Ferrari has had to recall 3,000 of its £200,000 F458 Italia and F458 Spider models. Why? Because the latch that opens the boot from inside only works when the car is moving.
So if you decide to go lie down in the car’s boot, you will not be able to get out if the car is stationery. You can get out only if the car, which has a top speed of 200mph, is moving.
The boot in these cars in in the front as the engines are mounted at the back.
Ferrari said: “The secondary latch for the front trunk storage compartment may not release when the vehicle is stationary. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 401, ‘Interior Trunk Release’.
“In the event an individual is trapped in the trunk and the latch system does not release the trunk lid, it increases the risk of personal injury or possibly death.”
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