2000 FERRARI 360 MODENA

Report Date:
October 24, 2000
Campaign Number:
00V340000
Component:
POWER TRAIN:CLUTCH ASSEMBLY

Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE STARTER RING GEAR, WHICH IS ATTACHED TO THE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY WITH THREE MOUNTING SCREWS, COULD BECOME SEPARATED FROM THE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY. THIS POSSIBLE FAILURE COULD BE CAUSED BY (1) THE FRACTURE OF THE STARTER RING GEAR ITSELF AT THE MOUNTING HOLES DUE TO AN INCORRECT POSITIONING OF THE MOUNTING HOLES, OR (2) BY THE FAILURE OF THE MOUNTING SCREWS. IF EITHER OF THESE CONDITIONS WOULD OCCUR, THE RESULT WOULD BE FRAGMENTS OF THE STARTER RING GEAR BEING THROWN FROM THE CLUTCH AREA.

Consequence Summary:
IF THESE FRAGMENTS CAME INTO CONTACT WITH THE VEHICLE'S TIRE, A PUNCTURE COULD OCCUR RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL (1) REPLACE THE STARTER RING GEAR MOUNTING SCREWS AND MEASURING THE STARTER RING GEAR MOUNTING HOLES. THE MEASUREMENT OF THE STARTER RING GEAR WILL DETERMINE IF THE CORRECT POSITION OF THE MOUNTING HOLES EXISTS AND IF THE POSITION IS INCORRECT, THE STARTER RING GEAR WILL ALSO BE REPLACED; OR (2) REPLACE THE STARTER RING GEAR WITH A NEW RING GEAR HAVING THE CORRECTLY POSITIONED MOUNTING HOLES AND THE REPLACEMENT OF THE MOUNTING SCREWS.