If you're the owner of an all-new Maserati Quattroporte, you may want to give Maserati a call or check if this bulletin applies to you.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 2014 model year Quattroporte GTS V8s have been recalled due to electrical issues. And, this isn't a minor issue. Essentially, it is possible for a Quattroporte's wiring to become compromised and the vehicle could catch fire or stall. Obviously, neither are great options.
Would YOU give Maserati a pass on this recall are would you chalk this up to the brand's questionable reliability, which has never really been the marque's selling point?
NHTSA's recall notice follows:
RECALL Subject : Alternator Harness may Short resulting in Fire
Report Receipt Date: NOV 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V589000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 63
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles. The affected vehicles have an improper Y-connection crimp in the alternator-starter motor wiring harness.
The improper crimp could cause the the battery positive cable to short to ground which may cause the the wiring harness to overheat and result in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator-starter wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late December 2013. Owners may contact Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.