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Swedish Automaker Koenigsegg Sets Recall Record

Supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it plans to recall just one single vehicle due to a tire problem.
Supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it plans to recall just one single vehicle due to a tire problem. Koenigsegg AB

It’s been a record year for automotive safety problems, manufacturers so far recalling more than 40 million vehicles in the U.S. alone, often in seven-figure increments. But the little Swedish automaker Koenigsegg has set something of its own record. The supercar manufacturer has advised the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration it plans to recall just one single vehicle due to a tire problem.

The good news is that Koenigsegg doesn’t expect to have too much trouble finding the affected owners – make that owner -- of the affected Agera, which can cost $1.3 million. The company says they’ve already notified him. The problem involves the tire pressure monitoring system on the Agera which, the maker says, may not properly illuminate. That would make it difficult to know if one of the vehicle’s tires was low. The 2013 Agera is one of the world’s most powerful vehicles – and among the rarest, annual production being measured in handfuls.

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