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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: 1998


Number Involved: 235
Dates of Manufacture:January - May 1998
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V132
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: The torque on the power steering column nut is insufficient. Loss of vehicle handling could occur.
Remedy: Dealers will inspect the proper position of the splines on the power steering column extension and tighten the bolt.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during June 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.