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Ferrari, Bosch sue over brake defect in US – March 19, 2024 at 4:22 pm

Ferrari, Bosch sue over brake defect in US – March 19, 2024 at 4:22 pm

NEW YORK/MILAN (Reuters) – Drivers in the United States are suing luxury carmaker Ferrari and its supplier Bosch over defective brakes.

According to a class action lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in San Diego, Ferrari allegedly failed to repair vehicles whose brakes could partially or completely fail. “Ferrari was required by law to disclose the brake failure as a known safety defect, but failed to do so,” the suit, which seeks unspecified damages, says. In 2021 and 2022, the brake fluid leaks were not corrected by the recall.

The case was brought by Ferrari owner Ilya Nechev of San Marcos, California. Nechev explained that he “came close to crashing several times” due to brake failure. His dealer brushed aside concerns saying the brakes were normal and took some getting used to. Nechev said he would not have bought his 2020 Ferrari if he had known about the problems. The lawsuit states that a master cylinder in the brake needs to be replaced.

Bosch has also been sued as a supplier of defective parts. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday. Ferrari did not comment on the specific case, but said safety was its top priority.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel and Giulio Piovaccari; Writing by Ilona Wischenbach. Editing by Olaf Brenner. If you have questions, please contact the editorial team at [email protected])

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