Ferrari recalls 814 cars in US to replace faulty Takata airbags


When it comes to turning heads, Ferrari doesn’t really need to make a special effort. The Italian automaker is grabbing attention for the wrong reasons this time though. The company has recently recalled 814 of its cars, in order to rectify faulty Takata air bags. According to the manufacturer, an assembly problem could cause the air bags to inflate in a wrong orientation. This in turn could cause severe injuries in the event of a crash. The cars recalled by Ferrari in the United States include the 2015 458 Italia, 58 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, the California T, FF, F12 Berlinetta as well as the $1.4 million LaFerrari models.

According to Ferrari, the leather skin covering the air-bag module wasn’t properly glued in the faulty cars. The air-bag cushions on the other hand were installed at a wrong angle too. Speaking to Bloomberg, a Ferrari spokesperson said, “The issue is a possible production defect in a component inside the air bags. Ferrari has immediately issued a recall for those cars to have the air bags in question replaced with conforming devices.” Dealers will begin replacing the air bag modules in the faulty cars at no cost from the 30th of July.

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[Via – Jalopnik]