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June 27, 2003

Ferrari North America Has Recalled Cars

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Ferrari 550 Maranello Year: 2001
Ferrari 550 Barchetta Year: 2001
Ferrari 456M/GT/GTA Years: 2001-2002

Number Potentially Involved: 232

Dates of Manufacture: December 2000 – March 2002

Defect: On certain passenger vehicles, the transmission oil lines to the oil cooler may not have been manufactured properly. The lines could become disconnected from the metal fitting and leak oil. If the lines leak oil, insufficient lubrication to the transmission could result. If this occurs, the vehicle’s transmission could become inoperative. If the transmission became inoperative while the customer was driving, damage to the vehicle or property, and a crash without warning could occur.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the two transmission cooler oil lines with new lines that have a properly crimped metal fitting connector. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification was expected to begin during early June 2003. Owners may contact Ferrari at 1-201-816-2651.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V175/Ferrari Recall No. 38].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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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