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Ferrari recalls cars after fires

By Mary Keshishian     Sep 1, 2010 in World
Rome - Ferrari's decision to recall all of 1,250 cars, made this year, worldwide after reports of a number of the luxury cars catching on fire.
Ferrari recalled all versions of it's model 458 Italia after five of them had reportedly had these "thermal accidents".
Ferrari last week opened an enquiry after five of its vehicles caught fire spontaneously in California, China, France and Switzerland, and another unnamed location.
As a result, Ferrari will be asking the owners of about 1,500 of the sports cars to bring them back so that necessary modifications can be carried out, according to BBC News.
The investigation had shown problems with the mounting, adhesive, heat shields and wheel arch assemblies, according to Yahoo News.
The handful of owners who first reported the fires - and that were later confirmed to be due to this problem - will now receive a new model, Ferrari said.
For the rest of 1,500 people, their cars will be modified to replace the adhesive with mechanical fasteners.
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