Ferrari has issued a recall for its SF90 hybrid supercar over a faulty oil delivery pipe that supplies the turbocharger, which can potentially cause a fire in the vehicle. The safety recall includes both the standard SF90 Stradale and the SF90 Spider produced between the months of November 2022 and September 2023. According to the documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 614 units of the plug-in hybrid model sold in the US were affected by the recall. Believing that the issue may be present in every one of those supercars, Ferrari has requested the owners to refrain from driving their SF90s until a dealer can replace the problematic pipe.
Reportedly, Ferrari discovered the problem “during [a] pre-production review of a new vehicle in July 2023.” The flashing of oil pressure warning light and a limited engine performance warning message in the vehicle prompted Ferrari to investigate the issue, which revealed a tiny little oil pipe had caused the malfunction. While Ferrari didn’t reveal the name of the model, it confirmed in the documents filed with the NHTSA that the SF90 uses the same faulty turbocharger oil delivery pipe. Ferrari says the incorrectly produced pipe with notches and reduced thickness may cause an oil leak in the engine bay, increasing the risk of a fire.
The problem was rectified in September 2023 after Ferrari instructed the supplier to take corrective measures. Thankfully, there have been no reported incidents of fires in any of the affected vehicles. Furthermore, Ferrari says not a single claim has for the described issue, either. Owners of the affected SF90 cars will be informed via first-class mail on December 16, while dealers have already been instructed to replace the faulty pipe at no additional cost. Interestingly, this is the second time in a year Ferrari has issued a recall for the SF90. Back in March 2023, the hybrid supercar was recalled over concerns the front airbag may impact a child seat, should one be installed in the passenger seat. A total of 13 SF90 Stradales sold in the US were affected in that recall.