Recall roundup: Maserati Quattroporte, GranTurismo and Alfa 8C image

The Italian based automaker Maserati has recently announced a recall for the Quattroporte and the GranTurismo, because of a rear tie rod assembly.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 7,438 units of the Maserati Quattroporte and GranTurismo vehicles will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem fixed. The NTHSA says that the two “Trident” models have a problem with the rear tie rod assembly, an element of the suspension, which was insufficiently protected against corrosion.

If the problem with the rear tie rod assembly is ignored, then this might weaken and ultimately brake, increasing the risk of a crash and / or injury. The company’s dealerships across the United States will fix the problem, free of charge, at the end of next month. Owners will be soon notified. The affected Maserati Quattroporte vehicles are from the 2005 to 2008 model years while the GranTurismos are from the 2008 model year. The recall is also affecting the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione.