2010-'14 Ferrari F458 Italia, F458 Spider Recalled for Trunk Latch Problem | Edmunds

2010-'14 Ferrari F458 Italia, F458 Spider Recalled for Trunk Latch Problem


Just the Facts:
  • Ferrari North America is recalling 3,082 2010-'14 Ferrari F458 Italia and F458 Spider cars in the U.S. because of a problem with the trunk latch.
  • If a person is trapped in the trunk, the latch system may not release the trunk lid.
  • The recall is expected to begin by the end of September.

WASHINGTON Ferrari North America is recalling 3,082 2010-'14 Ferrari F458 Italia and F458 Spider cars in the U.S. because of a problem with the trunk latch, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

"In the affected vehicles, the secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release when the vehicle is stationary," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "In the event an individual is trapped in the trunk and the latch system does not release the trunk lid, it increases the risk of personal injury or possibly death."

Ferrari did not respond immediately to a query from Edmunds asking if there are any injuries, crashes or deaths linked to the recall.

The affected Ferraris were built from March 5, 2010 to May 20, 2013.

Ferrari dealers will modify the existing front trunk latch system with a new component that will meet federal requirements. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September. Owners can contact Ferrari at 1-866-551-2828.

Edmunds says: If you own one of these Ferraris, it's time to make a service appointment with your dealer.

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