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Bentley Recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs Over Incorrectly Installed Second-row Seats

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Bentley Recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs Over Incorrectly Installed Second-row Seats - autojosh

Bentley recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs over incorrectly installed second-row seats that could move in the event of crash.

The affected models are 5-seat Bentley Bentayga SUVs manufactured between July 10th, 2020 and February 22nd, 2022.

To fix the problem, owners will take their vehicles to authorized retailers to check and re-set the relative 2nd row seat rail positions.

The British luxury car marque said the operation will take under one hour to complete.





Bentayga SUV priced between $166,425 and $262,125 is currently the Bentley’s best-selling model.

Bentley Recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs Over Incorrectly Installed Second-row Seats - autojosh

Bentley has officially filed a safety recall with the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) for 1,923 Bentaygas due to incorrectly installed second-row seats that could move in the event of crash, compromising rear-passenger safety.

According to the Safety Recall Report by the British luxury car marque, the affected models are 5-seat Bentley Bentayga SUVs manufactured between July 10th, 2020 and February 22nd, 2022.

Bentley Recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs Over Incorrectly Installed Second-row Seats - autojosh

Bentley, which first became aware of this issue in January of 2022, following a sled test for a new project, blamed the fault on an assembly and not on an incorrectly manufactured parts.

“The reason for recalling affected vehicles relates to a build process concern and not a fault with parts. As such, it is not anticipated that any parts will need replacing,” notes the Crewe-based automaker in the attached report.





Bentley Recalls 1,923 Bentayga SUVs Over Incorrectly Installed Second-row Seats - autojosh

Bentley also notes that it had no idea how to install the seat railings procured through Swiebodzin-based Adient Poland.

“Production was unaware of the published supplier assembly and installation instructions. Seat rails were moved in production without knowledge of the potential consequences.”

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To fix the problem, Bentayga owners, who will be notified on May 16th, will take their vehicles to authorized retailers to check and re-set the relative 2nd row seat rail positions to ensure proper engagement of the seat rails. Bentley said the operation will take under one hour to complete.

The ultra-luxury Bentayga SUV is currently the British automaker’s best-selling model, despite the price range of $166,425 for the V6-engined Bentayga Hybrid and $262,125 for the W12-powered Bentayga Speed.





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