Los Angeles Times

Ferrari is hit by air bag recall

- — times staff and wire reports

Add Ferrari to the list of automakers affected by the Takata air bag failure.

The Italian luxury car company, confirming a recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra­tion, said it had been notified by Takata Corp. that certain driver’s side air bags manufactur­ed by the Japanese company, installed in certain vehicles, were defective.

Ferrari has issued a recall of about 2,600 cars, all of them model year 2015 vehicles. The recall affects some of Ferrari’s 458 Italia, 458 Speciale, California T, FF, F12berline­tta and LaFerrari cars.

“The issue is a possible production defect in a component inside the air bags,” Ferrari said in a statement.

The still- expanding Takata air bag failure, the largest automobile recall in theindustr­y’s history, hasalready affected more than 33 million vehicles sold in the United States.

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