Ferrari recalls supercars after fire accidents

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Ferrari 458 Italia
Milian, Sep 2: On receiving five reports of fire accidents, Ferrari has decided to recall more than 1,240 of its 458 Italia supercars.

The automobile giant said that through recall it wants to replace an adhesive prone to melting, that is learnt to have caused the fires in California, Paris, Switzerland, China and one other unnamed location.

Ferrari, owned by Italy's carmaker Fiat, earlier launched an investigation into the fire accidents after media reported on the fire prone supercars.

The problem was related to an adhesive used in the wheel-arch assemblies that in certain circumstances due to overheating can melt and eventually ignite, a company spokesperson said.

Therefore produced before the owners of 1,248 cars produced before July 2010 have been asked to bring the cars and have the glue replaced, the spokesperson added.

As to those who have suffered damage to their cars due to the fire, they will be receiving a new model.

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