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Possible brake failure forces Ferrari to recall nearly every Prancing Horse built since 2005

With great speed comes great risk, so the last thing needed at 200+ miles per hour are faulty brakes. Well, if you own one of 19 Ferrari models dating back to 2005 you’ve got just that. Ferrari announced that malfunctioning brakes pose a serious risk on those models due to a defective brake fluid reservoir cap that might not vent pressure properly. This could lead to a “partial or total loss of braking capability.” The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated in a recall filing that 23,555 Ferrari vehicles may experience a vacuum in the reservoir causing brake fluid to leak. The loss of brake fluid subsequently causes loss of braking capability.

The NHTSA said the recall will provide a replacement brake fluid reservoir cap and updated software that gives an alternate warning message if there is a loss of brake fluid. Only about one percent of Ferraris will be effected and dealerships and owners alike will be sent a letter by September 24 proposing a service arrangement.

Ferrari isn’t a stranger to brake-related recalls. Last year the Italian automaker issued a recall of some 10,000 vehicles regarding a similar issue.

Below is a list displaying all effected vehicles, from newest to oldest:

  • 2005–09 430
  • 2005–11 612 Scaglietti
  • 2009–17 California
  • 2012–16 FF
  • 2013–17 F12 Berlinetta
  • 2013–15 LaFerrari
  • 2015–17 California T
  • 2016 F60 America
  • 2017 F12 TDF
  • 2017 LaFerrari Aperta
  • 2017–20 GTC4 Lusso
  • 2018–20 GTC4 T
  • 2018–22 Portofino
  • 2018–22 812
  • 2019–20 488 Pista
  • 2020–22 F8 Spider
  • 2020–22 F8 Tributo
  • 2021–22 Roma


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