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Ferrari recalls California and 458 Italia vehicles

The passenger front airbag inflators may explode

Photo source: Ferarri
Ferrari North America is recalling 982 model year 2009-2011 California and model year 2010-2011 458 Italia vehicles with non-desiccated, passenger front airbag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls.

The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high 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 front passenger airbag assembly with an alternate one, including a new non-ammonium nitrate inflator free of charge.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at (201) 816-2668. Ferrari's number for this recall is 60FL.

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