November 28, 2001
Ferrari Recalls 550 Maranello
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a recall affecting
1997-1999 Ferrari 550 Maranello manufactured between January 1997 -
Number Involved: 468
Defect: On certain passenger
vehicles, the wheel bolt inserts fitted in the magnesium wheel can show
signs of cracking. If the wheel bolt inserts begin to crack, a reduction of
the torque applied to the wheel would result. Vehicle handling could be
affected, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Dealers will replace all four magnesium wheels with wheels made of
aluminum, which are not fitted with inserts. All the wheel bolts will also
be replaced because the aluminum wheels require a different type of bolt.
The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was to begin during
October 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable
time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V297/Ferrari
Recall No. 32]
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
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affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
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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!
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