Bugatti has issued a recall for all Chirons with a build date of November 16, 2017, which is to say one Chiron. The company told regulators that one screw was loose on the affected car. The recall procedure for the seven-figure hypercar is to tighten the screw.
The official recall, posted on March 28, is titled "Frame Support Not Tightened Properly" and covers a screw that secures the front frame support. Since this could pose a safety issue if it were to dislodge at speed, the problem necessitates a recall. This is the fourth recall covering the 2018 model year Chiron, but the first one to affect only one car.
It's a bit surprising to know that the company could even determine that a single screw was improperly tightened. Yet the record-keeping for much less exclusive cars is incredibly meticulous. Acura, for instance, stores a ledger of every single bolt on the NSX and exactly how much it was torqued. If defects or failures are discovered later on, the company can trace the quality problem to one component and quickly determine which other cars may face similar issues down the line. Expect these hyper-targeted recalls to become even more common.
And, if you own the one Chiron built on November 16, 2017, expect a letter in the mail. Bugatti dropped it in the mail on April 4, 2022.