Even LaFerrari Apertas Can Get Recalled

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Maranello issued two recall notices for a wide range of its supercars.

Ferraris are pretty high-strung performance machines, to say the last. So glitches are bound to come uncovered from time to time. In fact, it's just announced a pair of recall campaigns addressing a wide range of its vehicles.

The larger of the two covers most of its models, including the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, GTC4 Lusso, GTC4 Lusso T, 812 Superfast, and even the rare LaFerrari Aperta – not the type of exotic hypercar we usually expect to come across among the recall notices from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


The issue with these eight- and twelve-cylinder supercars comes down to the fuel-vapor separator, which could crack and end up leaking fuel. Since that could potentially lead to a fire, Maranello is recalling 2,150 of them in the United States – all of them from the 2018-2019 model years, plus the 2017 LaFerrari Aperta.

Fixing the problem will require replacing the fuel-vapor separator in a campaign that's set to kick off on April 14 – the same date on which a second, smaller recall is set to begin as well.


This one covers only the twelve-cylinder GTC4 Lusso and eight-cylinder GTC4Lusso T, whose doors may not open from the outside. That could be a bit of a nuisance, but in the event of an emergency, could become a matter of life or death.

Only 582 vehicles (from the 2017-19 model years) are being called in across the United States under this campaign, which will require replacing the door locks and cables. Between the two recalls, we're looking at a grand total of 2,732 vehicles – which is a bit more than it sells here each year.


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