Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Safety Recall Australia has issued not one but two recalls in recent days affecting two of the finest from a prestige family of cars this time targeting Rolls-Royce Ghost and Rolls-Royce Phantom Series I amidst recently surfaced revelation about brake safety issues with the Phantom Series I model and turbo related issues with the Ghost model that if left undetected may lead to smouldering and in some cases fire.
“The turbo cooling pump housing may crack, causing engine coolant to penetrate the electronics of the pump. This could lead to an internal short circuit and subsequent failure of the pump, which may result in smouldering.” Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Recall website.
Recall notice for the Turbo cooling pump related problem has been issued for the Rolls-Royce Ghost and Rolls-Royce Ghost Extended Wheelbase with the following ID feature UHxxxxx RR4, 42248 sold between 1st September 2009 and 30th June 2011.
Rolls-Royce Phantom Sedan, Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended Wheel Base, Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe with the following ID feature UHxxxxx, RR01, RR2, RR3, 100533/1 sold between 1st of January 2003 and 30th of November 2009 are being recalled to address the brake safety issues caused by possible contamination of Brake Booster with engine oil “which may result in reduction of power braking assistance”.
“Engine oil from the brake vacuum pump may enter the brake vacuum line. In some cases, it is possible that after a period of time oil may enter the brake booster.” Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Product Recall website.
Vehicle owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail advising to have their vehicles booked for inspection at the authorised Rolls-Royce service centre.
Article added by Lenka Bezekova