Ferrari Ups Brake Fluid Leak Recall

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. – Ferrari North America, Inc. has agreed to recall nearly 24,000 model-year 2005-2022 vehicles for a potential brake-fluid leak which might result in the loss of braking capability. The company had issued a recall in Nov. 2021 of almost 10,000 cars also for a brake fluid leak. The situation then led to a class-action lawsuit being filed against Ferrari in Jan. 2022 in federal court in Newark, N.J.

The latest recall covers 23,555 cars encompassing the following models/model years:

  • 430/2005-2009
  • 488 PISTA/2019-2020
  • 612/2010-2011
  • 612 SCAGLIETTI/2005-2011
  • 812/2018-2022
  • CALIFORNIA/2009-2017
  • CALIFORNIA T/2015-2017
  • F12 BERLINETTA/2013-2017
  • F12 TDF/2017
  • F60 AMERICA/2016
  • F8 SPIDER/2020-2022
  • F8 TRIBUTO/2020-2022
  • FF/2012-2016
  • GTC4LUSSO/2017-2020
  • GTC4LUSSO T/2018-2020
  • LAFERRARI/2013-2015
  • PORTOFINO/2019-2022
  • ROMA/2021-2022

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Part 573 Safety Recall Report 22V-536, “These vehicles are equipped with a braking system that could potentially leak brake fluid, which may lead to partial or total loss of braking capability.”

In the most recent recall, the brake fluid reservoir cap may be the culprit. The NHTSA report stated, “These vehicles are equipped with a brake reservoir fluid cap that may not vent properly, thereby creating a vacuum inside the brake fluid reservoir, which may potentially leak brake fluid . . . “

The repair consists of replacing the brake fluid reservoir cap and updating the software in the affected vehicles.

Dealers and owners are scheduled to be notified by first-class mail no later than Sept. 24th.

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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.