Bentley recalls 820 cars worldwide

Luxury car maker Bentley has been forced to recall as many as 820 models around the world, due to a fault with the iconic "Flying B" bonnet ornament.

The firm - owned by Volkswagen Group - said the recall involves the Arnage, Brooklands and Azure models manufactured between October 2006 and March 2009.

Around 200 cars in Europe are affected by the problem, along with some 620 models in the US and Canada, according to the firm's European head office in Berlin.

The Crewe-based manufacturer fears the winged statue, which is designed to retract if the car crashes, may not be able to function properly when rusty.

Until now, there have been no reports of injury due to the problem, and Bentley is offering to replace the spring mechanism under the ornament for free.

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