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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NHTSA 80-98
OCTOBER 1998 Contact: Tim Hurd


Tel. No. (202) 366-9550

Ferrari North America, Inc.

Models:
Ferrari 550 Years: 1997-1999

Number Involved: 275

Dates of Manufacture: January 1997 - July 1998

Defect:
The fuel supply and return lines can leak where the ferrule of the union meets the flexible pipe allowing fuel leakage. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source can result in fire.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel supply and return lines with new updated lines. Owner notification began during November 1998. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2600.

[NHTSA Recall No. 98V268/Ferrari Recall No. 165]

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.