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Ferrari 458 Italia Recall, engine seize danger


Vehicle Make / Model:     Model Year(s):
     FERRARI 458     2011-2012

Manufacturer:
FERRARI NORTH AMERICA INC
Mfr's Report Date: MAY 11, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V211000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A


Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 74

Summary:
 FERRARI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 458 ITALIA AND 2012 CALIFORNIA VEHICLES BECAUSE THE CRANKSHAFT MAY FAIL DUE TO INCORRECT MACHINING. 


Consequence:
 IF THIS FAILURE OCCURS, THE ENGINE MAY SEIZE, SUDDENLY RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. 


Remedy:
 FERRARI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL OFFER VEHICLE OWNERS THE OPTION OF HAVING THEIR ENGINE REPAIRED OR REPLACED

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