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Published on January 1st, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Ferrari halts North American 488 GTB sales due to fire risk

Ferrari S.p.A. informed Ferrari North America, Inc. (FNA) of the possible defect on the low pressure fuel line connection of the fuel pump provided by Ferrari’s supplier Dytech – Dynamic Fluid Technologies S.p.A. on 11/17/15. Ferrari S.p.A. has informed FNA that during a routine pressure check for Assembly Line Testing on 11/04/15, they found a small air leak on the above described pipe connection.

Ferrari 488 GTB_9

On 11/05/15 Ferrari S.p.A. extended their testing to evaluate vehicles that had been produced with the same batch of low pressure fuel lines. On 11/17/15 Ferrari S.p.A. concluded the investigatory testing and determined that the fuel vapor leak was a safety defect.

Ferrari 488 GTB_5

With regard to the Ferrari 488 vehicles, on or about December 10, 2015 Ferrari determined that affected vehicles had left their control bound for various Ferrari dealers.

Ferrari 488 GTB_4

They have notified their dealer network with a “Stop Sale” Notice informing them that this recall must be performed before the affected vehicles are sold to customers. It is important to note that no un-remedied Ferrari 488 vehicles have been sold to the public.

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