Ferrari RECALLS 1,950 F430 Spiders
“The leakage in turn, will cause the convertible top warning light to illuminate and if not remedied, could ultimately leak fluid into the engine compartment causing smoke and a fire, rendering the vehicle inoperable and possibly resulting in a crash,” NHTSA said in a notification posted on its website a few days ago.
Dealerships will install protective heat shields over the hydraulic lines to “insulate them from the heat of the engine compartment,” the notification also reads. Obviously, the service will be performed free of charge, with recalls expected to begin this month.
Ferrari F40 spider was officially unveiled at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show, being equipped with several advanced features for that time.
The Convertible version of the coupe sports a mid-mounted 4.3-liter V8 engine that develops around 490 horsepower and 343 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, the powerplant helps the car accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in no less than 4.1 seconds, with maximum speed rated at 193 mph (311 km/h).
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