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Ferrari Recall: 458 Italia Isn't the Best Car to Kidnap People, Apparently

It's virtually impossible not to love the 458 Italia. Maybe you're not into the looks of nowadays Fezzas, but the mechanical side's credentials is hard to ignore. Boasting with a 4.5-liter V8 that can rev all the way to a screaming 9,000 rpm and a sufficient amount of horsepower, the 458 Italia isn't just a one-trick pony.
Ferrari 458 Speciale 1 photo
But like many fast cars laden with technology, this Ferrari had its fair share of safety recalls. The first major campaign involved the notorious wheel-arch adhesive fires, while 2012 saw the marque call back the some 458 Italias over sudden engine seizure because of incorrectly machined crankshafts. But the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will add another recall to the Ferrari 458 Italia's record, a pretty humorous one to be frank.

As it happens, some 3,082 units of the Maranello breed will visit dealership service departments for the most peculiar of reasons: the secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release when the vehicle is stationary. Because of this, these cars fail to comply with requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401. But here comes the part that'll make you ROFL out loud.

The NHTSA tells that "in the event an individual is trapped in the trunk and the latch system does not release the trunk lid, it increases the risk of personal injury or possibly death." Really now? For real? The 458 Italia is way different from minivans and large sedans normally used by kidnappers, so what the hell is this commotion about? Let's be sensible here and agree that 458 drivers aren't the type to store puppies or children in the ultra small front boot.

Nevertheless, if you own a 2010 - 2014 458 Italia or 458 Spider manufactured between March 5th, 2010 to May 20th, 2013, then you might want to give Ferrari North America a call at 1-886-551-2828.


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