their entire seating assembly removed and re-welded by the manufacturer.
While the fact they’re being notified of a recall does bring them down to the level of any econobox driver, Chiron owners will go through the recall process a little differently than most people.
After receiving a letter telling them their Chiron has been recalled – required by law – the owner will then get a personal phone call from one of Bugatti’s “Flying Doctor” concierge technicians to book a servicing appointment. An enclosed truck will then take the vehicle to one of just 12 Bugatti service specialists in the U.S. for inspection.
We wonder what the dealership loaner vehicle looks like.
Bugatti plans to build just 500 examples of the Chiron hypercar over the next few years. The car makes 1,500 horsepower from an 8.0-litre V-16 engine and goes zero to 100 km/h in roughly 2.5 seconds.
(via Automotive News)