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Bentley recalls two Continental models due to fire risk

Luxury carmaker Bentley is recalling its Continental GT First Edition W12 and W12 cars in Vietnam to fix a faulty water pump that poses a threat of fire.

Bentley recalls two Continental models due to fire risk

Due to a design defect, the water pump could create a vacuum within the electrical area of the pump and cause liquid from the coolant system to permeate the housing of the water pump and damage the electrical circuitry which could cause a fire, it said.

The recalled vehicles were manufactured in 2018 and imported from the U.K.

The recall is being handled by dealers of distributor CT Wearnes Vietnam, and it will take some 50 minutes to replace the faulty water pump.

A spokesperson for the British carmaker in Vietnam said if the engine management light lights up or smoke is detected, people should immediately stop the vehicle wherever it is safe to do so, turn off the ignition, evacuate the vehicle, and contact the nearest retailer immediately.

Bentley has an authorized dealer each in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

The Continental GT is a two-door sedan with a price-tag of at least VND18 billion (US$762,700) in Vietnam.

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