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Bugatti has issued a recall, via the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for its legendary Veyron supercar, to fix three separate issues. From the NHTSA’s wbsite, the recall notices affect Veyrons from almost across the entire production run, including the Veyron 16.4, the Veyron Grand Sport and Veyron Super Sport.

Affecting the largest number of Veyrons, the first of the recalls is for the problem of jacking plates separating from the the car while driving. This problem affects 87 Veyron 16.4s built between March 10, 2006, to March 9, 2012, as well as Grand Sports built between September 29, 2009, to October 14, 2014. Additionally, Veyron Super Sports built from February 18, 2011, to August 17, 2012, are also affected. The fix calls for the jacking plates – made from aluminium – to be riveted and sealed, at no cost to the owner.

The second recall concerns the fuel gauge for Veyrons that came off the production line between October 3, 2006 and January 17, 2010, and Grand Sports from September 29, 2009 and June 30, 2010, where gauge may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there really is. This issue will be redressed with a software fix.

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Lastly, 13 Veyron 16.4s built between October 3, 2006, to December 22, 2006 have a problem of the positive cable and alternator connection corroding, resulting in overheating of the cable. The remedy is a replacement of both the cable and the alternator.

The recall notices state that owners of Bugatti Veyrons affected in the US will be notified, and remedial works carried out at Volkswagen repair centres and authorised Bugatti partners. From NHTSA reports, the majority of Veyrons have already had rectification performed.