Sunroof detachment recall reaches Bentley Flying Spur

Sunroof detachment recall reaches Bentley Flying Spur

Bentley is preparing to fix a relatively small batch of Continental Flying Spur sedans from the 2007-2009 model years.

The company has identified a safety issue involving insufficient adhesion between the sunroof frame and the glass panel, potentially allowing the glass to unexpectedly separate while underway.

“If the glass detaches from the sunroof frame it could be come a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash,” the recall documents warn.

The company claims the sunroof supplier may have botched the manufacturing process, implementing a simplified cleaning method that consequently failed to properly prepare the glass surface for adhesive.

The luxury marque in June “became aware of potential issues based on information shared from other manufacturers.” Similar campaigns have been launched for the Audi A8 and S8, Mercedes-Benz C300 and Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, however it is unclear if any are directly related.

Bentley service technicians will apply additional adhesive between the sunroof glass and the frame.