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2009-’11 Ferrari California, 2010-’11 458 Italia Actually Recalled for Defective Takata Airbags

“In the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.”

WASHINGTON — Ferrari North America is recalling 2,820 2009-’11 Ferrari California convertibles and 2010-’11 Ferrari 458 Italia coupes for defective Takata front-passenger airbag inflators, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ferrari told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any confirmed field incidents, warranty claims or consumer complaints involving the subject Takata airbag inflators.

The affected California cars were built from February 16, 2009 to July 8, 2011. The affected 458 Italia cars were built from March 5, 2010 to July 29, 2011.

Ferrari dealers will replace the front-passenger airbag assembly. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Ferrari customer service at 1-866-551-2828.

Edmunds says: Owners of these Ferraris should schedule a service appointment with their dealer as soon as parts become available.

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