Bad news for nearly 24,000 U.S. Ferrari owners. The company is recalling almost every car it's sold here since 2005 over a potential for brake failure. According to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall filing, a total of 23,555 Ferrari models sold in the U.S. are fit with a potentially faulty brake fluid reservoir cap that may not vent pressure adequately. This can lead to a vacuum in the reservoir, potentially causing brake fluid to leak. If the brake fluid reservoir runs dry, this can lead to total brake failure.
Ferrari estimates only one percent of the cars it's recalling are potentially affected. The fix is simple too—a new brake fluid reservoir cap and a software update that provides a message in the gauge cluster warning drivers if brake fluid levels run dangerously low. Ferrari suggests that if any of the recalled cars flash a low brake fluid warning, the driver pull over immediately and have their car towed to the dealer.
The oldest cars affected are the 612 Scaglietti, which entered production in March 2004, and the F430, which first rolled off the line a year later. The only models sold by Ferrari from the 2005 model year that aren't here are the 575M Maranello, 599 GTB, SF90, and 296. Rare specials like the F12tdf, LaFerrari, and F60 America are affected, alongside more common cars like the California and 458. The issue affects cars built as late as July 22, 2022, which presumably haven't even arrived in the U.S.
Ferrari submitted the recall on July 26, 2022 and plans send notifications to owners and dealers on September 24.
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