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Rolls Royce Recalls Phantom Because Fuel Filler May be Missing a Safety Component

The Rolls-Royce Phantom may cost upwards of $400,000, but it's not immune from recalls, which in this case, is somewhat embarrassing for the British carmaker as it discovered that one of its suppliers forgot to add a safety component.

2013 Rolls Royce Phantom

2013 Rolls Royce Phantom

In particular, Rolls-Royce told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that certain 2013MY Phantom vehicles manufactured from November 2, 2012, through January 18, 2013, might not have anti-misfueling devices mounted on their fuel-filler necks. According to the company, the devices prevent misfueling and discharge static electricity.

"Without the anti-misfueling device, there is an increased risk of fire from static electricity," Rolls-Royce told the NHTSA, adding that it has not received any report nor is it aware of any accidents or injuries related to this issue.

The recall affects 27 cars sold in the United States. Rolls Royce said its dealers inspect the gas tank and replace any affected fuel filler necks, free of charge.