Faulty Wiring Prompts Recall from Maserati North America

Faulty Wiring Prompts Recall from Maserati North America
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October 26, 2015

A luxury car manufacturer is issuing a recall due to malfunctioning electrical systems.

Maserati North America is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the battery positive cable for the alternator and starter motor may not have its insulating cap installed properly at the starter motor. Additionally, the cable may not be adequately secured in the engine bay. These factors may result in the cable shorting to ground.

If the battery positive cable shorts to ground, the wiring harness may overheat, resulting in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Maserati is recalling almost 1,000 vehicles impacted by these defects.

Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to verify that the starter motor cable has a properly installed protective cap and that the cable is adequately secured. If not, the starter motor cable assembly will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 11, 2015.

Owners with questions about the recall can contact Maserati customer service at (201) 816-2600.