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August 4, 1999

Ferrari North America, Inc.

Models: Ferrari 550 Maranello Years: 1997-1998

Number Involved: 118
Dates of Manufacture: January - September 1997
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the steering may become stiff due to overheating of the power steering fluid, causing damage to the hydraulic seals in the steering box and steering pump. This could cause decreased steering ability during parking procedures.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the power steering cooling coil, oil tank, oil lines, pump, and box. Owner notification was expected to begin during July 1999. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V166/ Ferrari Recall No. 166]