It hasn’t been a secret that the Ferrari 458 Italia seems to have been hexed as numerous reports have come in stating that the sports car has either been crashed or has suspiciously caught on fire. It’s the latter situation that peaked the curiosity of Ferrari. The Italian car manufacturer recently began investigating these sudden fires and, according to Jalopnik, may have started the fire ball rolling during production.
Jalopnik states: "We’ve heard from one owner tonight that they received a letter from Ferrari claiming a gas overflow tube and gas vapor system were placed too close to the engine, thus creating the possibility of a fire. The owner was told they can take their vehicle to their dealer to receive a fix. We’re currently trying to confirm this report and will update you as soon as we get it."
This recall has yet to be confirmed, but it would definitely be a valid reason for these random fires sprouting all over the place.
It’s a shame. After waiting forever for the Ferrari 458 Italia to make its production debut, owners have to now deal with fixing this catastrophic error that has been killing 458s everywhere.
We’ll keep you posted when more details surface regarding this recall.