Ferrari Recalls Cars Over Fire Risk, Including Multi-Million Dollar LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari North America is recalling in excess of 2,000 vehicles across the United States due to a fire risk.

In a recall notice issued in February by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is revealed that there is a fuel vapor separator which could crack and allow fumes to leak out and increase the risk of a fire in certain Ferrari models. The Italian car manufacturer says the issue stems from a manufacturing defect of a part from an outside supplier.

Vehicles affected include 488 GTB and 488 Spiders from the 2018-2019 model years, the 2018-2019 812 Superfast, 2018-2019 GTC4Lusso, 2018-2019 GTC4Lusso T, and the extremely-expensive and limited-edition LaFerrari Aperta hypercar.

Ferrari first received reports of the leak in customer cars from a number of dealerships. It has since fixed the issue on the production line but will need to repair 2,150 cars in the U.S.

The onboard systems of all affected models will switch on the check engine light when a leak is detected and a message will be displayed on the instrument cluster for owners to take their car to a dealership. Ferrari will fix the issue without charge by replacing the fuel vapor separator. The recall is expected to begin on April 14, 2019.

This isn’t the only current recall affecting Ferrari models. A total of 582 units of the 2017-2019 GTC4Lusso and 2018-2019 GTC4Lusso T are being called back by the automaker due to defective doors. An NHTSA letter states that owners of impacted models could be unable to open their doors using the external door handle.

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  • Bash

    Well. I’m glad and thankful that my 2017 812 Superfast die cast model is not included in the recall.

    • Levente Levi

      your matchbox superfast? those are not known for catching on fire

      • Bash


    • Infinite1

      What about my 488 GTB living in my XBox?

      • Bash

        LOL, I mean think about, imagine they have reached an unmatched level of realism accuracy and details, that not only mimic the real world and real cars, but also include a risk that a car can go on flames.

    • alexxx

      Oh come on… Being a rich man as you are, why would you care 😀😀😀


  • Ken Lyns

    Probably a shared or derivative component from the FCA parts bin…

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