Ferrari has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2011 through 2012 458 Italia and the 2012 California vehicles because the crankshaft may fail due to incorrect manufacturing. If this failure occurs, the engine may seize, suddenly rendering the vehicle inoperable, increasing the risk of a crash.
Ferrari will notify all owners, and dealers will offer vehicle owners the option of having their engine repaired or replaced, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during May 2012. Owners may contact Ferrari at 201-816-2600.