FERRARI CALIFORNIA 2012: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL

Make : FERRARI Model : CALIFORNIA Year : 2012
Build Dates : 2011-07-04 - 2012-05-17
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V018000
Date Owner's Notified: 0000-00-00 Date Received by ODI: 2017-01-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-01-12
Manufacturers Involved: Ferrari North America, Inc.
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: 61
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 837
Summary:
      Ferrari North America, Inc. "Ferrari" is recalling certain 2012 California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, and FF vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands "Saipan", and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
      An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
      Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly, free of charge. Ferrari sent an interim owner letter March 13, 2017, and a second letter will be sent when parts are available. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828. Ferrari's number for this recall is 61.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.