Ferrari Recalls California and 458 Italia Over Takata Airbags

Ferrari recalls 2,800 California and 458 Italia cars to replace explosive Takata airbag inflators.

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— Ferrari is recalling more than 2,800 cars after the automaker determined the cars are equipped with deadly Takata airbags that could explode and send shrapnel into the occupants.

The recall is part of the massive recall of an additional 35-40 million vehicles the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says need repaired to protect occupants.

Ferrari says the 2009-2011 Ferrari California and 2010-2011 458 Italia cars are recalled to replace the passenger frontal airbag inflators that are located inside the airbag modules.

Unlike numerous other recent Takata airbag recalls where the recalls are broken down by "zones" of the country, Ferrari's recall is simple. If you own one of the cars anywhere in the U.S., the car needs to be repaired.

The automaker says the 2009-2011 Ferrari California cars were manufactured February 16, 2009, to July 8, 2011, and the 2010-2011 458 Italia vehicles were built March 5, 2010, to July 29, 2011.

Ferrari doesn't know when the recall will begin but its dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag assemblies.

Owners of the Ferrari California and 458 Italia may contact Ferrari customer service at 866-551-2828 and give them recall number 60.

Ferrari has recalled cars before due to Takata airbag problems, but a July 2015 recall had nothing to do with explosive airbags. The 2015 recall was caused by a defect inside the driver-side airbag modules due to insufficient glue used on the leather airbag covers.