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Ferrari 458 Recalled for Faulty Trunk Release

Wealthy children will get one more safe hiding spot after fix.

by on Sep.24, 2014

The Ferrari 458 Spider as well as the 458 Italia are being recalled for faulty trunk latches.

For those who have been looking to play hide-and-seek in the trunk of pricey Italian sports cars, there is some good news if their car of choice is the Ferrari 458 Italia and 458 Spider: they’re being recalled in the U.S. because safety regulators have figured that the internal trunk releases don’t work properly.

Hiders can now get in and out of the trunk on their own.

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The 458 Italia starts at about $230,000 and the Spider at $250,000. (more…)

Ferrari Recalls Italias for Fires

Defective heat shields can cause melting, smoke and flames.

by on Sep.07, 2010

In rare cases a hot car can be too darn hot.

Ferrari North America is recalling more than 300 2010 Italia sports cars for potential fires. It is part of a larger global recall initiated by Ferrari in Italy. The actual number of reported fires was said to be one in a report just filed with NHTSA.

On the affected vehicles the heat created by engine operation could cause the deformation of the rear right-hand and left-hand wheelhouse and heat shield assemblies. Over time the assembly could become too close to the exhaust system, causing the bonding adhesive used to overheat and produce smoke. Under high ambient operating temperatures the adhesive can ignite. Ferrari says this can make the vehicle inoperable and possibly resulting in a crash.