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June 2, 2000

1999 Ferrari F355 and F355 F1 Automobiles Recalled

Detroit, MI  (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) has published the recall of certain 1999 Ferrari F355 and F355 F1 automobiles because, on certain passenger vehicles equipped with Bosch braking systems, brake fluid reservoir hoses may not be resistant to brake fluid, which could cause failure of the hoses.

According to NHTSA, should a hose failure occur, the brake failure light would light up, followed by loss of vehicle braking efficiency.

477 of these vehicles, manufactured between October, 1998 through May, 1999 are affected by this recall.

Dealers will inspect the hoses and, if required, install new hoses that are resistant to brake fluid. Owner notification began March 21, 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.

[NHTSA Recall No. 00V064/Ferrari Recall No.20]

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers June 2, 2000.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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