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Ferrari recalls 185 California T vehicles over fuel leak risk

Published Sat, Dec 26, 2015 · 11:29 PM

[WASHINGTON] Ferrari North America Inc., a division of Ferrari NV, is recalling some 2016 California T vehicles due to the risk of a fuel leak in the engine compartment, according to a US Department of Transportation (DOT) notice.

The recall, which began on Dec 14, affects up to 185 vehicles manufactured between Sept 8 and Nov 11, 2015.

The higher risk of a leak, which increases the chances of fire, was the result of a manufacturing defect in a part provided by a supplier, according to a filing with the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, a division of the DOT.

The move comes after Ferrari, owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, recalled upwards of 800 cars in the United States to fix a problem with its Takata airbags over the summer.

Ferrari issued a stop sale notice to dealers of the 2016 model California T, which has a list price of just over US$167,000 according to The Car Guide, on Nov 23, filings show. Dealers will replace the line free of charge, the notice read.


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