Not even exclusive, extremely expensive Ferraris are immune to government-induced recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for certain Ferrari models. Apparently some can catch on fire, an issue that some have accused the storied Italian brand of not fully addressing for years. Considering people still clamor for the cars, those accusations don’t seem to have dented the brand’s image.
This time around, the issue is faulty fuel vapor separators, something you’ll find in modern evaporative systems. That’s not a really sexy or exciting part of a vehicle, until your prized car suddenly burns to the ground. According to the NHTSA recall, some separators could crack and leak fuel, which then hits hot parts and ignites.
You might be surprised at this list of Ferraris recalled: 2017 LaFerrari Aperta, 2018-2019 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, GTC4Lusso, GTC4Lusso T, and 812 Superfast. It’s especially shocking to see the LaFerrari Aperta on the list, considering it’s worth millions, since that would be one horrendous insurance claim. In total there are about 2,150 vehicles in the United States included in this recall, all of which can be fixed free of charge at a Ferrari dealer, or you risk an unexpected barbecue.
Replacement fuel vapor separators will be available starting on April 14.