BMW owned Rolls-Royce Motor Company, which is known for its ultra luxury cars, has issued recall for the 2015 model Ghost for a possible fault with the front air bags. With Rolls-Royce selling only a limited number of cars every year, the recall is also negligible. In fact, only one car has been recalled.
The statement from the company reads: "BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost manufactured on January 23, 2014. 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. As such, this vehicle may fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, 'Side Impact Protection."
The affected car apparently did not reach the customer yet. It had left the factory in Goodwood, West Sussex, in January 2014 but its North American owner had not yet taken delivery. The problem was due to the incorrect labeling in one of the airbag and was identified during the customer pre-delivery check by Rolls-Royce.
Rolls-Royce is not only the first manufacturer being miser with recalling vehicles. In 2014, a single Koenigsegg Agera built in December 2012 as a 2013 model for the US was recalled with a problem in tire pressure monitoring system.
Launched in 2010, Rolls-Royce currently sells Ghost Series II, which is powered by 6.6-litre twin-turbo V12 that develops 563bhp at 5,250 rpm and 780Nm of torque starting from 1,500rpm mated to a 8-speed ZF gearbox. The car can run from 0 to 100kmph in 5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 250kmph.
Source: Digital Trends