Ferrari in Chinese product recall

Ferrari will recall 2,222 cars in China due to a potential fault in its braking systems, China’s market regulator said in a statement over the weekend.

The recall covers the 458 Italia, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, 458 Spider, 488 GTB and 488 Spider series models, the State Administration for Market Regulation said, and is for cars imported between March 2010 and March 2019.

The recall will begin on 30 May.

Ferrari said that, after investigating the matter together with its supplier Bosch, it had identified the cause of the defect in affected vehicles in a brake reservoir fluid cap that may not vent properly, thereby potentially creating a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir.

“The safety and wellbeing of our clients is our priority. We operate according to stringent safety and security guidelines to ensure the right systems and procedures are in place at all times” Ferrari said.

It is understood that the recall is part of a wider action Ferrari is undertaking globally over the same issue for models produced over the period, which also saw the carmaker agreeing to a recall campaign in the United States in November last year.

Ferrari sold some 5,400 cars in its ‘Greater China’ region, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, between 2014-2021.

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