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2018 488 Air bag recall

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by JohnTz, Mar 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM.

  1. JohnTz

    JohnTz Karting

    Jun 21, 2018
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    I just got the notice. Anyone had one of these replaced yet? Would love to hear how it went and how extensively the dash needs to be disassembled?
     
  2. JimPVB

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    I didn't get one for my 488 Spider, checking with my dealer now. (I know about the prior recall for Takata airbags, but that didn't affect 488's as far as I know.)


    Jim
     
  3. JimPVB

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    Yup, dealer just confirmed there is a recall, I'll likely get my official notice soon, likely all 2018 488's.

    Jim
     
  4. flifer

    flifer Karting

    Mar 3, 2016
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    I have a 2017 GTB and have not received any kind of recall letter. When I enter my VIN here https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls it shows 1 recall active as of few days ago.

    Mar 11,2019
    Manufacturer Recall NumberC24100065
    NHTSA Recall Number19V-006
    Recall StatusRecall Incomplete, remedy not yet available
    SummaryReplacement of passenger side front airbag module MY over MY14
     
  5. Viperjoe

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    Yep, I just received the notice today. 2018 488 GTB
     
  6. Gullwing

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    Just to get things straight, are we talking cars made in calendar year 2018 or the weird model year 2018 designation?
     
  7. JohnTz

    JohnTz Karting

    Jun 21, 2018
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    No Idea. Mine is a model year 2018. Took delivery at the end of last summer. It's easy to check. Call your dealer. You will also get a mail notice if effected.

    I am a little hesitant to be the first few cars to get this done. I want my techs to get some experience with the 488 dash first ;)
     
  8. Clembo

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    Mine was built in 2017 but it is a 2018 model year. Letter arrived today. It explained that the recall includes manmy Ferrari cars from 2014 and beyond.
     
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  9. joseph

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    maybe this will help.
    I just received mine. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  10. JimPVB

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    Lots of models.....


    Jim
     
  11. Zinger

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    I received the recall letter today as well. 2018 488GTB
     
  12. Solid State

    Solid State F1 Rookie
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    Looks like the Takata recall also includes all 488s as well. This has been discussed in other forums and you have to wonder why they continued to build new cars including LEs with knowingly bad airbags years after the replacements started. I guess a supply issue. Share your concern about dashboard work. My F12 goes in for replacement next month. Actually debated not doing the recall since its just the side bag!

    They will schedule your visit based on the heat zone you live in and how long its been in the car. My car's VIN never showed up in the NHTSA recall database by the way. Just keep getting notices as posted above straight from Ferrari N.A. Have at least four notices now.
     
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  13. MANDALAY

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    Dont know what happens overseas but here in Australia we log in our rego in a government Takata air bag page and see if the car is affected. My case no
    2018 built 488 GTB
     
  14. wrs

    wrs F1 Rookie
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    LOL! I got two notices, one for my 2017 Cali T HS and one for the 2018 488 Spider I traded it for.
     
  15. sampelligrino

    sampelligrino Karting

    Apr 16, 2017
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    I’m wondering if my currently in production ‘19 488 will end up having this issue lol


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  16. Cigarzman

    Cigarzman F1 Rookie
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    Well this blows..... I received the letter yesterday for my 2018 spider.
     
  17. pdxjim488

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    Nutz, was hoping it would be recall to relocate the horn button. :-(
     
  18. RayJohns

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    I received that notice for my 458 and also my 488. Tossed both into the trash.

    I've crashed a number of cars with just seat belts on and came out just fine.

    Ray

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  19. boogie

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    Mar 4, 2016
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    The recall is based on the possibility that the Takata device will spray shrapnel into the car when deployed.
     
  20. RayJohns

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    They don't make 'em like they used to...

    Ray
     
  21. Motorwerks

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    May 8, 2013
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    Made an appointment to have mine replaced next week at my dealer. Said it's a half day turnaround
     
  22. JohnTz

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    Jun 21, 2018
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    Please let us know how it goes and how much of the dash has to be removed. Thanks
     

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