WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 29, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
An inflator explosion may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V188000
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,870
|FERRARI||458 ITALIA||2010 – 2011|
|FERRARI||CALIFORNIA||2009 – 2011|
Summary: Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2009-2011 Ferrari California, and 2010-2011 Ferrari 458 Italia vehicles that have not had their passenger frontal air bag replaced. These passenger frontal air bag modules have air bag inflators that may explode in the event of a crash due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Remedy: Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag assembly with one that uses an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2018. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 60A. Note: This recall supersedes recall 16V-341.
Notes: 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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration