Ferrari recalls SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider over fire risk

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Owners advised to stop driving as recall affects 100% of vehicles.

Ferrari and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued a recall for the SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider, affecting 614 cars in the US from the 2022-2024 model years. Owners have been strongly advised to stop driving their vehicles due to concerns that the supercars could catch fire. Notably, Ferrari believes that 100% of the recalled vehicles may be affected by the issue.

The recall is related to a turbocharger oil delivery pipe that is thinner than intended, posing the risk of rupture and the ejection of hot oil onto the twin-turbocharged V8 engine, potentially leading to a fire.

The issue was initially identified during a preproduction review of a new and unnamed model in July 2023, possibly the SF90 XX Stradale and Spider. Ferrari’s technical team discovered a problem with the turbocharger oil delivery pipe, which is the same component used in the V8 plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) supercars.

Additional defects regarding the component’s thickness were found between August and September 2023, not meeting Ferrari’s specifications. As a precautionary measure, Ferrari initiated a global recall on October 12 to address the issue. The remedy program involves replacing the non-compliant pipes with ones manufactured to the correct specifications.

The recall applies to SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider cars produced between November 7, 2022, and September 19, 2023. Ferrari confirms that vehicles manufactured after September 20, 2023, are already equipped with compliant delivery pipes. Dealers have been issued a stop-sale order to prevent the sale of vehicles fitted with the non-compliant pipes.

Fortunately, there have been no reported incidents, such as fires, oil leaks, or fatalities related to the recall. Nonetheless, as a precautionary measure, owners are strongly advised to park their vehicles away from potential fire hazards or stop using their cars until the issue is resolved.

Ferrari will begin sending recall notifications to affected vehicle owners on or before December 16, 2023.