Both the Ferrari 612 and Maserati Quattroporte are being recalled in the United States for a faulty passenger airbag button. Well, let's not say faulty as much as phony. You see the manufacturers never activated the switch that controls airbag deployment in case a child is riding in the front passenger seat. Airbag deployments can often do more harm than good to small children. But the regulations state that this should only be an option if the rear seats aren't able to fit a child safety sear. Both cars can indeed fit a seat properly in the rear. So, not only does the button not work but the companies could also be seen as promoting placing children in the front seat – a no-no for safety regulators. We don't see this flub causing the slightest uproar in the Ferrari or Maserati communities either.


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