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Ferrari 458 Italia to be recalled

  • Ferrari recalls all 458 Italias
  • Reports of five cars catching fire
  • Problem linked to glue overheating
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Ferrari has recalled every 458 Italia supercar, following reports that the car could spontaneously catch fire.

According to Ferrari, an adhesive used in the wheelarch assemblies can overheat and allow the rear wheel housing heat shields to move around. In extreme cases, the glue can smoke and even catch fire. Five of the earliest examples of the car have caught fire, although none have been UK cars.

As a result, Ferrari is inviting owners of more than 1200 458 Italias from around the world to have new wheel arch liners fitted to their cars.