Rolls-Royce vehicles offer some of the most luxurious real estate you can find on four wheels, and the brand’s opulence is reinforced by its extremely limited production numbers. The BMW-owned British marque sold just 4,063 units in 2014 — Ford sells more F-150s than that in a couple days — and apparently Rolls-Royce’s exclusivity applies to recalls as well.
The manufacturer has issued a recall notice for just one vehicle — a 2015 model year Ghost — due to a possible fault with the front air bags. That has to be some sort of record, right?
“BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one model year 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost manufactured on January 23, 2014,” the report reads. “The affected vehicle has thorax air bags fitted to both front seats that may fail to meet the side impact performance requirements for the front seat occupants. As such, this vehicle may fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, ‘Side Impact Protection.’”
While some recalls drag on for months and cost the company untold amounts of money and bad PR, this one should be dealt with quite swiftly. The owner of the Ghost has already been notified of the issue and it will be fixed free of charge by a Rolls-Royce dealer.
As for the Ghost itself, we recently got our hands on one for a week-long review. As you might expect, the vehicle features an incredible range of sumptuous features including individual television screens, fold-down wooden trays, suede headliner, spring-loaded umbrella compartments, and a 563-horsepower twin-turbo V12 that displaces 6.6 liters. While the 5,490-pound behemoth is no sports car, it’s truly one of the lavish environments you’ll find the world, period. And of course we’d hope so for $382,825. You can read the full review right here.
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