Two commenters on the FerrariChat forums claim that they have received word that Ferrari has recalled the 458 Italia, and an announcement should be coming by tomorrow morning.
Commenter Superquant, a fairly inactive member, said the following:
My dealer just informed me that as of 1 minute ago he learned that Ferrari has issued a recall on ALL 458 due to the fire situation.
Ferrari has determined the cause of the 458’s that have caught on fire was from an adhesive that attached the heat shield under the rear fenders.
The heat shields were attached with an adhesive and became flammable under high temps. The new shield will be attached rivets, not any type
of adhesive. Every 458 produced will get this new part so call your dealer now and set up your appointment which of course is free of charge.
Ferrari is not taking any chances and will replace this part on every 458 italia produced to date. Kudos to Ferrari for discovering this issue as
this couldn’t have been any easy find. Look for an official announcement from Ferrari within the next hour.
Interestingly, the message was posted yesterday, and no official word has been heard from Ferrari yet, despite his claims that an announcement from Ferrari will come “within the next hour.”
However, an older, more active forum member, jeff, proceeded to confirm this comment, saying:
Yep, I just got the information a couple of minutes ago. Ferrari Press Release tomorrow.
His specified time frame would also make more sense. However, seeing as there have already been rumours of a recall (With a different specified cause for the fires as well), we’ll be awaiting an official announcement.