2008 MASERATI GRANTURISMO

Report Date:
May 13, 2013
Campaign Number:
13V196000
Component:
SUSPENSION:REAR

Summary:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo, and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles. The rear tie rod assemblies may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail.

Consequence Summary:
Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Summary:
Maserati will notify owners and dealers will replace the tie rod assemblies. The recall began on June 27, 2013. Customers may contact Maserati at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's recall campaign number is 205.

2008 MASERATI GRANTURISMO

Report Date:
January 25, 2012
Campaign Number:
12V024000
Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Summary:
MASERATI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 GRANTURISMO AND GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2008 TO MARCH 2010. DUE TO A FAULTY LAMP ASSEMBLY, THE REAR LIGHTS (BOTH TAIL AND BRAKE) MAY FAIL.

Consequence Summary:
TAIL AND/OR BRAKE LAMP FAILURE COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VEHICLE VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
MASERATI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE AFFECTED REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 29, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MASERATI AT 1-201-816-2600.

2008 MASERATI GRANTURISMO

Report Date:
January 06, 2009
Campaign Number:
09V001000
Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT

Summary:
MASERATI IS RECALLING 7,912 MY 2008 GRAN TURISMO, QUATTROPORTE, AND ALFA ROMEO VEHICLES. INCORRECTLY TORQUED UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINT NUTS MAY CAUSE THE BALL JOINT NUTS TO LOOSEN.

Consequence Summary:
IN TIME, THIS COULD LEAD TO NOISE, STEERING WHEEL VIBRATION, AND FAILURE OF THE BALL JOINT STUD RESULTING IN DAMAGE OR SEPARATION OF THE SUSPENSION ARM. THIS COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF STEERING CAPABILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE TORQUE OF THE FRONT/REAR UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINT NUTS AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE SUSPENSION ARMS AND HUB CARRIER. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MASERATI AT 1-201-816-2600.

2008 MASERATI GRANTURISMO

Report Date:
December 04, 2007
Campaign Number:
07V550000
Component:
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE ADVANCED PASSENGER SEAT AIR BAG WEIGHT SENSOR SYSTEM. A MALFUNCTION CAN OCCUR IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) SOFTWARE WHEN THE BATTERY IS NOT FULLY CHARGED.

Consequence Summary:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG AND PASSENGER SEATBELT PRE-TENSIONER MAY NOT DEPLOY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SRS ECU UNITS AS NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. ALL VEHICLES HAVE BEEN CORRECTED.