(NEXSTAR) – Sorry, Ferrari owners.
Ferrari North America, Inc. is recalling tens of thousands of luxury vehicles due to a potentially defective brake fluid reservoir cap, which may contribute to loss of brake function and increase the risk of a crash.
The recall, announced in late July, affects 23,555 possible cars across 19 different models, including units from model years dating back to 2005. According to a recall report, only around 1% of vehicles are estimated to contain the defect.
“The brake fluid reservoir cap may not be venting properly, creating a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir and causing a brake fluid leak which may result in partial or complete loss of brake function” , reads a summary of the issue posted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
A complete list of recalled models, along with the affected model years, is listed below.
Ferrari North America, Inc. plans to officially notify owners by mail in late September. Meanwhile, the NHTSA alert said dealers would remedy the problem by replacing fuel caps and updating the car’s software “for free”.
NHTSA added that Ferrari North America’s latest recall is an extension of a recall announced in 2021, when the company identified 5,601 possible vehicles affected by the issue.
Customers with additional questions can contact the Ferrari Customer Service Team at 1-201-816-2668 or call the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.
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