Exotic sports car enthusiasts be warned: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling a grand total of 62 model-year 2018 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans and Levante SUVs for faulty welds. According to NHTSA, welds on the sub-frame could break, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Sixty-two cars may not sound like a lot, but by Automotive News’ count, it represents nearly 7 percent of all Maseratis sold in the U.S. in May — for comparison, 7 percent of all Fords sold last month would represent more than 16,000 vehicles.
While all vehicle safety recalls are to be taken seriously and prescribed repairs made, a bad weld in the sub-frame obviously isn’t ideal in a car intended for spirited driving. If you’re the owner of one of these 2018 Maseratis — or are just fascinated by the fact that wealthy people with flashy cars got problems, too — here’s what you need to know:
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 62 model-year 2018 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans and Levante SUVs
The Problem: The welds on the sub-frame may be incomplete, which can result in fractured or broken welds, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the sub-frame for incomplete welds and replace the sub-frame, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Maserati will begin notifying owners July 8. Owners can call the automaker at 877-696-2737, NHTSA’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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