Ferrari is recalling a number of models worldwide, including more than 2,000 in America due to a potential fire risk.
A fuel vapor separator fitted to various Ferrari models, including the ultra-rare LaFerrari Aperta, has been discovered to be liable to cracking, which could allow fumes to leak out of the fuel system and increase the risk of a fire. Ferrari has identified that the part comes from an outside supplier and is not one of its own components.
Almost the entire Ferrari line-up is affected, including the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, GTC4 Lusso, 812 Superfast and LaFerrari Aperta.
The recall was spotted on the USA’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Its exact wording states that ‘Fuel vapor separator may crack and leak fuel. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.’
A spokesperson for Ferrari confirmed that the cars are safe to drive. Should a leak in the fuel system be detected, a warning light will display on the dashboard and customers will be instructed to take their car to an authorised Ferrari repair centre.
The leak was reportedly first spotted in customer cars. It has since been rectified on the production line but will need to be fixed in 2,150 cars in the US. Cars in the UK are also affected, though it’s not yet known how many.
Recall action is expected to commence in April.