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Ferrari added to Takata airbag recall

Joshua Dowling
CarsGuide

8 Jun 2016 • 2 min read

Even the most expensive cars on the road aren't exempt from safety recalls.

Italian sports-car maker Ferrari is recalling more than 350 vehicles in Australia due to a potentially faulty airbag which it describes as "a possible nonconformity within an outsourced component".

Translated: 'a supplier made a mistake and we unwittingly fitted a faulty part to our car'.

"In the event of a collision necessitating deployment of the airbag, this nonconformity may result in the failure of the inflation device and incorrect deployment of the passenger side airbag, increasing the risk of injury," the statement on the recalls website says.

The recall affects popular models including the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, and FF made from 2009 to 2011.

Ferrari says of the 423 cars sold locally from 2009 to 2011, 359 are affected.

More than 100 million cars have now been recalled globally, including more than 1.3 million in Australia.

The safety bulletin means Ferrari has now been added to the world's biggest automotive recall for faulty Takata airbags, which can either fail to deploy in a crash or which can spray shrapnel if they explode with too much force.

More than 100 million cars have now been recalled globally, including more than 1.3 million in Australia.

Ferrari says there have been no reports of airbag faults in Australia and the recall work will take between two and four days to complete, depending on spare parts availability and vehicle model.

"Ferrari is unaware of field incidents involving the subject passenger inflators on any vehicles to-date. In any case, we encourage customers to bring their vehicles in for service as soon as they are notified that parts are available," said Ferrari Australia.

Ferrari isn't the only super luxury brand to experience a safety recall.

In 2013, Rolls-Royce recalled cars in Australia due to a "fuel odour" on its $645,000 limousines. A year earlier, Rolls-Royce cars were recalled locally because they might catch fire due to a fuel leak.

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