16‐04‐013BUG – Tank Control Unit – 2006-2011 Bugatti Veyron

April 8, 2016 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 16V200000

Fuel Gauge may Read Higher than Actual

The inaccurate gauge may cause a driver to unexpectedly run out of fuel and the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V200

Manufacturer Bugatti


Potential Number of Units Affected 72



Bugatti is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Veyron vehicles manufactured March 10, 2006, to January 17, 2010 and 2010-2011 Veyron Grand Sport vehicles manufactured September 29, 2009, to June 30, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tank gauge may indicate that there is more fuel in the tank than there actually is.



Bugatti will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank control unit and upgrade the software, free of charge. The recall began on May 23, 2016. Owners may contact Bugatti at 1-805-557-1050.



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
Tank Control Unit



Bugatti Veyron Bugatti Grand Sport


VIN range : 

Contact your Bugatti regional service manager


Market Region: 




Fuel tank control unit requires replacement with later version.



Fuel tank indicator can show a higher fuel level than the actual level of fuel in the tank.

A new control unit with revised software has been introduced to supply the correct signals from the level sensors.



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.



  1. Remove centre console armrest (1)

centre console armrest


  1. Remove the passenger side rear wall trim
    • Loosen the lower passenger rear wall trim ‐1‐ using a dismounting wedge (e.g. ‐3409‐), in direction of travel ‐arrows‐.
    • Pull the lower rear wall trim‐2‐ in direction of travel –arrows to loosen the trim elements.
    • Remove the trim ‐1‐ and ‐2‐ upwards in direction of arrow A‐.

passenger side rear wall trim

dismounting wedge


  1. Remove rear wall compartments (1)
  • Open the flap for the tray with the button on the rear wall.
  • Unclip the floor compartments ‐2‐ from the tray with a dismounting wedge
  • Pull the rear wall compartments ‐1‐ out of the tray.

rear wall compartments


  1. Centre rear wall trim loosing
  • Use a dismounting wedge (e.g. ‐3409‐) to lever out the retaining clips ‐2‐.
  • Open the cover ‐4‐ of the tray ‐5‐.
  • Unscrew the fastening bolts ‐7‐ and fastening nuts ‐6‐ in the tray ‐5‐.
  • Unscrew the fastening bolts ‐3‐ in the centre wall trim
  • Unscrew the fastening bolts ‐1‐ in the monocoque

Centre rear wall trim loosing


  1. Gently pull the passenger side of centre rear wall to access the Tank control unit and unplug it.

Tank Control UnitPassenger side view of the monocoque without interior trim


  1. Unscrew the 2 nuts with 10mm socket

Tank Control UnitPassenger side view of the Tank Control Unit (while pulling centre rear wall)


  1. Remove the Tank Control Unit
  1. Install the new Tank control Unit 5B0906020 B (Software version V 3.03) and screw the 2 nuts carefully (approx. 1Nm)
  2. Connect the new Tank Control Unit
  3. Install the centre rear wall trim

Installation is in reverse order of removal.

  • Tighten fastening Bolts ‐7‐ to 4,5Nm tightening torque
  • Tighten mounting nuts ‐6‐ to 3 Nm tightening torque
  • Tighten fastening Bolts ‐1‐ to 1 Nm tightening torque
  • Tighten the retaining clips and check for firm seat (All clips must be replaced)
  • Tighten fastening Bolts ‐3‐ to 1 Nm tightening torque

centre rear wall trim


  1. Install the rear wall compartment, passenger side rear wall trim and the centre console armrest


  1. End of procedure


Warranty information: 

Operation Defect Code Repair Code Time
Tank control unit replacement BUGVR5/1 1 hr


Chronology :

At the end of 2009 a car ran out of fuel during the final test drive in production – indicated 30 ltrs.

In January 2010 analysis has been conducted and concluded.

In February 2010 the repair solution has been published internally.

This has also been experienced in the field


7 Affected Products




15 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-16V200-5710.pdf 69.506KB



Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-16V200-6935.pdf 767.612KB



Part 577 Owner Notification Envelope

RONE-16V200-5655.pdf 62.392KB



Defect 573 Report

RCLRPT-16V200-6022.PDF 30.42KB



Recall 573 Report – Amendment 2

RCLRPT-16V200-2264.PDF 30.471KB



Recall Quarterly Report #1, 2016-2

RCLQRT-16V200-4813.PDF 214.494KB



Recall Quarterly Report #2, 2016-3

RCLQRT-16V200-1642.PDF 214.59KB



Recall Quarterly Report #5, 2017-2

RCLQRT-16V200-5003.PDF 214.885KB



Recall Quarterly Report #3, 2016-4

RCLQRT-16V200-1816.PDF 214.685KB



Recall Quarterly Report #7, 2017-4

RCLQRT-16V200-4298.PDF 215.043KB



Recall Quarterly Report #6, 2017-3

RCLQRT-16V200-3183.PDF 214.964KB



Recall Quarterly Report #8, 2018-1

RCLQRT-16V200-7058.PDF 215.115KB



Recall Quarterly Report #11, 2018-4

RCLQRT-16V200-9886.PDF 211.981KB



Recall Quarterly Report #9, 2018-2

RCLQRT-16V200-6592.PDF 215.192KB



Recall Quarterly Report #10, 2018-3

RCLQRT-16V200-6944.PDF 215.273KB



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