When you're buying a vehicle of a certain caliber, you expect the best of the best. But the folks putting those cars together are still humans, and meatbags are wont to err from time to time. That's the case this week with Bugatti, as the automaker's issued three separate recalls for its seven-figure Veyron hypercar.
The first recall affects 87 examples of the 2006-2010 Veyron, the 2010-2012 Veyron Grand Sport and the 2011-2013 Veyron Super Sport. On these cars, the underbody aluminum plates that help technicians locate lifting points are at risk of corroding and coming loose from the vehicle. Bugatti will seal and rivet the panels in place.
The next one's a little smaller, affecting 72 examples of the 2006-2010 Veyron and the 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport. The affected vehicles have a fuel gauge that might display an incorrect amount, leading drivers to believe they have more gas than they actually do. A corresponding control unit will be replaced and its software will be upgraded to remedy the issue.
Finally, Bugatti's recalling 13 examples of the 2006-2008 Veyron for an issue related to its battery cable. The positive battery cable might corrode, which could lead to overheating and fire. The automaker will replace the positive cable and the alternator to fix the issue.
It's sort of comforting to know that the ultra-well-heeled share more of your average Joe or Jane's inconveniences than we might think.