Ferrari North America issues stop-sale order over Ferrari 488 GTB fire risk

Ferrari has ordered its North American dealerships to stop sales of its turbocharged 488 GTB after it discovered a faulty fuel line – which could result in the £184,000 supercar going up in flames.

It comes days after Ferrari North America recalled the California T over the same issue.

But, unlike the California T recall (which is said to affect around 185 vehicles in the States), the issue with the 488 GTB has been discovered before any have been delivered to owners. This means the 119 affected cars will be fixed before they leave dealerships.

In a statement, the company was keen to point out that the fault was discovered during routine testing. No cars have gone up in flames, and no one has been injured.

It’s not clear whether the issue affects any of the vehicles sold in Europe.