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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ferrari North America

Models:

Ferrari F355 Years: 1995


Number Involved: 269
Dates of Manufacture: July 1994 - May 1995
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V088
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: On certain passenger vehicles equipped with dual fuel pumps, the fuel injection line fitting can fracture if the aluminum nut attaching the lines is tightened excessively. If the fuel line fractures, fuel leakage can occur. If an ignition source is present, a fire could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will remove the fuel injection lines that have aluminum nuts and replace them with new lines containing steel attaching nuts.
Owner Notification: Owner notification was expected to begin during May 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.

NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to all purchasers, owners and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.