In July, Ferrari issued a safety recall for about 2,600 models globally over a possible “improper airbag assembly” on the driver’s side. Affected models in the Ferrari airbag recall include the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale/Speciale A, California T, the FF, F12 Berlinetta and even the LaFerrari, made between December 19, 2014 to April 29, 2015.

Yesterday, CarAdvice reported that Ferrari Australia had issued a recall for 58 cars designated for delivery in Australia over the issue, which involves airbags made by Takata Corp. Malaysia is also on the recall list, though it involves a smaller number of cars.

The Ferrari Far East office today confirmed with that 11 cars designated for delivery to Malaysia are affected. The company added that it will take less than one hour to replace the defective part and this will be done at no cost to the customers. There was no specific mention of models involved.


On the issue itself, the automaker said that during routine control checks of its cars, it found the production non-conformance issue with the driver-side airbags it received pre-assembled from Takata Corp, which was confirmed by the said supplier.

The issue is a possible production defect in a component inside the air bags which were fitted to several cars built in 2015. The recall note from July stated that an improper airbag assembly could see it deploying in a “rotated orientation,” which could result in injury or death if met with a collision.