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458 passenger, side airbag recall?

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  1. Dave rocks

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    So my buddy (2013 Italia) received a recall notice for the passenger side airbag. Apparently it effects other models such as FF, Cali and IIRC, 512

    Anyone else get this and know the details?

    We are 6.5 hours to the closest dealer (Algar) and he is not thrilled to need to get the car there to say the least.
     
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  3. greyboxer

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    This is probably still the Takata thing that first launched about 18 months ago - multiple threads
     
  4. Dave rocks

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    Yep - I do recall it stating Takata. So, if 18 months ago, why did my buddy just receive this week? He has owned the car for 3 years.
     
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    Yes, this is real. It may have taken that long to track him down, acquire enough replacement inventory, .... who knows? I would call the dealer and make sure they can do it, then arrange for them to flat bed the car to and from, at their expense. Give the dealer some incentive to be cooperative by having them do the annual service while they’re at it.


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    Will do. However, the car was not bought from Algar so not sure they will cover the transportation.
     
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    Have the recall work performed ASAP. I’d post a photo of what an airbag (brand name withheld) did to my left wrist but it’s a bit too graphic to show.


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    We can handle it! Show it!
     
  10. AlfistaPortoghese

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    Dave,

    Got a letter, not from my dealer but straight from Maranello, to have the passenger's airbag replaced. Car was built 2011, new airbag under recall campaign fitted in 2017. Got the letter little over a year after buying the car. From my personal experience, nothing from Maranello is quick, but still 3 years seems and exaggeration.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  11. islandtrader

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    I also just received this recall for my 2013 458. Will get it done in the next service visit.
     
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  13. Dave rocks

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    Wide world is going to take care of this for us. Spoke with my buddy Charlie today and we are setting it up.
     
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    Anyone know if this recall affects 2014 458s?


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  15. Melvok

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    It's an official service dated July 2017 ... called Call Back # 60 of the Passenger Airbag.

    Every owner should have gotten this official document through their dealer. Your VIN is in that letter.

    Any Q's ... ?

    Mail to customerservice@owners.ferrari.com or call Customer Care Ferrari in your country or in Maranello. Their Fax is: +39-536 - 940140
     
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    The timing of the letter is dictated to the manufacturer or distributor (in this case FNA) by NHSTA.

    A very informative presentation was a part of the recent FNA National Dealer meeting this March.
     
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    Got to love Ferrari.....

    So, they send my buddy the recall notice and it turns out his car doesn't need it and it's only 2010-2011 458’s :)

    Big thanks to Charlie at Wide World for helping us though :)
     
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    I actually received the notice this weekend (in the mail) from Ferrari NA that the passenger front airbag needs to be replaced on my 2013 458. Talked to the dealer today and they will replace it when it goes in for service.

    Dave - I'm surprised that your buddy didn't get a notice for the front airbag.
     
  20. Dave rocks

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    Tony - you must have missed the opening post - Yes, that is the same notice my buddy got. However, don't go by that notice - have the dealer run the VIN - turns out the car does not need it - it does not affect 2013.
     
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    Dave,

    That's also in line with the info I got at my dealer when my 458 was in for its yearly scheduled maintenance: 2010 and 2011 cars only. Dealer entered my VIN and confirmed the need for the airbag replacement. Don't know if it affects different production years on other models, like the California or the FF for instance.

    Kind regards,

    Nuno.
     
  22. 338Lapua

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    Interesting because I contacted the dealer and they told me that I was effected. I'll verify with them tomorrow. Thanks
     
  23. Dave rocks

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    Yeah, let me know please. See the link Ryan posted - run your VIN there, Tony. Shoot me a text when you know please.
     
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    Will do Dave. I just ran my VIN on the NHTSA sight and it said that my vehicle had no recalls. I will verify with dealer and send you a text.
     
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    Confusing imo !
     
  26. boogie

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    I got the notice for my 2013 as well. No way I'm taking it in just for that, and I hope it's not an issue.
     
  27. boogie

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    Just ran my 2013 and the NHTSA website came back "0 recalls."
     
  28. eric355

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    Done !
    Airbag replaced last week on mine (2011).
     
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