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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Kelson Say, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Kelson Say

    Kelson Say Rookie

    Jun 17, 2018
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    Dear all members of Ferrari Chat

    I have encountered an issue with my ferrari 458 italia 2010

    Every time when i start the car , the immobilizer malfunction warning sign keep comin on .

    I need to turn on and off a couple of times before then the immboilizer malfunction is gone n then i can start the car .

    Sometimes even other warning signs comes out n disappear eventually after i turn on & off with the keys .

    I have send in to the dealership n they told me this was the first case .

    Now they are talkiing to the ferrari factory to hope to get some solution to this issue.

    And at the same time i would look out for some answers that some of the members here may have experience such issue or has any suggestion to my this issue .

    I have try 2 keys but both has the problem too .so dont think is key faulty

    Anyone here has ever encountered this problem with their ferrari 458 italia

    Please share with me here on this chat .

    Thanks for reading n Have a Good day !
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  3. Cribbj

    Cribbj Formula 3
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    I have no knowledge of the 458 as I am a 550 Maranello owner, but ALL Ferraris have electrical gremlins. Here are some suggestions based on issues encountered with earlier models:

    1. Do not start the car immediately, give it a few seconds to "learn" that you're in the car before turning the ignition on and starting.

    2. Lots of issues with poor grounding and batteries that aren't fully charged. Check your battery cables for tightness & corrosion, and see if your battery will pass a "load" test.
     
  4. Kelson Say

    Kelson Say Rookie

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    Thanks for info n yr response .Have a great day !
     
  5. cyljpn

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    Jun 11, 2020
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    Hello Kelson

    My 458 is in exactry the same situation, did u solve that?
     
  6. brogenville

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    Be helpful if you scan the body ecu to read the fault code. Could be something as simple as a faulty antennae in the steering column.


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  8. cyljpn

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    Jun 11, 2020
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    Hello brogenville

    Thanks for your info, I will check for that!
     
  9. Teamrjo

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    Aug 31, 2020
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    Were you able to fix the Immobilizer malfunction on your 458? I am experiencing the same problem with my 2011 458 Italia.
     
  10. windsock

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    Ensure you have no other RFID devises on your key chain. Gate fobs, office fobs even other keys from other brands can corrupt signals. rule out the external concerns first. The antenna is located around the ignition tumbler and the chip is in the key.
     
  11. Qavion

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    Does the 458 suffer from the same antenna problem as the 430? There was a fix on YouTube

     
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  13. windsock

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    I have never seen an antenna fail or have issues. It has always been a damaged key or external interference.
     

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