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Car Recall: Bentley's Spur Sedan.




When carmakers issue recall orders, it usually involves several cars in hundreds or even thousands of units. But when Bentley issues a rare recall, it's not generic at all.

In a rare recall by the British Company,to check the possibility of a fuel leak, just one owner of a 2020 Flying Spur W12 will now have to drive in the vehicle.

As per the US NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), the possible fault with the fuel tank was discovered during a review of supplier production records. This fault could have been due to welding issue(s), and involves just one Bentley so far.


The owner of the possibly affected car will possibly get a new fuel tank at no cost. The exact number of units However since Bentley hasn't officially confirmed the exact number of units of the 2020 Flying Spur W12 sold in the US, it is not yet fully clear if this is the only unit that is affected.


Bloomberg has reported that Bentley has asked one of its US-based dealers to reach out to the affected customer for this. Presumed, isolated incident.


A fuel leak could be a major problem if left unchecked as it could pose a fire risk. And with Bentley cars not known for mileage anyways, a leak could leave the car high and dry at an even quicker pace.


However, performance, not mileage, is the highlight of the Flying Spur W12.

Under the hood of a Bentley Car is a 12-cylinder, six-litre engine, which propels the Flying Spur to 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 333 kmph. It generates around 630 hp of power and over 900Nm of torque. The car comes in as many as 17 standard colours.





The cost of the Bentley Flying Spur W12 Car, in India, would be around ₹5.6 crores on road. A businessman in Gujarat had purchased one such car in 2020.

Under the hood of a Bentley Car is a 12-cylinder, six-litre engine, which propels the Flying Spur to 100 kmph in just 3.7 seconds with a maximum speed of 333 kmph. It generates around 630 hp of power and over 900Nm of torque. The car comes in as many as 17 standard colours.