A single Rolls-Royce vehicle became the subject of a recent voluntary recall issued by BMW of North America, LLC. According to the automaker, the affected vehicle may fail to comply with a safety standard regarding side impact performance.
The affected vehicle is one 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost car that was manufactured last January 23, 2014. According to the acknowledgement letter sent by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to BMW, it is possible that the affected vehicle had been fitted with thorax air bags on both of its front seats that would fail to meet the side impact performance requirement for the front seat occupants. As such, the said vehicle will also fail to comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, known as the “Side Impact Protection” standard. Hence, in the event of a vehicle crash, there would be a greater risk of injury for both front-seat passengers in the affected vehicle.
As a remedy, a Rolls-Royce dealer will be able to make replacements on the thorax air bag modules on both the driver side and passenger side, free of charge. At the same time, Rolls-Royce has also issued an after sales bulletin for the delivery stop of its Ghost vehicle, following the recall. This was issued last October 28, 2015. Moreover, a replacement of the affected thorax air bag modules has been authorized. According to the bulletin, a repair on chassis number UX53018 must be completed prior to delivery.