More than 100 Australian cars are included in a global recall due to a faulty fuel system component.
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British luxury car maker Bentley has issued a global recall for its Bentayga SUV for a potential fire hazard due to a leak in the vehicles’ fuel system, with 102 Australian examples included.

UPDATE 6/7/2020: CarAdvice originally reported on this issue on 13 June 2020 as part of a global recall affecting more than 6000 cars. At the time, Bentley had not lodged a recall notice with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the number of Australian vehicles affected could not be confirmed. The brand has since lodged with the ACCC and this story has been updated accordingly.

A recall notice lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) by Bentley says that a 'quick connector' used on the fuel supply line may leak at high engine bay temperatures.

If there is a source of ignition present with the leak, it may increase risk of an engine bay fire resulting in injury to vehicle occupants, other road users or property.

Bentayga models built between 6 March 2018 and 18 December 2019 are affected. Bentley estimated (in the original US recall) that only 0.02 per cent of cars included in the recall are affected by the defect.

Bentley has confirmed there are no known instances of failure on Australian-delivered cars.

Bentley is contacting owners of affected vehicles for inspection and repair of the faulty unit. Replacement parts are expected to be available from the end of July 2020 onwards.

The brand says if owners smell fuel coming from the vehicle, to park it safely and contact their nearest dealership.

A full list of vehicle identification numbers of the 102 cars involved in the recall can be found here.