Latch on Ferrari trunk prompts recall

The recall is due to a defect that affects the trunk. More specifically the issue is that someone could become trapped in the trunk, which unlike many vehicles, is actually housed on the front of the vehicle, rather than the back. Though the trunk comes with two latches, the one on the interior does not allow the trunk to be opened from the inside. It does however make it possible for someone in the trapped in the trunk to crack the lid so that air can be allowed in.

A total of 3,082 vehicles are included in the recall.

Since under current regulations an individual trapped in a trunk must be able to get out on his or her own, Ferrari will modify the latching system so that the trunk can be opened completely.

In situations where someone is hurt as a result of a defective product, that individual might be able to secure damages for those injuries. Because navigating a product liability lawsuit can be a complicated endeavor, it is usually best to do so with the help of a lawyer familiar with such cases.

Source: CNN Money, “Ferrari recalls 3000 cars for entrapment danger,” Peter Valdes-Dapena, Sept. 22, 2014