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Old 21st August 2010, 23:41   #16
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Shamik i would not blame Ferrari entirely. Their fault lies in giving us the car, the rest of the fault lies in a few people being able to afford the car but not able to harness the power is throws at you. The Cars catching fire is considered a company error and i am sure the Brand would be looking into it. I somehow have a feeling excess fuel or fuel that has dripped out when you top the tank upto the brim and is not wiped from the body is the culprit against the engine heat. This is just me thinking aloud .

Wonder what will happen to the 458 in India?
Judging by your display picture, I understand that you shall not hear a word against the prettiest Ferrari in recent times. But its quite possible that the fault lies with the owners.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 00:31   #17
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In the past 90 days, there have been 9 wrecks. One crash every 10 days.
3 have been engine fires and 6 due to feckless driving.
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Old 22nd August 2010, 03:09   #18
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Judging by your display picture, I understand that you shall not hear a word against the prettiest Ferrari in recent times. But its quite possible that the fault lies with the owners.
Haha, no not being biast here atall. It is what i have observed with many sportscar and supercar owners worldwide. I dont find the 458 the prettiest of Ferrari's, infact i find her a little on the ugly side that has to grow on me. Pretty would be the 275gtb, 308, 355, f430 to name a few. Thats just a friends car which he is getting.
Take for example a certain SLK350 which comes to the service center every second week and i am not exaggerating every second week with the same nose damage. The car from its last nose job had barely done around 10kms when i saw the owner had hit the front again on the sealink. The car is back in the garage. Now who do you blame driver or car?
People dont realise these are sort of monsters and at a gentle tap of the accelorator can rage havoc, unlike a sedate sedan that takes a few seconds to kick in.
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Another 458 on fire in China

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Old 24th August 2010, 22:28   #20
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I hope Ferrari isn't planning to do a Toyota, by making recalls and stuff like that. It really looks like Ferrari need to address this issue.
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Another day...another 458 barbequed!

This time in China. Count up to 10 now.

EDIT: Didn't see ir458's post. Mods can delete this.
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Old 30th August 2010, 14:06   #22
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This one accelerated out of a roundabout, lost control and crashed through a fence, ran over some bushes and landed on an abandoned side road. Damage was limited to mostly scratches and undercarriage.

Location : Aberdeen, Scotland

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Finally, Ferrari 458 Italia officially recalled over fire risk!

Ferrari 458 Italia recalled over fire risk — Autoblog
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Finally, Ferrari 458 Italia officially recalled over fire risk!

Ferrari 458 Italia recalled over fire risk — Autoblog
now there is something that our Nano and the Ferrari have in common . Its love of 'fire'.

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now there is something that our Nano and the Ferrari have in common . Its love of 'fire'.
And both have the engines at the back , which catches fire.

Have there been any Volkswagen cars with back engines on fire?

I am just trying to comprehend some reasons.

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Now that Ferrari has traced the likely cause of fire to a faulty adhesive as per the news item published in The Economic Times, will Ferrari give new cars to the unfortunate owners whose cars have burnt due to no fault on their part.


Ferrari recalls 458 Italia supercars after fires - The Economic Times

Now at least Nano can boast that it matches Ferrari at least on one parameter. But Nano fires seem more likely due to cheap add-ons with electrical connection.
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Well, now it looks like it doesn't matter if you pay $2500 or $250000 for a car, they all bust into flames...I just happened read about the article in CNN Money as well.

The reason given by the Ferrari spokesperson "In rare instances the heat shield could become deformed, bringing it too close to the exhaust system and igniting."

Ferrari recalling 458 Italia after sudden car fires - report - Sep. 2, 2010
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Only four or five of them have caught fire due to the mentioned reason according to them. They are supposed to be replaced by Ferrari.
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China has superb roads, little road sense & lots Ferrari buying public. Hence all these crashes. India has hardly any worthwhile roads, even lesser road sense & lesser numbers of Ferrari buying public. That's why we don't see any of crashes here.
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Default Re: First Crash - Ferrari 458 Italia ! (Already??)

We don't see crashes here, coz there are 5 year old supercars in India which haven't even crossed 1,000 kms.

458's are really taking the stick out there
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