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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ferrari 458 Gets a Recall Because of Its Trunk


      The Ferrari 458 has an issue with the junk in its trunk. More accurately, it’s an issue with getting junk, or people out of the trunk, and it’s cause enough for the NHTSA to issue a recall for the car.

      According to the NHTSA, “The secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release when the vehicle is stationary. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401, ‘Interior Trunk Release’.”

       Given that the space is just 8.12 cubic feet, it’s not likely a heck of a lot is going to fit in there, but it’s a safety concern just the same, especially for wayward kids.

      The recall affects 2010-2014 F458 Italia and F458 Spider vehicles manufactured between March 5, 2010 and May 20, 2013 which will be repaired by Ferrari. All owners are expected to be contacted about the recall by then end of September and instructed to bring their cars into dealers to have the problem fixed.

      Dealers will be making modifications to the existing latch system so that it will always properly disengage so no one can get trapped. In the meantime, don’t let your kids and really small friends play with the trunk of your 458.