Ferrari [NYSE:F] is recalling the 2016 California T because a manufacturing flaw in a fuel-system component could lead to an engine-compartment fire—and, potentially, one very unhappy Ferrari owner.
The recall affects all 2016 Ferrari California T models made from September 8, 2015 to November 11, 2015. That’s 185 cars in all, here in the United States.
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That said, if your car's covered you should have your garage boss or collection curator take care of it ASAP. In these models, a low-pressure fuel line, supplied by Dytech, may not be properly connected to the fuel pump’s feed line. That could lead to a fuel-vapor leak in the engine compartment, and an increased chance of smoke and/or fire.
Specifically, the leak is due to “an improper coating treatment” where this metallic portion of the fuel pipe connects to the fuel pump, Ferrari says.
The automaker identified the issue last month—not from an incident, but during “a routine pressure check” at the assembly line.
Ferrari sent recall announcement letters out on December 18.
Owners can head over to safercar.gov, or contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.