Bentley recalling 596 cars because of a faulty hood ornament

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 22, 2010

Bentley is recalling 596 Arnage R, Arnage T, Arnage RL, Brookland and Azure models manufactured from 2007 to 2009 due to risks involving the hood ornament. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website states that there is a tendency for the 'B' hood ornament's retracting mechanism to become corroded. If the vehicle crashes, the 'B' hood ornament may not retract as it is designed to do.

This could raise the injury risk to a pedestrian in the event of a crash between the vehicle and the pedestrian. As this defect is not mechanical, it isn’t actually very dangerous.

There is a potential for the 'B' hood ornament's retracting mechanism to become corroded, said the NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.

"This may lead to the 'B' hood ornament not retracting as intended when a vehicle is involved in a crash. If the hood ornament does not retract, it could increase the risk of injury to a pedestrian in the event of a crash between the vehicle and the pedestrian." "However, this condition has not been witnessed or reported to Bentley Motors Limited, neither is Bentley otherwise aware of any accidents or injuries related to this matter," stated the press release.

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