Ferrari 458 Recalled for Sticky Trunk Latch
The Ferrari 458 is the latest exotic to be recalled.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release while the vehicle is stationary. As a result, the affected vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401. In total, the campaign affects 3,416 cars.
The recall affects 2010-2014 Ferrari 458 Italia coupes and Spiders that were manufactured from March 5, 2010 to May 20, 2013. NHTSA warns in the situation that the secondary latch fails, an individual trapped in the trunk cannot release the lid from inside the compartment, increasing the risk of personal injury or possible death.
This isn’t the first time Ferrari recalled its 458 supercar. In September, 2010, the Italian manufacturer initiated a much more serious campaign, calling in all of the 458s it had manufactured to date because there was a chance that they could catch fire. At the time, the campaign covered 1,248 copes of the car.
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