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After a recent spate of engine fires, Ferrari has officially issued a recall of the 458 Italia.

According to the automaker, an adhesive used to attach a heat shield under the rear fender can ignite under high temperatures, leading to a larger fire in the engine bay. We've seen at least four cases on the internet of flaming 458s like this one, and while we can't say for certain, it would seem this adhesive is the likely cause.

Ferrari has designed a new heat shield that attaches with rivets, negating the need for the adhesive. Naturally, 458 owners are urged to call a dealer to schedule an appointment for the free fix.


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  • LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 18: ***EXCLUSIVE*** The Ferrari 458 Italia is seen during the Ferrari 458 Italia auction event to benefit Haiti held at Fleur de Lys on March 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)


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