We’ve seen a number of cases of Ferrari supercars going up in flames over the past couple of years but usually these are one off occurrences and the reasons behind the fiery end usually goes by unreported. In the latest twist of the ongoing Ferrari fire saga, the Italian supercar manufacturer has decided to issue a recall on its F430 Spider model.
According to Ferrari, the fire hazard involves the hydraulic hoses for the convertible roof. These hoses are located inside of the engine compartment and are susceptible to hair-line cracks from excessive engine heat. A fire can result from the hydraulic fluid leaking on the engine and combusting.
The recall is targeting 2005 to 2007 model year F430 Spiders, affecting more than 1,950 cars. The recall is being conducted together with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and will require owners to take their cars to dealers to receive a modification for the engine bay. The service will be performance free of charge and currently available for F430 Spider owners.
Heat from the 4.3L V8 engine can cause cracks in the convertible roof’s hydualic lines
No other models have been announced as part of the recall, which means the latest Scuderia Spider 16M model is likely to be unaffected.