BEIJING — Volkswagen Group Import (China) Co Ltd will recall 1,637 imported Bentley Bentayga V8 cars in the Chinese market due to concerns over oil leakage and fire, said China’s quality watchdog.
The recall, set to begin from Aug 17, involves imported Bentley Bentayga V8 sedans manufactured between May 22, 2018, and Feb 27, 2020, according to a statement by the State Administration for Market Regulation.
The quick joint of the fuel-supply pipe in the engine compartment may experience thermal degradation in the case of high temperature over a long time, which can, in extreme scenarios, cause a fissure in the quick joint and lead to oil leakage. The leakage may catch fire and result in a fire in the engine compartment, posing a safety hazard.
According to the statement, Volkswagen dealerships will replace the faulty parts free of charge, and cars manufactured before Nov 27, 2018, will also get an upgrade in their engine control software.