Luxury marque Rolls-Royce has disclosed plans to recall a single unit of the Ghost in United States to fix an airbag issue.
Luxury marque Rolls-Royce has disclosed plans to recall a single unit of the Ghost in the United States to fix an airbag issue.
BMW-owned Rolls-Royce made only 4,063 cars last year and that was actually a 12% increase over 2013, so whenever there is news of a recall, do not expect any big numbers. That being said, RR is now quite possibly the record holder for the smallest recall ever as they have announced just one unit will be recalled, a 2015 model year Ghost manufactured on January 23, 2014.
It has some potential problems with the thorax airbags for the front seats which might not provide the expected level of protection in the unfortunate event of a side impact, so there is an increased risk of injuries for both the driver and the front passenger. As a consequence, the 2015 Ghost could fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214 concerning the "Side Impact Protection."
To solve this potential hazard, a Rolls-Royce dealer in the United States will soon replace both the driver- and front passenger-side thorax airbag modules. The 2015 Ghost Series II US-spec owner has already been informed about this issue and obviously he won’t have to pay anything to get the problematic airbags replaced.