The 2016 California T convertible models are being recalled by Ferrari North America Inc. due to a low pressure fuel line connection which could result in a fuel leak in the engine department and which might increase the risk of a fire.
The Ferrari model was produced this year only for two months between the 8th of September and the 11th of November and the recall will cover all the units produced this year. The recall has begun on December, 14.
The recall decision was made after the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles-owned Ferarri recalled more than 800 cars in the U.S. to repair the much debated problem with its Takata airbags. The Japanese supplier has been recently linked to an eight death in the United States in a case involving a 2001 Honda Accord model.
The U.S. National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that the California T models produced might have a low-pressure fuel line, which does not connect correctly to the fuel-pump feed pipe and which could produce a fire risk. Documents sent to NHTSA from Ferrari reveal that the supercar producer put the blame on a manufacturing fault in a part created by one of the brand’s suppliers.
Over 50 Ferrari dealers in Beverly Hills, California, Philadephia and other states were notified to stop selling the recalled models on the 23rd of November. An advisory on NHTSA’s website said that the Italian carmaker announced its owners of the 185 luxury models which might have been affected and said that dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel assembly free of charge.
With a starting price of $231,606, a total of 304 units of the 2016 California T convertible produced started being recalled mid-December, with no injuries or deaths having been reported so far.