Bugatti has recalled all 47 Chirons so far delivered to customers over an issue involving a faulty seat weld.
Yes, even multi-million pound hypercars are not exempt from their problems, which is why Chirons are currently being recalled worldwide because of faulty welds in the front seat recliner bracket.
Only 47 of the total 500 production cars have so far being delivered to customers, and five of these are UK-registered Chirons that have been delivered.
Yet, despite the recall, Bugatti works to cause as little inconvenience to the customer as possible, sending over ‘Flying Doctors’ who contact owners and arrange for their vehicle to be collected and returned with little hassle.
In the recall notice issued by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration it outlined the faulty bracket, which could cause the driver’s seat to suddenly change position. Bugatti has said that it will replace the entire seating assembly if an improper weld is found. Dealerships receive the official recall notice today.
The Chiron was Bugatti’s Veyron successor. Its 8.0-litre, W16 engine produces a whopping 1,479bhp, allowing it to reach 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 261mph. That’s with a limiter — without it, it is expected to go even faster, but no word has been mentioned publicly by Bugatti of its true top speed.
While the Chiron’s official price tag remains unpublished, it is thought to have been around the £2.5m mark. However, it hasn’t stopped the hypercar being sold for much more on the used market. UK supercar dealer Romans International recently had an example for sale for £3.6m, while one sold at auction earlier this week in New York for $3,772,500 (approx. £2.8 million).
The recall is expected to begin on December 11.