Takata airbags can deploy crooked in Ferrari cars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million.

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Takata airbags can deploy crooked in Ferrari cars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million.

— Ferrari is recalling 814 supercars that range in price from $200,000 to $1.5 million each, all because of problems with the driver-side airbags.

Over the past year, the airbag company Takata typically comes to mind because of nearly 60 million vehicles recalled worldwide to fix exploding airbags. While it's a different situation, Ferrari says Takata is the company that supplied the airbags involved in this recall.

The automaker says the following cars need to be repaired:

  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Italia
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Spider
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale A
  • 2015 Ferrari California T
  • 2015 Ferrari FF
  • 2015 Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
  • 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari says they were contacted by Takata in June 2015, with the airbag maker warning of problems with driver-side airbag modules. The defect involves a combination of insufficient glue used on the leather airbag cover and the possible rotated installation of the airbag cushion in the module.

Testing showed the airbags could deploy crooked with the airbag module leather cover detached from the plastic base.

Ferrari will begin the recall on July 30, 2015. Dealers will need to replace the driver-side airbag module.

Owners of the recalled cars may contact Ferrari customer service at 866-551-2828 and give them recall number 57.

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