Ferrari has recalled more than 350 vehicles in Australia due to a potentially faulty airbag manufactured by Japanese supplier Takata.
For over two years, Takata has consistently been in the news for its ‘exploding’ airbags, which have been linked to numerous injuries and fatalities in a wide range of cars from GM, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Chrysler and more. Over 100 million vehicles are affected by the faulty part.
Ferrari is recalling the 2009 to 2011 model year 458, 458 Spider, California and FF in Australia over the Takata airbags. Of the 423 cars sold in Australia from 2009 to 2011, Ferrari says 359 are affected.
“In the event of a collision necessitating deployment of the airbag, this nonconformity may result in the failure of the inflation device and incorrect deployment of the passenger side airbag, increasing the risk of injury,” the automaker said in a prepared statement.
In the event of a collision, the Takata airbags may fail to deploy, or may deploy with too much force, sending shrapnel into the vehicle’s cabin. Ferrari says it does not know of any injuries related to the airbag happening in their vehicles.
“Ferrari is unaware of field incidents involving the subject passenger inflators on any vehicles to-date. In any case, we encourage customers to bring their vehicles in for service as soon as they are notified that parts are available.”