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I wonder if the 458 is gonna get a recall. I mean it seems wierd that there all engine fires. If I had a 458 it would be gone by now
 

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if you had a 458 and wanted it gone because you thought it was going to go up in flames, I would buy it real cheap and enjoy the crap out of it
 

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didn't same thing happen when the murci or gallardo came out?
 

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If there was no internet we wouldn't know 10 458s died already. I don't think its a reason for a recall IMO. New cars become too popular in a very short time these days.
 

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maybe some of these guys don't know a thing about break-in periods...

so its really a matter of 10 idiot owners, not 10 defect cars. the one 458 wrapped around a tree adds to my argument...or should they recall the steering column?

edit: i obviously don't know about this "fire issue" but where there's a problem, there's human error...until Ferrari actually recalls it, I blame the owners...
 

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maybe some of these guys don't know a thing about break-in periods...

so its really a matter of 10 idiot owners, not 10 defect cars. the one 458 wrapped around a tree adds to my argument...or should they recall the steering column?

edit: i obviously don't know about this "fire issue" but where there's a problem, there's human error...until Ferrari actually recalls it, I blame the owners...
I am curious how a driver can cause a fire while driving. :clap:

The fires all started while driving on the street. Not while fueling.

There is no doubt that this is a mechanical or electrical issue. It's not a life threatening issue yet. However, if the car goes on fire when the driver crashes and faints, fatality would be a serious liability.

Yes, Lambo is not immune to this. We should all check wiring and hoses in the engine bay. Anything touching or close to the exhaust or engine should be wrapped with zip tie.
 

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The R8 V10 had this problem too
 

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all I'm saying is how many of these 10 owners properly broke in the car mileage-wise before this happening?? maybe it has nothing to do with that, but where's the recall by Ferrari? I guess they just started investigating based another thread here with article from 8-25-2010
 

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there is no "recall"
but there is a fix that ferrari is doing on all cars as they come into port. It is essentially a vent to let heat escape. that is it.
these burnt cars might not have it. but it is a problem that is taken care of
 

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maybe some of these guys don't know a thing about break-in periods...

so its really a matter of 10 idiot owners, not 10 defect cars. the one 458 wrapped around a tree adds to my argument...or should they recall the steering column?

edit: i obviously don't know about this "fire issue" but where there's a problem, there's human error...until Ferrari actually recalls it, I blame the owners...
I wouldn't say it's fair to call the 458 owners idiots. First of all, if someone can afford a 458 they most likely have some kind of intelligence. Second, even if they drove the shit out of the car before the break in period the car should never catch on fire; that would be the fault of Ferrari.
 

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wait... why does your driving ability have anything to do with the product lighting itself on fire again?

I suck at cooking but if my grill blows up in my face then i've still got a problem and its got nothing to do with my god given talent or lack-thereof.
LOL @ Grill blowing up..


They have now been recalled, though! Im sure everyones heard:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ferrari is recalling its new 458 Italia model after several vehicles were reported to have burst into flames.

A Ferrari spokesperson told CNNMoney.com the luxury supercar is being recalled in order to make modifications to the wheelhouse assembly.

"In rare instances the heat shield could become deformed, bringing it too close to the exhaust system and igniting," a Ferrari spokesperson said.

Ferrari is recalling all its 458 Italia vehicles after five fires were reported in California, Switzerland, China and France.

Deliveries of the car in the U.S. began this summer. It has a 4.5-liter 8-cylinder engine, 7-speed automatic transmission, 570 horsepower and has a base price around $230,000.

Ferrari said the company is asking owners of the cars produced before July 2010 to bring them in to have the glue replaced with mechanical fasteners.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement saying Ferrari's Italian headquarters had told its North American division about the recall. NHTSA warned that if the adhesive ignites it could "render the vehicle inoperable and possibly result in a crash."

The NHTSA statement said 303 vehicles are being recalled, and owners could be eligible for reimbursement for if they spent money on repairs related to the problem before the recall was announced.

Ferrari North America will start notifying affected customers within two weeks, NHTSA said.

Last week, Britain's Sky News site said drivers of the 458 Italia were "fearing they are jinxed after 10 of the vehicles crashed or caught fire within three months ... It is not thought that the 458 design has a fault, just that the owners have been unusually unlucky."
 

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"In rare instances the heat shield could become deformed, bringing it too close to the exhaust system and igniting," a Ferrari spokesperson said.

this makes me LOL

and it's 1028 cars NOT 303
 
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