This is not the kind of excellence we usually see from the brand.
The Bentley Bentayga is one of those ridiculously expensive luxury SUVs that few can ever even hope to sit in, let alone own. It's in the same company as machines like the Aston Martin DBX and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Despite being around for four years already, constant updates and evolution mean the Bentayga remains one of the most remarkable SUVs around. However, as stunning and arresting as the uber-luxe SUV is, things haven't been all smooth sailing for the groundbreaking model. A recall in 2016 shortly after launch raised a few eyebrows, and now another one has been issued, for something quite serious in the fuelling system.
The recall affects 2019 and 2020 models and pertains to approximately 1,900 units. So what's the problem? Well, a fuel line "quick connector" in the engine compartment has been found to be faulty and may leak. Now we don't need to tell you how serious a fuel leak in a hot engine bay can be - countless supercar barbecues are evidence enough. Naturally, Bentley dealers will start to contact owners of the vehicle, but only from the end of July. If you're worried about this problem, you can call Bentley at 800-777-6923 and arrange to have your Bentayga booked in, following which the connector and the attached fuel line will be replaced at no cost.
It is a little concerning that this relatively new model has such a major issue, particularly when earlier versions seemed to be just fine. Nevertheless, we trust that the people at Bentley have things handled as they gear up to release the facelifted version of the uber-SUV. Bentley takes attention to detail and build quality very seriously, so we expect that no more issues will arise in the near future. While we wait for the new model to arrive, we've had some time to see what the refresh will change in terms of styling, and by all accounts, this recall will hardly be a blip on the radar.