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Ferrari recalls nearly every car it produced in the last 17 years

Automotive recalls can range from minor annoying issues to deadly safety concerns. The latest notices of recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) include models from Ford, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan and BMW. Tap or click here to check your car against the list.

You don’t often hear about recalls concerning pricey and rare vehicles simply because there aren’t so many of them on the road. While Toyota will produce hundreds of thousands of a single model in a year, a company like Aston Martin or Lamborghini may only make a few hundred. A Camry recall impacts far more cars than one for the Aventador.

Ferrari is making waves with its recent recall, however. Why? Because it affects nearly every vehicle it’s sold in the U.S. since 2005! Whether or not you’re one of the lucky few to own one of these exotics, you’ll want to check this out.

A whole lot of Ferraris

There are more than 50 million cars on the road with open recalls. The affected models come from some of the bestselling automotive brands in the world. How do you know if your vehicle is safe to drive? Tap or click here to check the recall status of any vehicle.

Ferrari builds cars in much smaller numbers than your average automaker. The time and effort that goes into each vehicle (plus a very steep entry price) means you won’t see too many in the wild. Though a Ferrari recall won’t number in the hundreds of thousands, it’s still a concern when it’s a dangerous one.

A Safety Recall Report from the NHTSA states that 23,555 Ferrari vehicles are equipped with a “braking system that could potentially leak brake fluid, which may lead to partial or total loss of braking capability.” Yikes!

The affected vehicles were produced as far back as 2004, though the earliest model year for this recall starts in 2005. The number of recalled Ferraris may not seem like much until you realize that it makes up a large chunk of the Italian carmaker’s sales in the U.S.

According to its financial reports, Ferrari sold 2,831 cars in the Americas in 2021. This is a solid number for the Italian carmaker, which has seen a steady increase in one of its most important markets. Ferrari has sold roughly 30,000 cars here since 2005.

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The affected vehicles

The list is comprised of 13 models consisting of more than 20 variants:

  • 2005-2009 Ferrari 430
  • 2005-2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • 2009-2017 Ferrari California
  • 2012-2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2013-2017 Ferrari F12
  • 2013-2017 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 2016 Ferrari F60 America
  • 2017-2020 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
  • 2018-2022 Ferrari F8
  • 2019-2020 Ferrari 488 Pista
  • 2019-2022 Ferrari Portofino
  • 2020-2022 Ferrari 812
  • 2020-2022 Ferrari Roma

The fix consists of replacing the brake fluid reservoir cap and updating the software to provide a unique warning message if the car loses sufficient brake fluid. Ferrari will notify owners to warn them of the issue, and dealers will fix the recall free of charge. For more details, contact Ferrari customer service at 877-933-7727 or drop a message to

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