239 British-registered Bentaygas are affected; 1619 models have been recalled worldwide
Sam Sheehan
24 November 2016

The Bentley Bentayga SUV has been recalled after it was discovered that bolts that join the car’s rear seats to the floor may not have been tightened correctly.

In total, 1619 cars are being recalled worldwide, with 239 of them in Britain. While the issue could lead to risk of injury in a crash, a Bentley spokesperson confirmed that no UK owners had become aware of any problems.

Instead, the recall has been issued to allow Bentley’s Crewe factory to check cars that may be affected. Currently, Bentley's database is missing information to confirm the seats were fitted correctly.

Owners of affected cars are being contacted to arrange checks.

Bentley expects to have sold 5500 Bentaygas before the close of 2016, and with the arrival of the diesel model next year, predicts further growth in that number. That car swaps the regular Bentayga’s twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine for a 3.75-litre turbocharged diesel unit.

It’s eight tenths of a second slower from 0-62mph than the petrol model, taking 4.8sec, but offers a claimed 35.8mpg combined – 14.2mpg more than the W12 – and costs from £135,800, which is £26,900 less than the petrol model.

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As such, the diesel model is expected to take the majority of Bentayga sales in many markets, including Britain.

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24 November 2016
They should all be recalled for offensive appearance issues.

24 November 2016
Agree with you catnip.

Must be a misprint..."recalled due to design being a crime against humanity".

Spanner

24 November 2016
Such an awful car.

24 November 2016
One was parked next to me the other day (I really had to squeeze out of my door!). Often you say "it looked better in the flesh". But nope. Still a horrid looking thing. I hope it keeps selling to the middle east and China though, helps our industry!

 

 

 

24 November 2016
I have to agree with the comments above. Has to be one of the worst looking vehicles on the road.

bol

24 November 2016
Out of sheer embarrassment.

25 November 2016
so, actually, all of them, then, are being re-called. Not a 'crashing' success that car...

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