And not all is lost.
Not long after the Ferrari 458 Italia was launched back in 2010, a disturbing trend began to happen: fires. Several 458s caught on fire, resulting in the recall of all of them sold to date. Ferrari traced the problem to an adhesive used in the wheel-arch assemblies that began to overheat. Literally, the glue melted. The overheating caused the wheel-arch lining to catch on fire. But Ferrari replaced all destroyed 458s free of charge, and the Italian supercar builder has been mostly trouble free ever since. Until now, that is.
Ferrari has just issued a recall for 814 of its cars, including the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, California T, FF, F12 Berlinetta and even the LaFerrari. Yep, that’s the entire lineup, save for the new 488 GTB. All cars were manufactured between December 19, 2014 and April 29, 2015. The reason is a defective driver’s side airbag module whose leather skin covering was improperly glued and the airbag cushions were installed at the wrong angle. Essentially, the airbag could deploy in a rotated orientation. Fortunately, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.