The Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari is recalling 23,555 vehicles with model years spanning from 2005 all the way up to 2022. The whole model line of Ferraris is included in the recall; this includes limited-production, multimillion-dollar cars like the F60 America and the LaFerrari. This page has the complete list in its entirety for your perusal. The group of cars in question includes a large fraction of Ferraris that were produced after 2005 and are included in the pool of concerning automobiles.
Ferrari Is Recalling 23,000 Vehicles Due to Brake Failure
A similar recall that detailed the possibility of brake failure was issued in October 2021, and it affected specific Ferrari 458s and Ferrari 488s manufactured between 2010 and 2015 and between 2016 and 2019, for a combined total of almost 10,000 vehicles. The recall affected certain Ferrari 458s and Ferrari 488s manufactured between 2010 and 2015 and between 2016 and 2019, respectively. On the other hand, this particular recall does not apply to certain models in particular.
According to the documentation that was sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected vehicles all have an issue with the cap that covers the brake fluid reservoir. In these documents, it is stated that the cap does not vent properly, which results in a vacuum being created in the reservoir and increases the likelihood of braking fluid escaping. If a substantial amount of fluid leaks out of the vehicle, the car may lose some or all of its braking power, which poses a significant risk to the individual operating the vehicle.
The solution that is described in the instructions requires the installation of software that will provide an alternative warning if the brake fluid levels continue to approach dangerous levels and the replacement of the reservoir cap with a modified version that should vent correctly. Both of these steps need to be completed. It is important to carry out both of these processes. On September 24th, notices will be sent out to all of the dealers as well as the owners.
The following models are included on the complete list of those impacted, listed in reverse chronological order:
- 2005–09 Ferrari 430
- 2005–11 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
- 2009–17 Ferrari California
- 2010–11 Ferrari 612
- 2012–16 Ferrari FF
- 2013–17 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
- 2013–15 Ferrari LaFerrari
- 2015–17 Ferrari California T
- 2016 Ferrari F60 America
- 2017 Ferrari F12 TDF
- 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
- 2017–20 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
- 2018–20 Ferrari GTC4 T
- 2018–22 Ferrari Portofino
- 2018–22 Ferrari 812
- 2019–20 Ferrari 488 Pista
- 2020–22 Ferrari F8 Spider
- 2020–22 Ferrari F8 Tributo
- 2021–22 Ferrari Roma
In the meantime, owners should pay attention to any warnings regarding the brakes or the braking fluid, and in the event that they receive a warning, they should pull over and wait for Ferrari Roadside Assistance to tow the vehicle to the nearest dealer. In the event that they do receive a warning, owners should pay attention to any warnings regarding the brakes or the braking fluid. Owners can, as always, check the NHTSA recalls website to see if their particular vehicle is included in the recall or not.