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Ferrari F430 Could Be Banned for Air Bag Inadequacies

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Nooooooooooo! Ferrari is fighting for the life of its most popular model, the F430, in the US, Edmunds Inside Line is reporting. The government has yet to decide whether or not to issue the company a waiver so it can continue selling the cars in the US, despite that the model has been deemed not to meet all of the Feds' airbag requirements. (According to the NHTSA, the F430 provides inadequate crash protection for small children and some women [very small women, we'd imagine]). A denial would mean Ferrari would be banned from selling any F430s built after September 1, 2006. That blow would likely stifle the Prancing Horse, which is selling as many F430s as it can build, and doesn't have a model update planned until 2008.

EXCLUSIVE: Ferrari F430 Sales May Be Banned in U.S. for Airbag Issues [Edmunds]

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