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The Bentley Bentayga Has Just Been Hit With Its First Recall

Luckily it's not the biggest deal in the world.

No car is immune to a recall, not even the Bentley Bentayga. The English automaker just issued a recall alert for 88 Bentaygas made between March 1st, 2016 and September 30th, 2016. So far Bentley has moved 505 units of its SUV, with sales figures dating back to August. Taking almost 20% of all models off the road isn't good, but fortunately the recall involves a simple fix. At issue are loose joints in the instrument panel and seats. If said joints were not tightened properly they could come loose and wreak havoc during a crash.

We don’t know about you, but we’d like our seat to stay firmly planted during an accident and for the instrument panel to not come flying at our faces like a Takata air bag. The solutions for loose joints involves—you guessed it—tightening them! This will be done at Bentley dealerships free of charge. Having to issue a recall is always annoying, but all things considered it could have been much worse. The Bentayga is a complex machine and there's a lot that could go wrong with it. If the only problem (so far) are loose joints then we’d say that Bentley is wining…so far. Editor's note: A previous version of this story stated that this recall involved 378 Bentaygas, or "over half of all Bentaygas in the US." That has been corrected.

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