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Now 2600 Ferraris in crash-bags recall

2015-07-21 14:01

HUGE FERRARI RECALL: Ferrari is recalling its LaFerrari (above), 458 Italia and the FF due to crash bag-issues. Image: Ferrari

MILAN, Italy - Ferrari has recalled 2600 cars globally because of a fault in bags supplied by Japanese company Takata, the company said Monday (July 20 2015).

A Ferrari spokesman told AFP: "The issue is a possible production defect in a component inside the bags, fitted to about 2600 cars."

According to Automotive News, Ferrari's 458 Italia, LA Ferrari and FF are affected.

Ferrari South Africa has yet to confirm if any units are affected here.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said more than 800 of the cars were being recalled in North America.

RISK OF INJURY

The vehicles may be equipped with a driver-side bag "that was improperly assembled" causing it "to deploy in a rotated orientation", the company reported, saying there was a greater risk of injury.

Ferrari said: "This issue is not related to other Takata recalls by other manufacturers."

Ferrari's other problem with the bags comes amid a roiling scandal over defective Takata bags which have been linked to eight deaths and more than 100 injuries around the world.

Ten global automakers, among them General Motors, Honda and's BMW, are recalling 34-million cars in the US alone to replace the inflators on those bags - the biggest auto recall in US history.

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