If Ferrari’s are known for anything other than going really fast, it is their advanced braking system. Braking was one of the vital components that made them win constructor’s championships in several Formula 1 seasons when Michael Schumacher used it to sneak past McLaren Mercedes' & Williams' in corners.
However, the same braking system has now put the Italian car maker in troubled waters as it is forced to recall almost 23,555 cars for the same. The number is said to constitute almost every car sold in North America since 2005.
According to Fox Business, Ferrari is recalling the vehicles due to leaky brake fluid, which could lead to possible brake failure. While it may seem that this will be a lot of vehicles, the company estimated that just one percent of the recalled cars are actually affected by the flaw.
The affected cars have reportedly been fitted with a potentially faulty brake fluid reservoir cap, which may not vent pressure adequately. This could lead to a vacuum in the reservoir causing the brake fluid to leak, in turn, leading to a total brake failure once the reservoir runs dry. The fix though is said to be simple - a new brake fluid reservoir cap and a software update, which sends out a message on the gauge cluster warning drivers if the brake fluids run extremely low, reported Team BHP.
The Italian carmaker also suggested that if the cars flash a low brake fluid warning, the driver should pull up immediately and call up the Ferrari Road Side Assistance to have their car towed to the nearest authorised service centre. Ferrari plans to send out notifications to owners of affected cars on or before September 24, 2022.
From the list of cars potentially affected, older models include the 612 Scaglietti and the F430. Other models such as the F12 TDF, LaFerrari, F60 America, California & the 458 are also affected.
The company did not mention any problems with the cars sold in India though.