A possible crankshaft defect has required Ferrari to announce a voluntary recall for an estimated 80 vehicles from model year 2012 at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The two Ferrari models affected by this recall are the 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia and the 2012 Ferrari California. Approximately 45 485 Italias and 35 Californias are affected in the United States, and man more are affected across the globe. The crankshaft manufacturing error that may be present in these vehicles has been attributed by Ferrari as the result of a programmer’s error leading to an improper milling of the crankshaft to unsafe tolerances that might result in excessive vibration and possibly even engine failure. Unexpected engine failure can lead to a collision that might result in serious injury or death. An estimated 200 Ferraris worldwide are affected by this recall, but the automaker has yet to announce the specific vehicle identification numbers or production dates of the cars involved. Consumers who think their vehicles might be affected by this recall should contact Ferrari directly for more information. The automaker has not released a scheduled start date for this recall, but Ferrari plans to allow owners of affected vehicles to return them to authorized dealerships for a full repair if needed at no additional cost. According to the carmaker, no reports have currently been received of engine failure involving any of the cars being recalled.