Recall roundup: Maserati Quattroporte for electrical issues image

Maserati has issued a recall for the new generation of the Quattroporte because of an electrical problem.

Maserati North America is currently recalling certain Quattroporte cars, from the 2014 model year, because of an electrical condition which may lead to a fire hazard. According to the Italian based automaker, in the affected cars, the insulating cap of battery positive cable for the starter motor and alternator may have been improperly installed or the cable may not have been properly secured in the engine bay.

The automaker says that because of this condition, the cable can short to the ground and it may lead to overheat in the wiring and cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash if the vehicle is on the move. The problem may also lead to a fire. The affected cars are from the 2014 model year and they have been sold in the United States and produced between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013. These are the Maserati Quattroporte GTS and the total number stands at 984 units. The recall is said to begin on November 11 and owners of these cars will be notified by Maserati. The company’s dealers will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge to the owners. If you happen to be in possession of such a vehicle, you can contact the Maserati customers service at 1-201-816-2600 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236.