WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 27, 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: 18V381000
Manufacturer: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Components: AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,507
Summary: Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2012 Ferrari California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, and FF vehicles that have not already 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. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 61. Note: This recall supersedes recall 17V-018.
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