In the wake of several media reports of Ferrari 458 Italias catching fire, Ferrari has issued the recall of 1,248 units.

Previous reports put the total amount of destroyed vehicles at 10 over the course of three months.  However, the Reuters report states five vehicles from California, Paris, Switzerland, China and one unnamed location were affected.

Following an investigation Ferrari determined the cause of the fires to be related to an adhesive used to attach a heat shield on the inside rear wheelwell housings.  When exposed to high heat the adhesive melted and eventually ignited.

All recalled heat shields will be mounted with mechanical fasteners once the adhesive is removed  Owners who had their vehicles damaged by fire will receive a new model, of course.

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