|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||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.
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.