Recall issued over rusty Bentley retractable hood ornament

Recall issued over rusty Bentley retractable hood ornament

Unfortunately one of the cruel truths of the mechanical industry is that rust fears no machine. Even the most expensive piece of metal can fall to the ill effects of iron oxide, and it seems Bentley is no more different than the rest. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a recall for Arnage, Azure and Brooklands models manufactured between the years 2007-2009.

As unusual as a recall might be, the retractable ‘Flying B’ on the hood may rust and corrode over time and lose its ability to retract in the event of a crash. NHTSA have pointed out that this could be dangerous for pedestrians for obvious reasons.

In total, 596 units are affected by the recall (the retractable Flying B is an optional accessory) and Bentley has said that it will replace the faulty hood ornament free of charge.

Unfortunately one of the cruel truths of the mechanical industry is that rust fears no machine. Even the most expensive piece of metal can fall to the ill effects of iron oxide, and it seems Bentley is no more different than the rest. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just issued a recall for Arnage, Azure and Brooklands models manufactured between the years 2007-2009.

As unusual as a recall might be, the retractable ‘Flying B’ on the hood may rust and corrode over time and lose its ability to retract in the event of a crash. NHTSA have pointed out that this could be dangerous for pedestrians for obvious reasons.

In total, 596 units are affected by the recall (the retractable Flying B is an optional accessory) and Bentley has said that it will replace the faulty hood ornament free of charge.

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