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News Ferrari Recalling More than 23,000 Cars Going as Far Back as 2005

Ferrari Recalling More than 23,000 Cars Going as Far Back as 2005

The NHTSA’s recall includes 19 Ferrari models

  • The recall involves braking issues.

  • Models such as the 430 and 612 Scaglietti are included.

This is massive, at least in Ferrari terms. A recall involving 23,555 vehicles is a daily occurrence for at least one automaker so far this year but for the Italian Supercar maker, this number represents more cars than it built and sold in 2021 and 2020 combined.

Ferrari F8 Spider | Photo: Ferrari

The list of implicated Ferrari models is like a walk down memory lane as many of them have been out of production for five, ten, or even 13 years. Included on the list are the 430, the 612 Scaglietti, the F12, and, big ones like the rare F60 America, the LaFerrari (regular and Aperta), and some of their latest models such as the Roma.

The good news is that fixing the problem will be simple, according to Motor Trend: Replace the brake fluid reservoir cap and update the software in the affected vehicles.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filing, the issue stems from the brake fluid reservoir cap which “may not vent properly, creating a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir, and resulting in a brake fluid leak that may lead to a partial or total loss of brake function.”

Owners will receive instructions from Ferrari between now and September 24th. In the meantime, if a “low brake fluid” light appears in the car’s instrument panel, pull off the road as soon as possible and get the car towed to a service center.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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