Ferrari Recalling 85 LaFerrari Sports Cars for two Safety Defects

Ferrari Recalling 85 LaFerrari Sports Cars for two Safety Defects
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June 23, 2015

Even expensive cars can be subject to a safety recall.

Ferrari is recalling 85 model year 2014-2015 LaFerrari sports cars under two separate safety campaigns that affect the tire pressure monitoring system and headrests.

The LaFerrari tire pressure system displays a warning in the event that one of the tires is punctured. If this happens to one of the recalled cars, the display will incorrectly tell the driver to stay under 50mph instead of stopping the vehicle altogether.

The incorrect message may cause the driver to continue driving on a punctured tire, causing a loss of vehicle control, and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recalled cars also have L32 seats as standard equipment for the passenger seat and as optional equipment for the driver seat. The headrests of the L32 seats, however, may not absorb the required amount of energy and increase the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Due to both defects, the $1.4 million car does not comply with federal safety regulations.

Ferrari will notify owners of the recalled sports cars, and dealers update the tire pressure monitoring system and replace the headrests, free of charge.

For more information about either recall, owners can contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828.

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