April 2, 2002
Ferrari Has Recalled the 2001 360 Modena and 360
- Ferrari Has Recalled the 2001 360 Modena and
360 Spider because the engine ground strap may not provide the proper
electrical ground between the engine and the chassis.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 211
Manufactured: 07/2001 - 10/2001
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ENGINE GROUND STRAP WAS
MANUFACTURED IMPROPERLY. AS A RESULT OF THE IMPROPER "CRIMPING" OF THE
GROUND STRAP CONNECTORS TO THE BRAIDED GROUND STRAP, THE ENGINE GROUND STRAP
MAY NOT PROVIDE THE PROPER ELECTRICAL GROUND BETWEEN THE ENGINE AND THE
IF THE STRAP FAILS TO PROVIDE THE PROPER GROUND TO THE CHASSIS, THE
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WILL SEEK A GROUND AT THE IGNITION COIL. THE VEHICLE'S
IGNITION COIL GROUND CABLE COULD OVERHEAT AND COULD CAUSE THE ENGINE TO
STOP. IF THE ENGINE STOPPED WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN, IT COULD
INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE EXISTING ENGINE GROUND STRAP AND, IF NECESSARY,
REPLACE THE STRAP WITH A NEW ONE WHICH HAS THE PROPER CONNECTOR CRIMPING.
OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE
THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO
NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FERRARI
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V091000.
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
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
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
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