The Bugatti Chiron is one of the few production cars capable of exceeding 400 km/h. At this speed, the tires are even more important than on Mr. Everybody’s car. Since its integration into the Volkswagen group, the brand has worked in close collaboration with another pearl of the tricolor industry, Michelin, which provides it with tires specially developed for these models.
In the case of the Chiron Pur Sport which is affected by this recall, it is Pilot Cup 2R, in 355/25 R21 for the rear axle. And it’s the latter that are the problem. Indeed, these can crack on their side wall. To remedy this, Bugatti therefore asks its happy customers to present their car to a workshop of the firm in order to replace the rear tires, at the most after 3,000 km or 18 months. The manufacturer also indicates that the replacement of the latter will be done systematically, and free of charge, at the first deadline reached as long as Michelin has not developed a reference no longer presenting this defect. Knowing that a pair of tires from a Chiron is worth around €40,000, the bill can quickly reach heights.
This recall, reference BUGCR025, affects vehicles produced between October 18 and November 30, 2021. If you think your (lucky!) Chiron may be affected by this fault, contact your dealer or visit bugatti.com/ from /ownership/recalls.