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2006 Lotus Elise Convertible

  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Driver Airbag
  • Front Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2006 Lotus Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2006 Lotus Elise Convertible
2006 LOTUS ELISE:

Bulletin Number: 200607
UPDATED ECU PROGRAMMES AND SERVICE SCHEDULES. *AK

Bulletin Number: 200613
ADDITION OF WASHER TO SUPER SPORT NON-ADJUSTABLE TYPE CHASSIS REAR BRACE TUBE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 200620
MOMENTARY ENGINE POWER INTERRUPTION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2013-17
Brake hose/pipe inspection. The routing of all brake hoses and pipes is set during production to ensure that they cannot come into contact with any other ancillary components regardless of the vehicles suspension travel range or steering mo

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-02
Retrofitment of the latest level windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the windscreen washer bottle/pump assembly fitted to all Toyota power train Elise and 4-cylinder Exige from st

Bulletin Number: 2014-05
To reinforce the importance of checking and clearing stored fault codes at time of PDI (Pre-Delivery Inspection). The increased frequency of battery disconnection/reconnection that vehicles are subjected to during transportation from the f

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2014-08
Clarification of air conditioning compressor ?Running-In? Procedure. Insufficient lubrication will result in compressor failure due to seizure, reducing air conditioning performance and also generate diagnostic trouble codes.

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2015-08
Retrofitment of the latest level CDL (Central Door Locking) actuator to earlier models if required. Due to parts obsolescence the CDL actuator assembly, part number B116M6039F is no longer available. This actuator was fitted into each door

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: 2016-06
Recommendation of revision to manual brake bleeding procedure on any Elise models fitted with a brake servo unit. Whilst performing a brake fluid bleeding procedure, it is possible that the brake pedal may not fully return to its released/

Bulletin Number: SB-2013-17
LOTUS: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE INSPECTION OF ALL BRAKE PIPE/HOSE, ON SOME VEHICLES, BASED ON SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE AND THE POSITIONING OF PIPE/HOSE. MODELS ELISE, EXIGE, EVORA, EUROPA. NO YEARS LISTED. *PE

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

Bulletin Number: sb_2019_06_Elise
Compatibility of Yokohama AD07 and V105 tire product ranges for the Elise model range.

 
Recalls for 2006 Lotus Elise Convertible
2006 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V510000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 11/30/2006
Potential Units Affected: 5041
Defect Description:
LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2006. THE OIL COOLER LINE MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM ITS FITTING.
Consequence:
A DETACHED OIL LINE COULD SPRAY OIL ON A TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, OR IT COULD SPRAY OIL THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Action to take:
LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6887.
2006 LOTUS ELISE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V510000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:HOSE
Manufacturer: LOTUS CARS LTD
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2004 - 11/30/2006
Potential Units Affected: 5041
Defect Description:
LOTUS IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2007 ELISE AND EXIGE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 1, 2004, THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2006. THE OIL COOLER LINE MAY BECOME DETACHED FROM ITS FITTING.
Consequence:
A DETACHED OIL LINE COULD SPRAY OIL ON A TIRE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH, OR IT COULD SPRAY OIL THROUGHOUT THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT INCREASING THE RISK OF A FIRE.
Action to take:
LOTUS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 19, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT LOTUS AT 1-800-245-6887.
 


2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible

  • Driver Airbag
  • Front Side Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbags
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Rollover Sensor
  • Automatic Safety Rollbar
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front and Rear Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
  • Trunk Anti-Trap Device
 
Crash Test Results for the 2007 Bentley Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2007 Bentley Arnage RL Not
Tested
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Tested
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Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2007 Bentley Arnage T/R Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2007 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2007 Bentley Continental GT Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
2007 Bentley Continental GTC Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible
2007 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC:

Bulletin Number: 08-063
BENTLEY: 08MY CONTINENTAL SERIES; INCORRECT TIRE SIZE DISPLAYED. TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING (TPM) INFORMATION DISPLAY WAS ENHANCED AT 08MY. *PE

Bulletin Number: 08-082
BENTLEY: CONTINENTAL GTC - HOOD POTENTIOMETER. CONTINENTAL GTC - HOOD POTENTIOMETER BECOMES DETACHED - SECONDARY RETENTION - SC08/04. *PE

Bulletin Number: 08-082
BENTLEY: CONTINENTAL GTC - HOOD POTENTIOMETER. CONTINENTAL GTC - HOOD POTENTIOMETER BECOMES DETACHED - SECONDARY RETENTION - SC08/04. *PE

Bulletin Number: 08-084
BENTLEY: WORKSHOP ACTION - CONTINENTAL SERIES - FUEL FILLER HOUSING - WATER DRAIN BLOCKED - WA08/05. ALL CONTINENTAL SERIES RANGE UP TO MODEL YEAR 2008. *PE

Bulletin Number: 08-084
BENTLEY: WORKSHOP ACTION - CONTINENTAL SERIES - FUEL FILLER HOUSING - WATER DRAIN BLOCKED - WA08/05. ALL CONTINENTAL SERIES RANGE UP TO MODEL YEAR 2008. *PE

Bulletin Number: 2033864-5
Accessory valve caps - Difficult to remove

Bulletin Number: 2033864-5
Accessory valve caps - Difficult to remove

Bulletin Number: 20434061
HOOD REAR BOW CLASH TO TONNEAU COVER PREVENTION (SC16/21)

Bulletin Number: 20434062
Hood rear bow clash to tonneau cover - prevention (SC16/21) *Revised: VIN Updates

Bulletin Number: 20434062
Hood rear bow clash to tonneau cover - prevention (SC16/21) *Revised: VIN Updates

Bulletin Number: 2043974/2
REPLACING FRONT WISHBONE LINKS *REVISED*

Bulletin Number: 2043974/2
REPLACING FRONT WISHBONE LINKS *REVISED*

Bulletin Number: 2043974/2
REPLACING FRONT WISHBONE LINKS *REVISED*

Bulletin Number: 2051187.1
Poor Engine Running Complaints (Misfires) Petrol Engines Only

Bulletin Number: 2051187.3
Poor Engine Running Complaints (Misfires) Petrol Engines Only

Bulletin Number: 2051562.4
12 Volt - Battery condition checks

Bulletin Number: 2052785.3
Brake noise identification

Bulletin Number: BB-08-143
BENTLEY: CONTINENTAL SERIES, WHEEL BEARING RETAINING SCREW. THE CONTINENTAL GT WAS LAUNCHED WITH A FRONT SUSPENSION UPRIGHT MADE FROM STEEL,A DESIGN WHICH RECENTLY CHANGED TO ALUMINIUM. MODEL YEARS UNKNOWN. *PE

Bulletin Number: BB-08-147
BENTLEY: CONTINENTAL SERIES-WHEEL BEARING RETAINING SCREW. SOME DEALERS HAVE STOCKS OF THE ORIGINAL FASTENING SCREW. LOOK AT BULLETIN #08-143. RETURN THEM USING THE SPR PROCESS. *PE

Bulletin Number: BB-09-128
BENTLEY SERVICE CAMPAIGN: SEE DOCUMENT SEARCH BUTTON FOR OWNER LETTER. CONTINENTAL SERIES (INCLUDING GT DIAMOND SERIES): EMISSIONS SERVICE ACTION, IGNITION COILS. THE VEHICLES AFFECTED MAY HAVE IGNITION COILS THAT COULD MALFUNCTION UNDER

Bulletin Number: SB-2028318-2
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2028318-3
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-2
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-2
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2030217-2
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2031919-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2032874-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2032874-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033717-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033717-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033717-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033742-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033745-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033745-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033745-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033745-2A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-1A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-2A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-2A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-2A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-2033864-2A
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-20362667-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-R7902030329-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: SB-R7902030329-1
SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.

Bulletin Number: TB-09-01-00-12
BENTLEY: ON UK AND US REGION CARS ONLY, THE GUIDED SERVICE FUNCTION REPLACE-C00202 DRIVER INSTRUMENT PANEL [J285] INCORRECTLY ASKS FOR THE TOTAL DISTANCE TRAVELED AND DISTANCE TRAVELED SINCE LAST SERVICE TO BE ENTERED IN KILOMETERS. THIS

Bulletin Number: TB-10-01-01-02
BENTLEY: A CONDITION HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED THAT CAN COMPROMISE THE SURFACE FINISH OF THE PIPE SUPPLYING LUBRICANT TO THE TURBOCHARGERS. IF LEFT UNDETECTED THE PIPE MAY CORRODE AND, IN EXTREME CASES, RESULT IN FLUID LOSS. NO MODEL YEARS LIS

Bulletin Number: TB-10-01-01-02
BENTLEY: A CONDITION HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED THAT CAN COMPROMISE THE SURFACE FINISH OF THE PIPE SUPPLYING LUBRICANT TO THE TURBOCHARGERS. IF LEFT UNDETECTED THE PIPE MAY CORRODE AND, IN EXTREME CASES, RESULT IN FLUID LOSS. NO MODEL YEARS LIS

Bulletin Number: TSB-09-069
BENTLEY: AN EXCESS OF TEFLON GREASE APPLIED TO THE COPPER BASED ELECTRODES INSIDE THE HOOD POTENTIOMETER ASSEMBLY CAN ACCUMULATE TO THE EXTENT OF CREATING AN INSULATION FILM. THIS WILL PREVENT OPERATION OF THE HOOD AND STORE A FAULT CODE O

Bulletin Number: TSB-09-069
BENTLEY: AN EXCESS OF TEFLON GREASE APPLIED TO THE COPPER BASED ELECTRODES INSIDE THE HOOD POTENTIOMETER ASSEMBLY CAN ACCUMULATE TO THE EXTENT OF CREATING AN INSULATION FILM. THIS WILL PREVENT OPERATION OF THE HOOD AND STORE A FAULT CODE O

 
Recalls for 2007 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible
2007 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC
NHTSA Campaign ID: 08V217000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: BENTLEY MOTORS LTD
Manufacture Dates: 03/14/2004 - 03/18/2008
Potential Units Affected: 13420
Defect Description:
BENTLEY IS RECALLING 13,420 MY 2004-2008 CONTINENTAL GT, CONTINENTAL GT SPEED, CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR, AND CONTINENTAL GTC VEHICLES. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR ROAD SALT TO CORRODE THE OUTER SURFACE OF THE FUEL FILTER. THIS COULD LEAD TO THE FILTER HOUSING BECOMING POROUS WITH A CORRESPONDING FUEL LEAK.
Consequence:
A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILTER AND REPOSITION THE RETAINING CLIP ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 18, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BENTLEY AT 1-800-777-6923.
2007 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V484000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:ROTOR
Manufacturer: Bentley Motors, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/2006 - 06/30/2010
Potential Units Affected: 469
Defect Description:
Bentley Motors, Inc. (Bentley) is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2011 Continental GT, GTC, and Flying Spur vehicles, manufactured from July 2006 through June 2010 and equipped with carbon ceramic brake discs. In the affected vehicles, the stainless steel screws that secure the brake rotors may fail after being exposed to salty conditions.
Consequence:
Failure of the securing screws may result in a reduction of braking ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Bentley will notify owners, and dealers will replace the screws, free of charge. The safety recall began on October 22, 2013. Owners may contact Bentley at 1-800-777-6923. Bentley's number for this campaign is RE13/14.
 






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