Even the esteemed Ferrari, specifically the 458 and California, apparently aren't perfect.
But a crankshaft issue? As odd as it may sound, Ferrari is recalling a combined 206 Califiornia and 458 models worldwide.
The problem is caused by an incorrect finish to the models' crankshaft. As a result, unwanted vibrations can damage the engine
"We are writing to all clients affected now, asking them to return the car to a dealer for the work to be done,"Ferrari spokesman said.
Article Last Updated: May 25, 2012.
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