Ferrari Issues Brake-Related Recall in Australia

SIDNEY – Ferrari Australasia PTY Limited recalled nearly 1,000 model-year 2010-2019 sports cars due to a brake-fluid reservoir issue which might diminish braking capability.

According to Australian government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication recall report, certain examples of the recall population of 840 exotics, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, 488 GTB, 488 Spider and J50, might have brake-fluid-reservoir caps which might provide insufficient ventilation to the brake-fluid reservoir. This condition could lead to the reduction in braking ability.

The government agency says this condition could potentially lead to an accident, though it did not report any on its website. In addition, the agency urges owners of vehicles within the recall population should contact their “local Ferrari dealership or Ferrari Australia to arrange for a replacement of the brake fluid reservoir cap and to have a software update for low brake fluid levels, free of charge.”

The agency website has a downloadable list of vehicle-identification numbers covered by the recall.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.