Ferrari has issued two recalls for a handful of models in Australia due to concerns regarding a fuel leak and an airbag-related defects.
Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission says the first of the recalls relates to a power supply failure within the TRW-made airbag ECU that could cause the vehicles’ airbags and/or seatbelt pretensions to activate or deactivate and for the corresponding warning light on the instrument panel to turn on. If the airbags and seatbelts fail to operate properly, passengers are at an increased risk of suffering injuries in the event of the crash.
This recall affects a total of 65 vehicles across the country and include the 2016 458 Speciale, 2016 458 Speciale Spider, 2016-2018 488 GTB, 2016-2018 California T, 2017-2018 488 Spider and 2016-2017 F12 Berlinetta models.
The second campaign impacts a total of 235 vehicles. Models affected are the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, GTC4Lusso, GTC4Lusso T and 812 Superfast sold from 1 November, 2017 through 31 October, 2018. According to Ferrari, these vehicles could have a manufacturing defect that causes an abnormality in the fuel vapor separator between the emissions canister and the fuel tank. Thus, there is a chance that fuel vapor can leak out, increasing the risk of a fire.
Ferrari Australasia will arrange a replacement for the TRW airbag ECU to be installed to resolve the first issue, and replace the fuel vapor separator in models affected by the second recall.