Ferrari Recalls $231,000 California T Over Possible Fuel Leaks

  • Recall covers vehicles made over two-month period in 2015
  • Low-pressure fuel line connection may create fire risk

Ferrari California T at the 107th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place in Chicago on Feb. 12.

Photographer: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Ferrari North America Inc. recalled the 2016 California T convertibles it made over a two-month period this year because of the risk of fuel leaks.

The California Ts produced between Sept. 8 and Nov. 11 may have a low-pressure fuel line that doesn’t connect properly to the fuel-pump feed pipe, creating a fire risk, the U.S. National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration said in an advisory on its website today. Ferrari, in documents submitted to NHTSA, blamed a manufacturing defect in a part made by a supplier.

The model has a base price of $231,606, according to the Car Guide. More than 50 Ferrari dealers from Beverly Hills, California, to Philadelphia received notices to stop sales of the vehicles on Nov. 23. The company has notified owners of the 185 luxury cars potentially affected and dealers will replace the low-pressure fuel assembly at no cost, the advisory said. The recall began Dec. 14.