According to a statement, 1,619 Bentayga SUVs are affected worldwide by the recall. It said that in event of a collision, a loose rear seat bench may lead to a higher risk of injury. A Bentley spokesperson speaking to Autocar said that while no owners had reported any issues, the Crewe factory is issuing the recall just to play it safe.
Concerns have risen from a gap in database information, as it seems that Bentley is missing the relevant data confirming the proper installation of the rear seats. Owners of the affected cars will be contacted by their local Bentley representative.
The Bentayga, at its debut, was touted as the most powerful SUV in the world. The big Bentley came at launch with a 6.0-litre W12 with no less than two turbochargers, and touted a 4-second time to complete the century sprint. A 3.75-litre turbodiesel will arrive on our shores in April 2017, with prices at around $335,000.
By the end of 2016, Bentley will expect to have sold 5,500 Bentayga SUVs, with the number expected to grow next year following the introduction of the diesel variant. Its significantly lower price tag (compared to the W12, at least) will undoubtedly see more people jumping onto the Bentley bandwagon, and great success for the brand.
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