Rolls-Royce Cullinan Recalled In The U.S. Because Its Taillights Are Too Dim

BMW of North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall for 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan models in the U.S.

The report published by the NHTSA reveals that approximately 454 Cullinan models built between December 1, 2018 and July 18, 2019 may not fully confirm to FMVSS 108 (lamps, reflective devices and associated equipment) Section and Table IX. In layman’s terms, this means the taillights may not have been manufactured according to specifications due to variations in the supplier’s production process and are not bright enough.

The NHTSA says that the dull taillights could impair road users driving behind an effected Rolls-Royce Cullinan and increase the risk of a crash.

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Rolls-Royce discovered the issue in late July after testing. It then reviewed a supplier’s manufacturing process and later discovered that a few hundred Cullinan models may be affected. The British carmaker has not received any reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue.

The recall notice confirms that owners will be notified by first class mail and instructed to take their vehicle to an authorized dealership. Any repairs that need to be carried out on affected vehicles will be free of charge as they will be covered by the vehicle’s warranty.

It’s not entirely clear exactly how many vehicles are affected by the recall. One safety report from the NHTSA states that 422 units are potentially involved while also stating that approximately 454 Cullinan models may not fully conform to the aforementioned regulations. A separate report from the NHTSA says 403 units are potentially affected. We have reached out to Rolls-Royce for confirmation.

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  • Mr. EP9

    ….okay. I didn’t even know that was an issue.

  • benT

    Must say that I thought the taillights were a bit NOT THERE at the size and shape they are currently at.
    Huge car, tiny tail…..
    Just weird oversight in my view of it.

    • Matt

      The recall relates to the brightness of the lights, not their size.

      • Przemix

        more lights, more brightness

        • benT


          BTW MATT – I’ve blocked you so your dead to me.

      • benT

        Size matters.
        Ask my wife…….

        • DMJ

          The gardener owns a Cullinan??

  • charlotteharry57

    I’m not sure I understand how LEDs can be too dim. Every one I’ve ever seen is VERY bright.

  • Bash

    Come on!!

  • Salih Ahzem

    Nothing new to BMW group, EU-spec early model F30 3 Series taillights (until late ’12) also were too dim (had pinkish red hue). They soon fixed it.

  • Eric Sin-Chan

    Oh please…

  • Andrewthecarguy

    This thing is ugly.

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