16‐04‐011BUG – Corrosion of B+ Cable and connection to Generator – 2006-2008 Bugatti Veyron

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April 8, 2016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V199000

Corrosion of the Battery Cable at the Alternator

The corrosion may result in the battery positive cable overheating, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V199

Manufacturer Bugatti

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 13

 

Summary

Bugatti is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 Veyron vehicles manufactured October 3, 2006, to December 22, 2006. In the affected vehicles, the positive battery (B+) cable and the connection to the alternator may corrode.

 

Remedy

All affected vehicles have had the battery B+ cable and the alternator replaced, free of charge. Owners may contact Bugatti at 1-805-557-1050.

 

Notes

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 www.safercar.gov.

 


Technical Bulletin
16‐04‐011BUG
Generator

 

Applicability: 

Bugatti Veyron

 

VIN range : 

Contact your Bugatti regional service manager

 

Market Region: 

All

 

Introduction:

Corrosion of the B+ Cable and connection to the generator.

 

Description: 

In extreme conditions, cable protection could be damaged.

Installation of latest level generator and improved B+ cable to avoid water ingress and therefore remove the risk of corrosion.

 

This repair can be done by any Bugatti Service Partner of Excellence or assisted by the factory directly.

 

Warning:  

Comply with the vehicle preparation measures for maintenance and repair procedures. Refer to the official Workshop Manual, Page 18 “General instructions about the vehicle”

If in any doubt regarding this procedure, contact your Bugatti regional service manager.

 

Procedure: 

The main parts requiring replacement: Generator / Generator wiring Harness B+ / Bracket. 

Listed below are the new parts which are required:

Designation Old Part Number New Part Number
Generator 07E.903.015 07E.903.015.A
Generator wiring harnes 5B0.971.349 5B0.971.349.B
Generator bracket 5B0.972.597 5B0.972.597.B
Screw M8x95x80 N.906.602.02 N.911.607.01
Screw M8x115x80 N.906.602.02 N.911.608.01
Nut M8 N.901.838.02

Further parts needed to complete the repair work will be provided by Bugatti in a repair kit.

 

For all replacement work details, refer to the official Workshop Manual for Service Partner of Excellence, Page 138 “Generator, removing and installing” and, page 175 for “Replacing the generator wiring harness”.

New Generator 07E.903.015.A

 

The generator fixing screws must be replaced with the longer type. Please refer to table above.

 

Warranty information: 

Operation Defect Code Repair Code Time
Generator replacement BUGVR13/1 60 hrs

 


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April, 19th 2016

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SAFETY RECALL

  • Reference Point System (RPS) Plates
  • Fuel level indication
  • Alternator

  

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You may have seen that Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. has recently announced several campaigns, related to vehicle safety issues which may occur on certain 2006‐2014 model year Bugatti vehicles.

We are writing to reassure and to inform you that our records show that your vehicle is to the latest specification and that these campaigns are not applicable to your vehicle.

 

If you have any questions or require any assistance please contact your Authorised Bugatti Partner or dedicated Flying Doctor.

 

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Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. would like you to know that we sincerely appreciate your continued support of our cars and I apologise for any inconvenience the recall announcement may have caused.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Chris Kelly

Aftersales Director

 


Chronology :

In Middle 2006 corrosion on B+ found on test vehicles during endurance tests.

End of 2006 Analysis conducted and concluded.

Jan 2007 production fix implemented

In August 2008 the replacement parts and documentation were ready. Nothing had been reported in the field but decision made that all cars should be brought to the latest specification in the field.

 


3 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
BUGATTI VEYRON 2006-2008

 


5 Associated Documents

Defect 573 Report

RCLRPT-16V199-6649.PDF 29.639KB

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Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-16V199-3894.pdf 80.537KB

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Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-16V199-4065.pdf 410.749KB

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Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RCONL-16V199-4654.pdf 97.801KB

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Recall Quarterly Report – 2016-Q2

RCLQRT-16V199-8525.PDF 214.489KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=16V199&docType=RCL

 


 

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