2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Recalled For Potential Fire Hazard

November 3, 2011

Here's a sentence we won't get to type very often: Rolls-Royce has issued a recall for the 2010 Ghost. The problem lies in a faulty circuit board, which can cause damage to the vehicle's electric auxiliary water pump and, in certain cases, start an engine fire. 

If that description sounds a little familiar, it should. On Monday, Rolls-Royce's parent company, BMW, issued a recall for 5-Series, 7-Series, X5, and X6 models for exactly the same problem. The scope of this recall is a little smaller, though: whereas 32,084 vehicles are involved in BMW's recall, Rolls-Royce's recall affects only 589.

To recap: the flaw on the 2010 Ghost lies in the circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the circuit board can overheat, potentially causing damage to the fuel pump and engine compartment or, in worst-case scenarios, a fire. The problem affects Ghosts with turbocharged engines that were manufactured between September 2009 and September 2010.

If you own one of the vehicles affected by this recall, you should receive a notice from Rolls-Royce later this month. At that time, you'll be able to visit your local Rolls-Royce dealer, who will replace the water pump (not the circuit board) free of charge.

Should you have questions in the meantime, you can call Rolls-Royce Customer Service at 877-877-3735, or ring the NHTSA at 888-327-4236 and reference recall campaign #11V522000.

For additional details, have a look at this article on MotorAuthority.com

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