Nearly all 2017 Ferrari models are equipped with faulty Takata airbags that can explode and send shrapnel towards vehicle occupants, a Reuters report has revealed.
A newly released U.S. Senate report indicated the 2017 Ferrari California T, FF, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, F12, F12 TdF and GTC4Lusso are all sold with the faulty airbag. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ruled the airbags legal for use, as they do not become a potential hazard until exposed to high humidity for an extended period of time.
Newly sold Ferraris equipped with the airbags will be subject to recall before the end of 2018. Ferrari spokeswoman Krista Florin said the automaker plans on telling dealers to notify buyers of 2017 model year Ferraris of the future recalls.
The Maranello-based automaker is apart of a small group of automakers still using the Takata airbags, which have been linked to at least 13 deaths worldwide and over 100 injuries. Toyota, Volkswagen, Mercedes and also Fiat Chrysler have admitted they are still using the faulty airbags as well.