June 27, 2003
Ferrari North America Has Recalled Cars
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
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].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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