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If you happen to own a Bugatti Veyron, which is unlikely for most of us because only several hundred of these beasts were built and sold for millions of dollars each, then you might be interested in knowing that the company has recalled a significant number of vehicles due to three separate issues. This is the single largest recall action for the Veyron which affects 87 cars in total. That’s quite a number when you consider the fact that Bugatti only made 450 Veyrons and not a unit more.

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Affected models are the 2006-2010 models, the 2010-2012 Veyron Grand Sports models, and the 2011-2013 Veyron Super Sports models. Issues are caused by the aluminum plates that are fixed to the car to support it when its being jacked up.

These aluminum plates can corrode over time and eventually detach from the Veyron, thus being a potential safety hazard, particularly when you factor in the fact that this car goes very fast and you wouldn’t want bits and pieces falling off it when you’re flying in the Veyron. To fix this issue dealers will rivet the plates into place.

The second issue affects 72 cars from the 2006-2010 models and the 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport models. On these units the fuel gauge might be inaccurate, showing more fuel in the tank than there actually is. Dealers will replace the entire fuel tank control unit and also upgrade the software to fix this problem.

Last but not the least, a positive battery cable and connection to the alternator can corrode which can overheat cables, and this affects 13 Veyrons from the 2006-2008 model years. Bugatti hasn’t confirmed when the recalls will begin but it did confirm that no accidents or injuries have been caused yet as a result of these issues.

Filed in Transportation.. Source: autoguide