Ferrari is recalling a small batch of 458s and Californias worldwide

Ferrari is recalling a small batch of 458s and Californias worldwide.

The problem, which affects 206 cars in total of 13,000 built, is caused by an incorrect finish to the crankshafts in question. The problem causes unwanted vibrations which can damage the engine if it is not changed.

“We are writing to all clients affected now, asking them to return the car to a dealer for the work to be done,” said a Ferrari spokesman.

In the UK just 16 cars are affected, ten Californias and six 458s.

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8 May 2012

Ferrari clearly want to maintain their reputation because this is the sort of problem quite a few other (admittedly larger) manufacturers probably would have stuck their head in the sand about.

 

 

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6 December 2012

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10 July 2013

It is good thing that the affected number of cars is just a small amount and the glitch seems like a minor one that causes only vibrations, and not any life-threatening malfunction. Yes, the vibrations will eventually damage the engines, but I think that should occur over a period of time and not instantly. It is always crucial that the auto retailer ensure all recalls are made immediately to avoid any unwanted circumstance.

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8 May 2012

[quote Autocar]The problem, which affects 206 cars in total of 13,000 built, is caused by an incorrect finish to the crankshafts in question. The problem causes unwanted vibrations which can damage the engine in it is not changed.
[/quote]If Ferraris were death traps, prone to catching fire, built like a biscuit box, sold for twice the price of other sports cars, they would still be superior to any Porsche.

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(Thought I'd post that to save him the trouble.)

8 May 2012

[quote Autocar]Ferrari is recalling a small batch of 458s and Californias worldwide.

The problem, which affects 206 cars in total of 13,000 built, is caused by an incorrect finish to the crankshafts in question. The problem causes unwanted vibrations which can damage the engine in it is not changed.

“We are writing to all clients affected now, asking them to return the car to a dealer for the work to be done,” said a Ferrari spokesman.

In the UK just 16 cars are affected, ten Californias a...Read the full article[/quote] In such a low volume car, compared to a Ford for instance, this just shouldn't happen,should it?

Peter Cavellini.

8 May 2012

[quote Autocar]“We are writing to all clients ...” said a Ferrari spokesman.[/quote] "Clients"??!! Someone at Ferrari needs to consult an English dictionary - the word you're looking for is "customers".

8 May 2012

[quote 6th.replicant]"Clients"??!![/quote] Why not?

(I posted a discussion on that exact topic many months ago.)

When paying the equivalent sum of a decent flat in the UK or a house in France or Spain you are treated as a client. There is follow-up "client" care. It denotes a certain respect, an individual. A cabinet maker talks of his clients, architects too. Customers frequent shops and stores, punters, betting shops and dog tracks.

8 May 2012

Would this have anything to do with those 458s that caught fire last year?

8 May 2012

[quote Fidji]

Would this have anything to do with those 458s that caught fire last year?

[/quote]Different fault, different recall, Fidgi, but another sign of new models pushed out fast as buyers open their wallets. Anyhow, everybody knows Ferraris don't catch fire, they glow with power and accelerate like rockets, tail fire in their wake

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