“He who brakes loses” is an old proverb that sports car drivers in particular know. But the truth is: the one who can’t brake loses. And that’s exactly what can happen in many Ferraris built over the past 17 years. That’s why Maranello has now launched a huge recall.
Most model series are affected, from the Ferrari 430 to the LaFerrari, including the current Ferrari Portofino and Roma models. However, the recall only applies to models shipped in the United States. There are a total of 23,555 vehicles that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) wants to see in the workshop. Customers in Europe have already been written to without a KBA recall. The problems are caused by the brake fluid reservoir cap. According to the NHTSA, it prevents unhindered ventilation, which on the one hand can create a vacuum underneath and on the other hand brake fluid can escape. This can lead to a partial or complete failure of the brakes.This decrease in the fluid level is indicated on the car’s dashboard. If the level falls below the 50 percent mark in the brake fluid reservoir (not in the system!), either a warning light comes on or a text is displayed advising the driver to drive to the workshop. These models are being recalled according to NHTSA: Ferrari 430 , Production period 16.03.2005 to 25.09.2010Ferrari 488 Pista, production period 01.01.2019 to 09.11.2020Ferrari F60 America, production period 19.06.2015 to 23.11.2016Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, production period 30.03.2011Ferrari 812, production period to 22.07 to 22.07 .202222Ferrari, production period 13.02.2009 to 23.10.2017Ferrari F12, production period 10/19/2017, 2017Ferrari F8, production period 02.08.201.2022Ferrari ff, production period 01.09.2016 to 24.03.2016Ferrari GTC4 LUSSO, production period to 19.07.2016 to 24.07.2020Ferrari LaFerrari, production period 25.07.2013 to 05.12.2017Ferrari Portofino, production period 09.04.2018 to 21.07. 2022Ferrari Roma, production period 05/12/2020 to 07/15/2022In the workshop, the cap of the brake fluid reservoir is replaced. In addition, the warning message has been changed: the driver should no longer drive slowly to the workshop if brake fluid is lost, but park the car and have it towed. In relevant forums, Ferrari drivers make fun of the letter from the manufacturer: they would rather have an update for the outdated navigation system.