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More than 23,000 Ferrari’s recalled for brake problem

Written by Rohit Tonapi

Ferrari North America is recalling 23,555 Ferrari vehicles due to a potential brake issue that could also lead to a total brake failure, thus resulting in an accident. The Italian brand is recalling a total of 19 models from its lineup. Some of these models date back to 2005. These recalled vehicles include series production models like the 430, F8 Tributo, 812 Superfast and more. Additionally, it also includes limited-run models like the LaFerrari, LaFerrari Aperta, F12 TDF and more. 

The recalled models in this recall do not include the Ferrari 458 Italia and 488 GTB. The two models are the predecessors of the Ferrari F8 Tributo. Ferrari is excluding them as the brand recalled about 10,000 units of them in October 2021 for the same issue.

Some of the affected models are – 430, 488 Pista, 812, California, F12 Berlinetta, F8 Tributo, F8 Spider, Roma, Portofino and more. Many of these models were sold in India as well. However, Ferrari India has confirmed that it has not received any official notification for any units that it sold in the country.

The Problem

According to the Italian brand, the brake fluid reservoir cap of the affected vehicles may not vent properly. This, in turn, will create a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir. As a result of this, there could be a brake fluid leak which may lead to a partial or total loss of brake function.

The Solution

Ferrari will start sending out notification letters to customers beginning on 24th September 2022. Alternatively, owners can also contact the Ferrari customer service number. As a remedy to the problem, Ferrari dealers will replace the brake fluid reservoir cap. In addition to this, they will also update the software to provide a new warning message for low brake fluid. Ferrari will also carry out all of this free of charge. 

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