Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit

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Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit

Have you experienced a sudden loss of brakes or brake problems in your Ferrari? Concerned your Ferrari has brake problems that might reduce its value or make it dangerous to drive? If you own a Ferrari 2005-2022 model, your vehicle may have a faulty brake system making you eligible to recover damages. If you have any questions about your case or would like to discuss a Ferrari brake failure lawsuit with an attorney, call a Burger Law product liability lawyer today at (866) 934-9059 or fill out our online form.

We represent a Ferrari owner who twice experienced sudden brake failure, resulting in substantial property and financial loss. We want to help other Ferrari owners concerned with this product defect. If you've experienced property damage, loss in value or injuries because of Ferrari's defective brakes, contact Burger Law for a free consultation to see if you are eligible to be part of our class action lawsuit against Ferrari and Bosch.

In addition to Burger Law and founding attorney Gary Burger, we are joined as provisional class counsel in the Ferrari brake recall class-action lawsuit by Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Brody, Agnello, PC and attorneys James Cecchi, Caroline Bartlett and Jordan Steele, Cuneo, Gilbert and LaDuca and attorneys Charles LaDuca and Michael Flannery.

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You can view the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Oct 29th, 2021 Part 573 Safety Recall Report here and their Jul 26, 2022 Part 573 Safety Recall Report here.

An Important Safety Tip

Ferrari has advised that if drivers see a low brake fluid warning on their dashboard, that they should pull over as soon as it is safe to do so, contact Ferrari Roadside Assistance and have the vehicle towed to the nearest authorized Ferrari dealer. Brake failures can happen abruptly after a low brake fluid warning comes on.

About Motor Vehicle Recalls

There are typically about 30,000 parts in a car. When any one of those parts is defective in any way, it can mean you may have paid much more for the car than you should have, and create a serious risk of injury. When a defective product is discovered, manufacturers and government authorities issue recalls to address the issue and ensure no one else gets hurt. This, in most cases, also functions to protect the manufacturer from liability.

Recalls happen in one of two ways:

  1. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration receives enough complaints about a specific issue with a specific vehicle and decides the manufacturer must act.
  2. The manufacturer decides to act on their own. This can either be because they notice an issue themselves, or because someone took legal action against them, as is the case with the Ferrari brake failure lawsuit.

Vehicle recalls are not uncommon. In 2020 the NHTSA issued 886 vehicle recalls, which affected 54,900,946 individual vehicles. Unfortunately, the financial and physical costs of those defects when they are not caught in time are not uncommon either.

You can check if your vehicle has been recalled by using the NHTSA's recall checker.

About the Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit

Ferrari has recalled 23,555 vehicles for potentially leaking brake fluid, which could lead to partial or complete loss of braking ability. An initial recall was issued on October 29, 2021 for the 2010-2015 and 2016-2019 Ferrari 488 models, and was further expanded in another recall on July 26, 2022. You can see the full list of affected models below, which includes almost every car Ferrari has sold in the U.S. since 2005:

  • 2005-2009 Ferrari 430
  • 2005-2011 Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
  • 2009-2017 Ferrari California
  • 2010-2011 Ferrari 612
  • 2012-2016 Ferrari FF
  • 2013-2017 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • 2013-2015 Ferrari LaFerrari
  • 2015-2017 Ferrari California T
  • 2016 Ferrari F60 America
  • 2017 Ferrari F12 TDF
  • 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
  • 2017-2020 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
  • 2018-2020 Ferrari GTC4 T
  • 2018-2022 Ferrari Portofino
  • 2018-2022 Ferrari 812
  • 2019-2020 Ferrari 488 Pista
  • 2020-2022 Ferrari F8 Spider
  • 2020-2022 Ferrari F8 Tributo
  • 2021-2022 Ferrari Roma

The defect centers around their brake fluid reservoir caps. The caps may not vent pressure adequately, which can lead to a vacuum in the reservoir, which causes the brake fluid to leak. If the brake fluid reservoir empties completely it can lead to total brake failure. Failure of the breaking systems can not only lead to a decrease in your car's value, but can lead to extensive property damage, personal injury and even wrongful death in the event of a car accident.

Ferrari is a co-defendant in the class-action lawsuit alongside Robert Bosch LLC and Robert Bosch GmbH, a German multinational engineering electronics company that is the world's largest supplier of automotive components and that manufactured the defective brake systems. Ferrari and Bosch have known about the brake defects since at least 2015, when a Technical Engineer with Ferrari S.p.A. testified in Hong Kong regarding the efficaciousness and engineering of the braking systems within the Class Vehicles at a criminal trial on the matter of wrongful death following a crash of a 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider. But in truth they should have known about the defect years earlier through testing and analysis. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received complaints at least as early as 2018.

Read More about the Ferrari Brake Recall

Ferrari's recall of over 23,000 vehicle models due to the faulty brake fluid reservoir cap has been covered by a number of news sources and consumer resources. Learn more about the recall related to our dangerous product lawsuit against Ferrari and Bosch below.

Am I Eligible For a Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit?

As per any vehicle recall, Ferrari and associated dealerships and mechanics will fix the defective brake system, usually for free. However, that does not cover any financial or physical loss you may have incurred as a result of the brake defect. If the faulty brake system caused you injury or property damage, or you believe you paid too much for your Ferrari given the recall, you may be eligible for more compensation by becoming part of the Ferrari brake failure lawsuit.

If you have experienced losses and expenses because of Ferrari's defective brake fluid reservoir cap or sudden brake failure, our attorneys will help bring you justice. Contact us or speak to an attorney at (866) 934-9059 today for a free consultation.

What Compensation Can I Receive in a Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit?

While the fix is a relatively simple one that involves replacing the brake fluid reservoir cap and updating the software to "provide for a different warning message if the vehicle should lose sufficient brake fluid." However, merely repairing the issue does not compensate you for the damages you have already incurred. Our Ferrari brake failure lawsuit attorneys are seeking the following compensation for our those represented in the class action:

  • Repair, replacement, or refund of money paid to own or lease a recalled model
  • Damages from the diminution of your car's value
  • Treble damages, which would be three times the amount of your actual damages
  • Punitive damages, as Ferrari and Bosch knew about the brake failures for years before the NHTSA forced them to act
  • Attorney's fees and court costs
  • If you were injured because of the defective brakes, then any damages commonly awarded in auto accident claims, such as medical bills, lost wages or lost earning capacity and pain and suffering

Why Choose Burger Law For Your Ferrari Brake Failure Class Action Lawsuit

Burger Law's attorneys have over 70 years of combined litigation and trial experience in a variety of practice areas, including class action lawsuits. Recently, we won a $113,714,632 class action lawsuit against the Missouri department of corrections. We have unrivaled tenacity and legal expertise, and have dedicated our careers to standing up to rule breakers and corporations that think they do not have to take responsibility for their defective products in product liability claims. Some of the reasons to choose us include:

  • Our lawyers can travel to you to discuss your case
  • Burger Law is backed by decades of experience
  • We offer case evaluations at NO CHARGE
  • Burger Law is listed as Top National Trial Lawyers
  • Regardless of your tort claim, we can handle your case
  • Our litigation attorneys are recognized Super Lawyers
  • Product Liability and Class Action cases receive personalized attention
  • We are dedicated to recovering well for our clients
  • Our representation is aggressive and we have the results to prove it

Learn more now! Talk to an experienced, leading St. Louis personal injury and dangerous product lawyer today, for free! We will review your case with you or answer any questions you have about the process of filing a claim and recovering compensation. Call (866) 934-9059 now.

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Join the Ferrari Brake Failure Lawsuit

How do you sign up to be a part of the class action Ferrari defective brakes recall? Just call us. When people and corporations break the rules they need to be held accountable, and you should not have to pay for someone else's mistakes. We will keep you updated throughout the litigation and trial process, and aggressively pursue every avenue to secure you a complete financial recovery. While this may be a class action case, all of our clients involved receive personalized attention. Call a Burger Law Ferrari brake recall lawyer today at (866) 934-9059 or contact us online.

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