Per the NHTSA release: “The affected vehicle has thorax air bags fitted to both front seats that may fail to meet the side impact performance requirements for the front seat occupants. As such, this vehicle may fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 214, ‘Side Impact Protection’.”
A Rolls-Royce dealer will bring in the Ghost for and replace both the driver’s side and passenger side thorax airbags, with no charge to the consumer. According to the Financial Times, that particular car had left the factory in January of 2014, but the owner has not yet taken delivery.
With a starting price of £231,730 ($483,000) and a renowned service system, we’re sure the dealer will make that fix before the presumably well-heeled owner gets behind the wheel for the first time.