Bentley Arnage Recalls & Service Campaigns

Whether you are shopping for a Bentley Arnage or uncertain about your own vehicle’s history, it is important to know whether the appropriate recall and service campaigns have been performed. Below are the details of several campaigns that I have researched. Please note that this list may not be exhaustive, so visit an authorized Bentley service shop or Bentley specialist to verify your car has been properly serviced.

DISCLAIMER: As always, remember that I am just a guy on the internet. If you have any questions about the safety of your vehicle, please contact a reliable professional. I am a Bentley enthusiast; I am not a reliable professional.

To check if any applicable campaigns affect your Bentley Arnage,
use this VIN Checker.

Recall description labels are located under the hood on the passenger side (US) near the windshield.
Recall description labels will be afixed beneath the VIN, aligned to the left or right.
Some vehicles may have 2 description labels if multiple recall services have been preformed.

Recall Campaign: RE 02/02
Vehicle: 2002 Bentley Arnage T (US)
Upgrade Engine Control Module

This issue affected a small number of 2002 Arnage T models that were equipped with Bosch engine control and the GM4L80 transmission. Certain scan tools were unable to read engine and transmission data. If your Arnage has been serviced for this recall, there will be a label affixed below the VIN and aligned to the left.

The label contains the text: RE 02/02 COMPLETE or similar.


Recall Campaign: RE 03/03
Vehicle: Bentley Arnage (multiple variants)
Inspect Brake & Fuel Pipes

The clearance of the brake pipe, fuel pipe, and brake modulator cannot exceed a specific range. If your Arnage has been serviced for this recall, there will be a label affixed below the VIN and aligned to the left.

The label contains the text: RE 03/03 COMPLETE or similar.


Recall Campaign: RE 04/02
Vehicle: Bentley Arnage (multiple variants)
Install Fuel Pipe Safety Clips

As an additional safety measure, safety clips were fitted on the fuel quick-connectors located under the hood. In the event that the quick-connectors were not properly fastened, fuel could leak in the engine compartment- creating a fire risk. If your Arnage has been serviced for this recall, there will be a label affixed below the VIN and aligned to the right.

The label contains the text: RE 04/02 COMPLETE or similar.


Service Campaign: SC 05/07
Primary & Secondary Coolant Expansion Tank Caps

The pressure caps on the primary and secondary coolant tanks look very similar. However, each cap has a small figure stamped on its top surface. The cap for the primary tank contains “3.5” and the secondary tank contains “1.6”. It is important to have the caps on the correct tank.

If this service has been performed, a blue sticker will be placed on the cap of the primary expansion tank. This not only serves as an indication that the service campaign has been addressed, but it is also a useful visual indicator that the caps are not mixed up.

The blue sticker can be seen on the top of the cap.

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