- Sep 1, 2010
Ferrari 458 Italia recalled over fire risk
Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for high-res image gallery
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.