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Earlier in the week, it was reported that a recall has been issued for 359 Ferrari vehicles built between 2009 and 2011 in Australia, due to the possibility of faulty Takata-sourced airbags being installed in them.

The issue revolves around a possible nonconformity within an outsourced component contained in the passenger side airbag in these cars. The company said that this nonconformity may result in the failure of the inflation device and incorrect deployment of the passenger side airbag in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury.

According to an official notice posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, Ferrari Australasia lists the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California and FF as affected models.

Now, an update on the matter, from a local perspective. It seems that Malaysian cars are also affected. The Ferrari Far East office has confirmed with paultan.org that 50 cars will be recalled for the issue in Malaysia. Affected models are the 458 Italia, California and FF. The defective parts will be replaced in these vehicles at no cost to the customers.

Last year, Ferrari issued a similar improper airbag assembly safety recall for about 2,600 vehicles globally, with Takata units on the driver’s side being the faulty item. The 458 Italia and FF were on that recall list, along with the 458 Spider, 458 Speciale/Speciale A, California T, F12 Berlinetta and LaFerrari. For that exercise, it was revealed that a total of 11 units were affected in Malaysia.