Recall alert: 23,000 Ferraris dating back to 2005 recalled for potential brake failure

Luxury automaker Ferrari is recalling thousands of cars for an issue that could render the brakes ineffective.

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In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ferrari said it had found a potential problem with the vehicles’ brake fluid reservoir cap that could lead to a leak and “partial or total loss of brake function.”

Ferrari said that 23,555 vehicles were impacted by the recall, which is a significant number for the automaker because of how few cars are manufactured each year. Ferrari manufacturers approximately 8,000 vehicles each year, which cost anywhere from $200,000 to more than $300,000, CNBC reported.

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The models covered by the recall include some which have not been in production for more than a decade, including the 2005-2009 Ferrari 430 and 2005-2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti, CNET reported.

Ferrari said that its dealers will replace the faulty brake fluid reservoir cap and update the vehicle’s software to provide a new warning message, free of charge. Letters are expected to be sent to owners in September.

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Ferrari has dealt with a similar issue with its vehicles before, with nearly 10,000 of its 2010-2015 458 and 2016-2019 488 models recalled for the same issue, CNET reported.