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85 Ferrari LaFerraris Recalled In The United States

Gerard June 24, 2015 09:08

The Ferrari LaFerrari may cost well over a million dollars (RM3,743,200+) but that doesn’t exclude it from recalls as the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have just issued not one, but two recall campaigns for 85 of Ferrari’s flagship hypercar.

Under the recall, 85 examples of the LaFerrari will be called back by Ferrari North America with the first campaign revolving around the L32 seats supplied by Lear for the passenger seat and as an optional equipment for the driver seat. The statement says that during a crash, the headrests of the L32 seats may not “absorb the required amount of energy”, and therefore fails to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 202a, "Head Restraints."

The second recall campaign involves the car’s tyre pressure monitoring system which will display the incorrect message in the event of a tyre puncture. Currently, it displays "Low Tyre Pressure-Max speed 50 mph" instead of the correct message "Low Tyre Pressure-Do not proceed." As such, it fails the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

These recalls aren’t the first to be issued though. In March, owners were offered the chance to have their fuel tanks replaced due to a possible incorrect adhesion of a layer of paint on the fuel tank which Ferrari insists did not constituted a recall.

We reckon American owners would quickly get their exotic cars checked out and the issue resolved so they can get back to experiencing the full fury of the 950hp 6.3-litre V12 KERS-assisted drivetrain.

About Gerard

My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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