May 16, 2003
Ferrari Has Recalled the 1995 512M, 1991-1995 512TR and Testarossa 1987-1991
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Models: Ferrari 512M Year: 1995
Ferrari 512TR Years: 1991-1995
Ferrari Testarossa Years: 1987-1991
Number Potentially Involved: 2,008
Dates of Manufacture: October 1986 – December 1995
Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the passive restraint system may not
function correctly. Inconsistent electrical operation of the automatic track
assembly has been experienced. If the passive restraint system experiences
an electrical or mechanical failure, the seat occupant would not be fully
Remedy: Dealers will replace all the main components of the passive seat
belt System. This includes the electronic control units, the retractor
mechanism, and both the right and left motor driven track assemblies. The
manufacturer has reported that owner notification began April 24, 2003.
Owners may contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V142/Ferrari Recall No. 37].
Regarding Auto Recalls
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auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
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when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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