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Ferrari North America recalls vehicles with airbag inflator issue

The passenger front airbag inflator may explode

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Ferrari North America is recalling 11,176 model year 2014 Ferrari Californias, model year 2014-2015 Ferrari 458 Italias & 458 Spiders, model year 2014-2016 Ferrari FFs, model year 2014-2017 Ferrari F12s, model year 2015-2018 Ferrari California Ts, model year 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale As, model year 2016 Ferrari F60 Americas, model year 2016-2017 Ferrari F12 tdfs, model year 2016-2018 Ferrari 488 GTBs & 488 Spiders, and model year 2017-2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso vehicles.

The vehicles are equipped with airbag inflators assembled as part of the passenger front airbag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment.

In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

What to do

Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger front airbag assembly, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2019.

Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari's number for this recall is 65.

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