Sports car automaker Ferrari North America faced a major obstacle with the engines of some of the California and Italia 458 models which they manufactured. There was an incorrect machining process at the plant lead which led to an improper installation of the crankshaft. A crankshaft at risk to malfunction can pose a dangerous threat while the vehicle is in motion. The vehicle can fail at an unwarned time increasing the chances of a crash.
The crankshaft problem presented itself unexpectedly when Ferrari lent a car to have critics review the vehicle. Ferrari is recalling 74 year 2011-2012 models which can cost upwards of $200,000. Exotic vehicle owners are accustomed to test the speeds of their vehicles and tend to travel at excessive velocity thus increasing their risk of a crash and the need to have a reliable vehicle.
A maladjusted crankshaft can cause the engine to freeze thus having the possibility of a detrimental outcome. Then engine can produce 562 horsepower at eight-cylinders while achieving 14 miles per gallon. In as little as 3.4 seconds, the engine can reach speeds of sixty miles per hour. People are often quoted saying that engine of a vehicle is its heart and the driver its soul. Here, if the heart stops to function, the soul can go with it.
Ferrari has offered owners two options regarding the recall: get your engine repaired, or replaced for free. This will be an expensive recall for Ferrari but it will demonstrate their sense of ownership towards their customers and their dedication to their crafts. They do not want a vehicle that someone has committed paying and large sum of money to suddenly cease working. The machine, being the root of the problem has been reprogrammed to keep this error from happening again at the manufacturing plant.
An unexpected Ferrari California or Italia 458 accident can happen at any time. Be safe, follow the recall instruction per the dealer. When a sports car suddenly freezes and you find yourself injured after a car accident, you need to contact the Law Offices of Byrl Lane. This recall affects the whole nation, including Arizona. If you are in the area, you are going to need a Surprise injury lawyer who has the experience to win your case. You need an injury lawyer who is familiar with all aspects of Arizona law and can help you gain the compensation you need.
Beginning May 2012, Ferrari will initiate the recall. Owners per the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration should receive a notice from Ferrari or are free to contact their dealership to get further information.