In January 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of 589 Rolls-Royce Motors, Ghost vehicles due to a defect in the engine cooling system. This defect could lead to a smoldering of the water pump or even an engine compartment or vehicle fire. Recently, the NHTSA announced an expansion of this recall to include an additional 69 Rolls-Royce Ghost vehicles that are also potentially affected by the defect in the engine cooling system.
The circuit board for the electric auxiliary water pump may overheat and cause the pump to smolder or even lead to a vehicle fire.
The original recall included model year 2010 Ghost vehicles, which were manufactured from September 2009 through September 2010. The expansion of the recall adds model year 2011 Ghost vehicles. Both recall announcements involve only Ghost vehicles with turbo charged engines. The most recent recall began in April 2012. For additional information, owners may call Rolls-Royce Customer Relations and Services at (877) 877-3735, or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236. Rolls-Royce will notify owners of the affected vehicles, and dealers will replace the malfunctioning auxiliary water pump at no-cost.
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