Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: British Columbia
Ferrari Life Posts: 19
Auto Mode & Reverse Buttons
I have a 2005 F430 Spider with only 7,000 kms on it. While I usually drive in the semi-manual mode with the paddle shifters, my wife is comfortable only in "auto". Last week, I was getting the car ready for my wife to take out and tried to set it to "auto" but it wouldn't go in "auto" at all.
Took it into the dealer yesterday and was told that the unit holding the Auto and Reverse buttons is fried despite the Reverse still working without any issues. The cost of replacement is $4,000+ Canadian, which is in the range of Ferrari pricing. My question: Is this a fairly common issue with these cars using the F1 technology or am I special.....as in unlucky...LOL!?
I'm kind of surprised that with all the alternative repair and replacement options for various parts and components, that there isn't yet a more price friendly alternative? Any insight is appreciated!