Ferrari recalls $230,000 California T sports car with possible fuel leak

WASHINGTON,  Luxury automaker Ferrari is recalling its limited-edition California T sports car over the risk of fuel leaks and fires.

A Ferrari 458 Italia is on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show held at the Convention Center in Los Angeles on November 20, 2013. The company's limited edition California T model was recalled this month over a risk of fuel leaks. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo
A Ferrari 458 Italia is on display at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show held at the Convention Center in Los Angeles on November 20, 2013. The company’s limited edition California T model was recalled this month over a risk of fuel leaks. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 models built between Sept. 8 and Nov. 11, with a base price of $231,606, may experience low pressure fuel lines and may not properly attach to the fuel pump, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced in a recent advisory.

The NHTSA reports Ferrari North America has contacted 185 vehicle owners and dealers to ensure they get the affected vehicles repaired for free.

Ferrari notified dealers of the safety recall in November, asking them not to sell, deliver or use any California T model with VIN numbers listed in an accompanying document. They described the issue as a “potentially improperly manufactured fuel pipe from the supplier.”

By Marilyn Malara

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