The risk of fire and explosion for this supercar comes from the oil pipe of the turbocharger having thinner walls than the original design.
Ferrari and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have just issued a warning to owners of the SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider about the risk of fire and explosion during operation.

A recall notice was sent to NHTSA, including 614 units in the US from model years 2022 to 2024, and dealers were even forced to temporarily suspend deliveries of this supercar. What’s even more worrying is that Ferrari believes this problem affects 100% of the vehicles in the recall.

The main reason for this recall is that the oil supply pipe to the turbocharger is thinner than the original design. This could cause the part to break and spray hot oil into the internal combustion V8 engine, possibly leading to a fire hazard.

This issue was first discovered when Ferrari conducted a review of an undisclosed new model in July 2023 – possibly the SF90 XX Stradale and SF90 XX Spider. During the period from August to September 2023, Ferrari discovered additional defects related to the thickness of this part, which did not comply with the company’s specifications. The Italian supercar brand launched a global recall program on October 12 to fix the problem as a precautionary measure. The remediation program will replace defective pipes with parts manufactured to exacting standards.

The recall program includes the SF90 Stradale and SF90 Spider with production dates from November 7, 2022 to September 19, 2023. Ferrari guarantees that vehicles released after September 20, 2023 have been equipped Standard oil supply pipe. A mandatory stop-sale order was issued to dealers last week, because any vehicles left in stock at dealerships were still equipped with old accessories. Ferrari confirmed that there have not been any fires, oil leaks, deaths or any other incidents related to the recall to date.

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