Ferrari has just issued a recall affecting 814 of its vehicles in the United States in relation to a possible problem with the driver’s side airbag module.
The issue effects a portion of all 2015 models meaning the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, FF, F12 Berlinetta, California T and of course the LaFerrari hybrid hypercar. The cars impacted were produced from December 19 2014 to April 29 this year.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “The affected vehicles may be equipped with a driver side air bag module that was improperly assembled. This can cause the air bag to deploy in a rotated orientation.”
If the airbag were to deploy in a rotated orientation in the event of a crash, it would increase the risk of injury.
To remedy the problem, dealers will replace the potentially faulty air bad model free of charge. The recall is expected to commence on July 30.
RECALL Subject : Improperly Assembled Drivers Air Bag
Report Receipt Date: JUL 07, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V433000
Component(s): AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 814
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
FERRARI 458 2015
FERRARI CALIFORNIA T 2015
FERRARI F12 BERLINETTA 2015
FERRARI FF 2015
FERRARI LAFERRARI 2015
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Ferrari North America, Inc. (FNA) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, California T, FF, F12 Berlinetta, and LaFerrari vehicles manufactured December 19, 2014, to April 29, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with a driver side air bag module that was improperly assembled. This can cause the air bag to deploy in a rotated orientation.
In the event of a crash, the deployment of the driver’s air bag in a rotated orientation increases the risk of injury.
FNA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front Driver’s Side Air Bag Module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 30, 2015. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 57.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.