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Blackraven
02-22-2012, 04:04 PM
I really like the FF (and I felt that it is definitely better than the 612 it replaced)..........but after hearing this news, I'm starting to have some minor apprehensions about the build quality and reliability of Ferrari vehicles to date.

http://www.worldcarfans.com/112022041397/ferrari-ff-on-fire-in-china

Another self-immolation has occured in China again, but this time it's not a Tibetan Buddhist monk protesting China's rule over Tibet - it's a Ferrari FF.

The Ferrari Four, four-seater, four-wheel drive supercar was driving down Shi Bo Avenue in Shanghai when smoke began to billow out from underneath the car followed by flames. Emergency services arrived on the scene quickly and extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

Chinese media have quoted Ferrari China saying that an investigation into the cause is currently under way.

Initial speculation suggests that the FF was driving at slow speeds in traffic for an extended period of time causing materials to overheat and catch fire.

Looking at the photos, this could be a possibility as the smoke and flames are concentrated under the cabin of the vehicle and not the engine. The hottest components in this area are the exhaust pipes which can certainly cause a fire if something flammable is in close proximity.

This latest Ferrari fire follows a recall of 1,248 Ferrari 458 Italias which saw 10 units spontaneously combust within a period of three months back in 2010.

Hopefully, Ferrari does not repeat the 458 fires as this is not the first FF to catch fire.


Source: carschina.com via chinacartimes.com

Read more: http://www.worldcarfans.com/112022041397/ferrari-ff-on-fire-in-china#ixzz1n7fDn75b

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It is worrying indeed and I'm puzzled how a problem like this still occurred. I remember they have videos showing extreme weather testing of the new FF in hot places like Arizona, Argentina and extremely hot Middle East (Dubai and Abu Dhabi included). I thought Ferrari learned from 458 incidents (???)

swizzle
02-25-2012, 04:52 AM
warranty replacement?

boston
03-15-2012, 03:08 PM
Someday soon, nobody will care if a Ferrari goes up in flames.

AM2
05-28-2012, 11:57 PM
I'm no longer surprised when a Ferrari catches fire. It just happens too often.

Ascariss
05-29-2012, 11:35 AM
http://www.worldcarfans.com/112052844809/ferrari-ff-bursts-into-flames-in-poland

ouch.

DoMiNo
05-29-2012, 12:23 PM
Every time a Ferrari catches fire, someone at Lamborghini is like

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/2/kip_yes.gif

Blackraven
04-29-2014, 07:39 PM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/-wNvFYjK10mI/U16rj4l724I/AAAAAAAQ6mg/t3H_gCWNDk8/s1600/Ferrari-FF-1%25255B3%25255D.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/-1enq1NwPxc8/U16roDEWUiI/AAAAAAAQ6mw/1XpDsTaadRs/s1600/Ferrari-FF-2%25255B3%25255D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-7jjQrZTgTsU/U16ruJe45cI/AAAAAAAQ6m8/vTMOOfdjRuI/s1600/Ferrari-FF-3%25255B3%25255D.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/-dnFtlTlPH2c/U16rwyh-WoI/AAAAAAAQ6nQ/WyBsfo2LOZ8/s1600/Ferrari-FF-4%25255B3%25255D.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-9y31HI-SvLE/U16r3QzPxAI/AAAAAAAQ6ng/Zyb4TCF32-8/s1600/Ferrari-FF-5%25255B3%25255D.jpg

http://www.worldcarfans.com/114042974220/ferrari-ff-goes-up-in-flames-in-hong-kong

Italian cars (in general)

SUPERB DESIGN
BUT
PISS-POOR RELIABILITY


P.S.
Still won't deter me though from ever buying a Ferrari FF, 458 Spider or a California Turbo. :D :P

exl500
04-30-2014, 02:31 AM
I hate to say it, but I'd never buy Italian again. Three times burned; once with a car, twice with appliances. They break.

mick78
04-30-2014, 08:09 AM
I do have the impression that whatever supercar you google together with "fire", there will be more than enough results. Ferraris, Lamborghini (Gallardo esp.), Porsche 911 GT3, etc etc. It's not like such news would still raise my pulse...

boston
04-30-2014, 02:32 PM
Surprised given the media interest in car recalls that nobody notices here in the US....

Blackraven
04-30-2014, 08:33 PM
I thought Ferrari would've learned their lesson after the 458 fire and recall incidents.........I guess not.

Rumors and speculation state that the problems may lie in the complex AWD system that Ferrari is using. Perhaps something to do with defective heat shields on early builds?

Still, I have to say that only four fire incidents so far (out of more than 1,000 units of the FF produced so far). It won't ever deter me from ever buying an FF or any Ferrari in general.

It's just that yeah, I guess Ferrari doesn't care much about vehicle quality and reliability (at least for the first year builds)

Nath
05-01-2014, 01:08 PM
I was reliably informed by an ex employee that Ferrari have a post production repair shop to fix the cars before delivery

62Lincoln
02-09-2017, 02:48 PM
I was reliably informed by an ex employee that Ferrari have a post production repair shop to fix the cars before delivery

x2

I've heard the same.

Naga Royal Guard
02-26-2017, 04:19 PM
Nath's post is 3 years old, dont think he has been here in quite some time.