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1998 Ferrari F355 Recall Information

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

FERRARI NORTH AMERICA INC

NHTSA Campaign ID09V447000
SummaryFERRARI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 1995 THROUGH 1999 FERRARI 355 AND 355 F1 VEHICLES. INDEPENDENT AUTOMOBILE REPAIR FACILITIES MAY HAVE IMPROPERLY INSTALLED CERTAIN SCREW CLAMPS THAT ARE LOCATED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE FUEL LINES AND THAT FASTEN THE WATER SLEEVE TO THE THERMOSTAT CONNECTION. THE IMPROPER INSTALLATION OF THESE SCREW CLAMPS MAY DAMAGE THE FUEL SUPPLY PIPES.
ConsequenceFLUID COULD LEAK INTO THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT, CAUSING SMOKE AND, IN SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, A FIRE, RENDERING THE VEHICLE INOPERABLE AND POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW FUEL DIVIDER BLOCK, WHICH WILL SERVE TO PROVIDE A GREATER DISTANCE BETWEEN THESE SCREW CLAMPS AND THE FUEL LINES. THIS WILL ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGE TO THE FUEL SUPPLY PIPES WHICH COULD CAUSE FLUID LEAKAGE. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON DECEMBER 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FERRARI AT 1-201-816-2600.
NotesFERARRI RECALL NO. 48.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO

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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Manufacturer

FERRARI NORTH AMERICA

Mfr Report Date19960901
NHTSA Campaign ID98V058000
SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE FUEL INJECTION LINE CAN WEAR DUE TO INTERFERENCE WITH THE WATER HOSE CLAMP ON THE COOLANT PIPE.
ConsequenceIF THE FUEL LINE FRACTURES, FUEL LEAKAGE CAN OCCUR. IF AN IGNITION SOURCE IS PRESENT, A FIRE COULD OCCUR.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT AND ROTATE THE INCORRECTLY FITTED WATER HOSE CLAMPS.
NotesOWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH15, 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FERRARI AT 1-201-816-2651.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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STEERING: STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR

Manufacturer

FERRARI NORTH AMERICA

Mfr Report Date19980101
NHTSA Campaign ID98V132000
SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TORQUE ON THE POWER STEERING COLUMN ***** IS INSUFFICIENT.
ConsequenceIMPAIRMENT OF THE VEHICLE HANDLING COULD RESULT.
RemedyDWEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PROPER POSITION OF THE SPLINES ON THE POWER STEERING COLUMN EXTENSION AND TIGHTEN THE BOLT.
NotesOWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JULY 10, 1998. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FERRARI AT 1-201-816-2651.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Component

FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer

FERRARI NORTH AMERICA

Mfr Report Date19980301
NHTSA Campaign ID98V223000
SummaryVEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSSENGER VEHICLES. FUEL TANK DAMAGE COULD HAVE OCCURRED DURING INSTALLATION OF THE SCREWS ON THE SOFT TOP MECHANISM COVERS.
ConsequenceTHIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE FUEL TANK, INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE FIRE.
RemedyDEALERS WILL INSPECT THE FUEL TANKS FOR LEAKS. IF LEAKS ARE FOUND, THE FUEL TANK WILL BE REPLACED. DEALERS WILL ALSO INSPECT THE SOFT TOP MECHANISM COVER SCREWS TO VERIFY PROPER LENGTH. IF THE SCREWS ARE FOUND TO BE THE WRONG LENGTH, CORRECT LENGTH SCREWS WILL BE INSTALLED.
NotesOWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DURING SEPTEMBER 1998.OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT FERRARI AT 1-201-816-2651.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Information provided by NHTSA
Data updated January 2021


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