Bugatti Recalls 77 Chiron, Chiron Sport And Divo Models

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Due to two failures.

The world is flush with millionaires willing to pay top dollar for exotic hypercars. At the high-end of the market, cars can reach close to five million dollars, and with those prices, clients expect only the best in build quality, technology, and performance. Bugatti is one manufacturer that ticks all those boxes with offerings such as the Chiron Pur Sport, but sometimes even the best slip up. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced two separate recalls for the Bugatti Chiron, Chiron Sport, and Divo. This recall doesn't come close to the Takata airbag recall of 2014, as only 77 cars have been affected, but it remains an embarrassing event for the exotic supercar brand.

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According to the NHTSA, the first recall affected 73 vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2020. The NHTSA claims that a problem with the electronic stability control warranted the recall and that after going through the ignition cycle, the system does not default back to the normal setting after being put in "handling mode". The NHTSA says that this increases the risk of an accident occurring, and it also means that the cars don't comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126: "Electronic Stability Control Systems." Bugatti says that a simple reprogramming should fix the issue.

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The second recall only affects four cars, including examples of the Divo and Chiron built in 2020. According to the NHTSA, the rear left driveshaft could fail in certain situations. The driveshaft could detach from the car, causing a road hazard the organization says. Bugatti will be replacing said driveshaft with an upgraded version, free of charge. This is the second recall for Bugatti in the past few years but pales in comparison to other exotic manufacturers such as Lamborghini which was forced to recall 5,900 Aventadors in 2017. A recall schedule is yet to be released by Bugatti.

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