Rolls-Royce Joins Throng Of Carmakers Issuing Recalls, Announces Callback For A Single Car


Carmakers all over the world have been recalling more than millions of vehicles lately, including Volkswagen, Porsche, Toyota, Nissan, BMW and many others. Just recently, it seems that Rolls-Royce wants to contribute to that figure by issuing a recall for one vehicle — yep, not one model, but one single car.

The vehicle in question is the $250,000 2015 Ghost, which was manufactured on Jan. 23, 2014. When buying a car that costs a quarter million dollars, the idea of having any defect or malfunction is probably unthinkable, but owners of the luxury car should think otherwise.

BMW of North America, which is the parent company of Rolls-Royce, sent a notice to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the problem with the 2015 Ghost, saying that the front airbags on the sides might not function properly in the event of a side-impact crash.

"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," NHTSA says (PDF) in a letter, addressing the problem.

The letter continues to advise 2015 Ghost owners to get in touch with the company to find out whether or not they're the unlucky owner. Fortunately for the owner of the malfunctioning luxury car, they can have a Rolls-Royce dealer replace the airbags free of charge, which should obviously be the case, really.

Rolls-Royce isn't the first to recall one vehicle, though, as Koenigsegg Automotive notified the NHTSA and issued a recall for a single 2013 Agera in the United States because of a tire problem last year. The Swedish supercar maker quickly resolved the issue, and it seems that Rolls-Royce wants to do the same.

Rolls-Royce's 2015 Ghost is equipped with a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V12 engine, and it can go from 0 mph to 62 mph in just 4.9 seconds, which is probably one of the reasons why the fully functioning airbags are crucial.

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