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Nearly every Ferrari sold in the US in the last 17 years is being recalled

Nearly every Ferrari sold in the US in the last 17 years is being recalled

The motor giant believes there could be issues with many of its cars

Nearly every Ferrari sold in the US in the last 17 years is being recalled.

Thousands of expensive motors are having to be called back in by the high end manufacturer after a potential fault was discovered.

According to a filing made with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some 23,555 cars sold in the country between 2005 and 2022 may have a brake failure.

The order states that each of the vehicles may have been fit with faulty brake fluid reservoir cap that could affect how well pressure is vented.

If this goes unchecked, it could lead a vacuum in the reservoir, which may then result in brake fluid to leaking.

Thousands of Ferraris are being recalled.
B. O'Kane/Alamy

However, despite the concern, Ferrari has estimated that only one percent of the cars being recalled are affected by the fault.

In order to fix them, the firm would have to fit new caps and update the vehicles' software, which will warn drivers if and when their brake fluid begins to run a bit low.

An example of the reports, which were filed with the NHTSA last month, reads: "Ferrari has determined that a defect related to motor vehicle safety may arise in some... vehicles.

"These vehicles are equipped with a braking system that could potentially leak brake fluid, which may lead to partial or total loss of braking capability.

"Ferrari’s investigation revealed that the brake fluid reservoir cap fitted on the affected vehicles did not provide the proper ventilation for the braking system."

There's concerns over the brake fluid in a number of models.
Alan Stone/Alamy

It added: "Upon total loss of brake fluid, the vehicle would lose braking capability, which may result in injury or death to vehicle occupants."

The cars potentially affected by the flaw are:

  • Ferrari F430 2005-2009
  • Ferrari 488 Pista 2019-2020
  • Ferrari 612 2010-2011
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti 2005-2011
  • Ferrari 812 2018-2022
  • Ferrari California 2009-2017
  • Ferrari California T 2015-2017
  • Ferrari F12berlinetta 2013-2017
  • Ferrari F12tdf 2017
  • Ferrari F60 America 2016
  • Ferrari F8 Spider 2020-2022
  • Ferrari F8 Tributo 2020-2022
  • Ferrari FF 2012-2016
  • Ferrari GTC4Lusso 2018-2020
  • Ferrari GTC4Lusso T 2018-2019
  • Ferrari LaFerrari 2013-2015
  • Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta 2017
  • Ferrari Portofino 2019-2022
  • Ferrari Roma 2021-2022

Those who are lucky enough to own one of these models will be receiving a letter in the coming weeks informing them of the recall.

It's understood that the letters will be going out on 24 September.

UNILAD has gone to Ferrari for a comment.

This isn't the first time the motor giant has had to recall some of its products, though.

Last year, the manufacturer recalled almost 10,000 of the 2010-2015 458 Italia, Spider, Speciale and Apertas, as well as the 2016-2019 488 GTB and Spiders.

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Featured Image Credit: Stephen Barnes/Transport / Viacheslav Khmelnytskyi / Alamy

Topics: Cars, US News