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Old 02-15-2011, 06:51 PM
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My 458 caught on fire today

I was leaving the reasturant and the engine started to pop. Then the car started running rough then it would bearly run. The "check engine" light came on then the car must have a siren in the dashboard and it is loud. I looked at the engine and saw smoke, alot of smoke, I shut her down.

Sad about the car but I was impressed by the dealers response. he called back within seconds. After I hung up my cell phone the flatbed truck was calling me and he was on the way and there within 15 minutes. The car is now at the dealership and it maybe a few days days before I know what happened. It is still a new car and under warrenty. I must admit I am amazed by the dealers quick response.

Oh well life goes on

They agreed to sell my ZR1 for me and they have an F40 I want to look at again. Maybe with some thought I can get into it.

Lee

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:02 PM
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Gosh, Lee. That's a rough turn of events ... just when you were starting to like the car too.

Keep us posted with the root cause once your car returns from the dealer.
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:12 PM
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Sorry to hear mate.

Was there a lot of damage? Any pics?
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:14 PM
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I wonder if you had the recall, fender liner problem?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:48 PM
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Oh my, that's terrible! I do like your attitude about the trouble though.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:50 PM
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Oh my, that's terrible! I do like your attitude about the trouble though.
+1...got to agree, it's tough to take something like that with such grace and dignity. OP good luck, get the F40 you deserve it ....Steve
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:37 PM
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+1. What a great attitude.
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Sad to hear...

Hope things would go well at last!
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:52 PM
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Wow... so sad to hear. But kudos to your calm response.... I truly hope it
all works out OK for you in the end. Glad no one got hurt - other than the car.

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Old 02-15-2011, 11:54 PM
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What a shame. Glad to hear you're ok.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:25 AM
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Sorry to hear but at least the dealer responded quickly.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:57 AM
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Gosh, Lee. That's a rough turn of events ... just when you were starting to like the car too.
Did I miss something? Lee was actually starting to like the Italia?
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Wow - you are taking it like a champ. You are a better man than I.
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Old 02-16-2011, 10:40 AM
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Lee, sorry to hear about your car! Question.. Did you valet park? Any chance they did something to it?

Hope the F40 works out too..

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Old 02-16-2011, 10:44 AM
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terribly sorry to hear about your 458 and glad you made it out without harm.
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... I was impressed by the dealers response. he called back within seconds. After I hung up my cell phone the flatbed truck was calling me and he was on the way and there within 15 minutes... I must admit I am amazed by the dealers quick response.

Lee
1st... Glad you were not on the freeway when this happened! Glad you are ok!

2nd... Not surprised at the dealer's response, given the 458s history of burning to the ground I'm sure Ferrari would airlift that car out of the public eye to avoid any more egg on their face!

3rd... If Possible I Would Total The Car!!! Smoke Damage + Melted Electrical + Any Other Damage + Now It Has A History= NO RESALE VALUE!!!

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:17 PM
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I hope that everything is going to be okay...
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:56 PM
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I wonder if you had the recall, fender liner problem?
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:59 PM
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How long have you had the car and what mileage do you have on it? Glad you're OK and keep us posted. Best.
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I was leaving the reasturant and the engine started to pop. Then the car started running rough then it would bearly run. The "check engine" light came on then the car must have a siren in the dashboard and it is loud. I looked at the engine and saw smoke, alot of smoke, I shut her down.

Sad about the car but I was impressed by the dealers response. he called back within seconds. After I hung up my cell phone the flatbed truck was calling me and he was on the way and there within 15 minutes. The car is now at the dealership and it maybe a few days days before I know what happened. It is still a new car and under warrenty. I must admit I am amazed by the dealers quick response.

Oh well life goes on

They agreed to sell my ZR1 for me and they have an F40 I want to look at again. Maybe with some thought I can get into it.

Lee

Lee

Bummer...
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