Maserati recalls Ghibli and Quattroporte for rear suspension failure image

FCA’s Italian premium brand has issued another recall for its upscale sedans, a campaign affecting over 26, 000 units in North America.

Following some complaints from drivers over some suspicious sounds coming from the rear axle of their cars, Maserati has started an investigation over the matter, thus finding that the rear tie-rod to hub assembly attaching bolt may not have been properly tightened during the assembly process. As a consequence of this negligence, the tie-rod may separate from the hub carrier, resulting in a loss of control and increasing the risk of an accident.

The automaker will start notifying owners over the issue and dealers will have to inspect the left and right rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolts to verify that they are properly tensed, replacing them if necessary. Maserati said the recall was expected to begin on July 1. There are 26,464 vehicles affected by this safety campaign in North America, namely model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli models manufactured February 1, 2013, to September 18, 2015.

This notice follows another recall from March, when 28,235 premium sedans had to be called back because of some danger posed by the driver-side floor mat, which could become dislodged and get stuck in the accelerator. In October last year, 984 Quattroporte GTS units had to be repaired, as an electrical risk could have led to a fire hazard.