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Bentley to recall cars over fears 'Flying B' could impale pedestrians

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/09/2010

Heidi Blake

"The winged statue is designed to retract in the event of a collision, but fears have been raised that the mechanism may fail if the ornament gets rusty.

""There is a potential for the 'B' hood ornament's retracting mechanism to become corroded. This may lead to the 'B' hood ornament not retracting as intended when a vehicle is involved in a crash," a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said.

""If the hood ornament does not retract, it could increase the risk of injury to a pedestrian in the event of a crash between the vehicle and the pedestrian," the agency added."

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"Bentley to recall cars over fears 'Flying B' could impale pedestrians", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 21/10/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/bentley-to-recall-cars-over-fears-flying-b-could-impale-pedestrians