Ferrari announced the recall of over 1,200 units of its 458 Italia due to a problem in the adhesive used in the car’s rear wheel arch assemblies.
The recall came after a number of 458 Italias reportedly caught fire in California, China, France and Switzerland due to the adhesive component.
“In certain circumstances, the glue can begin to overheat, smoke and even catch fire,” BBC said in a report, attributing the statement to a Ferrari spokesperson.
Ferrari will replace the 458 Italia vehicles which were lost due to the fire and will install mechanical fasteners to the units which will be returned for fixing.
Ferrari unveiled the 458 Italia in July 2009; 1,248 units have so far been sold worldwide.