Recall BUGCR027 – Frame Support Not Tightened Properly – 2018 Bugatti Chiron

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March 28, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V198000

Frame Support Not Tightened Properly

A loose frame support may reduce the vehicle’s structural protection in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V198

Manufacturer Bugatti

Components STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected 1



Bugatti is recalling one 2018 Chiron vehicle. One of the screws that fastens the front frame support may be loose.



Bugatti recommends the car not be driven until the screws have been correctly tightened. A dealer will inspect the screws to the front frame support and tighten them as necessary, free of charge. The affected vehicle was repaired March 31, 2022. Owners may contact Bugatti customer service at 1-703-826-7545. Bugatti’s number for this recall is BUGCR027.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to


Chronology :

March 03 2022:
The torque wrench system gave no indication of the affected screw as being less than the desired torque specification.
Internal check of all production cars regarding the screwing protocols and torque procedures.
Investigation of all cars produced prior to March 03, 2022.

Until March 11 2022:
Analysis of all screw connection data base of every produced car since 2016 (Start Of Chiron Production).
Until March 16 2022:
Further investigation with internal and external experts.

Board decided as critical
March 21 2022:
1 USA car identified with need for action.


1 Affected Product




4 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V198-3949.pdf 645.454KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V198-3424.PDF 319.209KB

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Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2022-1

RCLQRT-22V198-3792.PDF 211.109KB

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Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – Dealer Notification re : Front Frame Support Fastener Torque Check

RCMN-22V198-3881.pdf 124.29KB

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