Fuel Vapor Separator may Crack and Leak Fuel – 2017-2019 Ferrari

February 14, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V090000

Fuel Vapor Separator may Crack and Leak Fuel


A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V090

Manufacturer Ferrari North America, Inc.


Potential Number of Units Affected 2,150



Ferrari North America, Inc. (Ferrari) is recalling certain 2017 LaFerrari Aperta, 2018-2019 488 GTB, GTC4Lusso T, GTC4Lusso, 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, and 2019 488 Pista vehicles. The fuel vapor separator may crack and allow fuel to leak.



Ferrari will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel vapor separator, free of charge. An interim owner notification letter was mailed on April 15, 2019. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available. Owners may contact Ferrari customer service at 1-201-816-2668. Ferrari’s number for this recall is 69.



Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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This notice applies to your vehicle (VIN:

RC 69 / NHTSA 19V-090



This notice is sent to you in accordance with the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

Ferrari has decided that a defect which relates to motor  vehicle  safety exists  in certain  Model  Year  2017-2019 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista, 488 Pista Spider, GTC4Lusso, GTC4Lusso T, 812  Superfast,  and  LaFerrari Aperta vehicles. The vehicles involved are equipped with a Fuel Vapor Separator, which, due to a manufacturing defect, may allow a small fuel leak, potentially causing smoke  and/or fire.  We  want  to  assure  you  that  your safety is our priority, and we are committed to correcting this condition in your vehicle.

Our records show that you are the owner of a vehicle affected by this recall.




Ferrari will repair your vehicle for free. The repair involves replacing the Fuel Vapor Separator.  The replacement  part is not yet available, but is expected to become available within 45 days.  Please contact your Ferrari  dealer  at that time and make an appointment to have this repair performed. The time needed for this repair is  estimated between 1 and 16 hours, depending on the model.

If you have any questions or concerns that your dealer is unable to resolve, please contact Ferrari North America, Inc. at +1(201) 816-2668. If your Dealer or Ferrari is unable to remedy the defect without charge or within a reasonable amount of time, you may submit a complaint to the Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20590, call the toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.saferc ar.gov.

If you have previously paid for repair to your vehicle for this specific condition prior to receiving this letter, send your original receipts and/or other adequate proof of payment to the following address for reimbursement: Ferrari North Am rica, Inc., 250 Sylvan Ave., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632 Attention: Warranty Department. Once w receive and verify the required documents, reimbursement will be sent to you within 60 days.

For vehicles registered in California: The California Department of Motor Vehicles, in conjunction with California Air Resources Board, requires the completion  of emission recall repairs prior to vehicle registration  renewal,  per the Registration Renewal/Recall Tie-in Program. Your authorized Ferrari dealer will provide you with a Proof of Correction Certificate after the r call repair has been performed.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Technical Department
North America, Inc. 

PLEASE NOTE : Federal law requires that any vehicle lessor receiving this recall notice must forward a copy of  this  notice to the lessee by First Class Mail within ten business days.

12 Affected Products


FERRARI 488 GTB 2018-2019
FERRARI 488 SPIDER 2018-2019

5 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-19V090-5269.PDF 214.903KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-19V090-3901.pdf 317.97KB

Download (PDF, 311KB)

ISSUED Interim Owner Notification Letter(Part 577)

RIONL-19V090-6274.pdf 271.243KB

Download (PDF, 265KB)

Recall 573 Report – AMENDMENT 1

RCLRPT-19V090-1130.PDF 214.809KB

Download (PDF, 210KB)


RMISC-19V090-1518.pdf 94.552KB

Download (PDF, 92KB)

Recalls Documents



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Last update on 2019-07-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Last update on 2019-07-08 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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