• Nov 22, 2009
We see all sorts of recall notices here at Autoblog. Most of them affect ordinary passenger vehicles, but nearly all of them get cleared up the first time around. So this is a bit of a first: Ferrari North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued a second recall notice to correct a problem on the F355 that should have been addressed with the initial recall issued 12 years ago.

The concern apparently centers around the fuel delivery system, which initially prompted a recall back in 1997. The original repair should have corrected the issue, but if the "independent automobile repair facilities" that performed the service on many of the cars didn't properly install the new screw clamps, they could have damaged the fuel hoses, which in turn could cause smoke or even an engine fire. New fuel divider blocks should (hopefully) fix the issue this time around, which affects some 2,356 F355s and F355 F1s manufactured between 1995 and 1999. Full details in the recall notice at NHTSA.

[Source: NHTSA]


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      ferraritheif
      • 3 Years Ago
      I lost my keys to my F355. I need to replace the Key and dont know where to begin, the locksmith said he wants 300.00 to replace the key is there any one who can help?
      ferraritheif
      • 3 Years Ago
      hello, i lost my keys to my f 355 spyder. where do i get a replacement key? Is there a chip in the key, oh by the way it is a 97'. Can a locksmith do the job?
      • 5 Years Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      MMmmm yes something always seemed off on mine. Glad this is finally being cleared up. I'm off to smoke my pipe now and read the rest of the WSG.
      • 5 Years Ago
      My buddy has a gorgeous purple convertible 355 Spider.
      Seeing as he drives it maybe 4 times a year I don't think he has much to worry about it catching on fire.
      I still think this looks better than the 360 and the 430.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually he's probably at just as great if not greater. Not driving a car much allows the lines to dry and get brittle. Cars need to be driven semi-regularly to keep lines lubricated and fresh.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I wish I had to worry about this.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I'm waiting for my letter....


        still waiting...
        • 5 Years Ago
        No you don't. A LOT of owners have been burned in F355 engine fires, including the drummer from Aerosmith. Trust me, driving a car that could actually burst into flames from a dozen sources is no picnic, no matter the badge.

      • 5 Years Ago
      I wanted this car all through high school and I was finally able to buy a use one a few years ago and my 98 spider has only had a couple of problems. nothing with the top so far (thank god) but a trip to the dealer with this car is never a trip I look forward to.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally that recall we've been waiting for! I'll be at my dealership tomorrow morning to get this serviced.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ferrari is just going to hell! They are doomed. I am going to sit here with my popcorn and watch this fiasco take them down!

      *sarcasm
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