There's a problem with the adhesive holding the sunroof.
Bentley will recall 127 examples of the 2007 through 2009 Continental Flying Spur in the United States because the sunroofs could fall out of the posh luxury sedans. The affected vehicles have manufacturing dates from April 25, 2007, to October 31, 2008.
The manufacturer didn’t properly clean the glass before applying the adhesive for attaching it to the frame. Because of this, the glass can delaminate over time and eventually fail. If this occurs, the problem could cause a road hazard and potential injury. Drivers would also discover a huge hole in the roof.
According to Bentley’s documents to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the automaker “became aware of a potential issue based on information shared from other manufacturers.” While the company doesn’t say so explicitly, this campaign is likely related to Audi’s sunroof recall of 536 units of the 2007-2009 A8 and S8 for the same problem with the sunroof glass adhesive. The German company first received complaints about the issue in the winter of 2015.
To fix the issue, dealers will add more adhesive between the sunroof glass and frame. Customers with any problems with this issue in the past will also be able to apply for reimbursement for any expenses.
RECALL Subject : Sunroof Glass may Detach from Vehicle
Report Receipt Date: JUL 19, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V539000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 127
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
BENTLEY CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR 2007-2009
Manufacturer: Bentley Motors, Inc.
Bentley Motors, Inc. (Bentley) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Continental Flying Spur vehicles manufactured April 25, 2007 through October 31, 2008. The sunroof glass on the affected vehicles may not be properly secured to the sunroof frame. As a result, the sunroof glass may detach from the car while driving.
If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame it could be come a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will apply additional adhesive between the sunroof glass frame and sunroof glass panel, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in August 2016. Owners may contact Bentley customer service at 1-800-777-6923.
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.