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June 30, 2001

Rolls Royce Recalls Corniche, Bentley Azure and Bentley Continental T, R and SC Models

Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting certain 2000-2001 Rolls Royce Corniche, Bentley Azure and Bentley Continental T, R and SC models.   The affected vehicles were manufactured between August 1999 and March 2001.

Fuel vapors stored in the vehicle's evaporative emission control system could leak into a body cavity behind the rocker panel on the driver's side. If vapor is emitted and the vapor collects in the cavity, the resulting air/vapor mixture could be ignited if the central window operating mechanism is activated.

408 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Dealers will install a plated mild steel extension pipe to the leak detection filter of the vehicle which will ensure that any vapor emanating from the evaporative emission control system is vented to the outside the vehicle.

The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began March 27, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Rolls Royce at 1-800-777-6923.

[NHTSA Recall No. 01V096/Rolls Royce Recall No. RE 01/02]

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when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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