Ferrari recall

After a number of Ferrari 458 Italias have burst into flames, the Italian manufacturer has decided to recall 1,248 of the cars including 50 in Britain.

Incidents have been reported in California, Paris, China and Switzerland, the cars suddenly bursting into flames or crashing and prompting speculation that the car is jinxed.

However, the problem appears to be with the glue used to secure the wheel arch lining to the chassis which has been overheating, and on hot days and when the cars have been driven for long periods at high speed, it catches fire. Recalls by Ferrari are rare, but nevertheless embarrassing for the prestige manufacturer.

The repairs are expected to take about half a day.

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