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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tim Hurd
Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ferrari North America

Models:

Ferrari F355 Years: 1995 - 1997


Number Involved: 760
Dates of Manufacture: July 1995 - September 1996
NHTSA Recall No.: 98V057
Vehicle Description:
Description of Defect: These vehicles are fitted with single 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. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in a fire.
Remedy: Dealers will remove the fuel injection lines that have aluminum nuts and replace with new lines containing steel attaching nuts.
Owner Notification: Owner notification began during March 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.