Vehicles Affected: Approximately 28,000 model-year 2014-16 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli sports cars manufactured between Feb. 1 and Nov. 30, 2015
The Problem: The driver-side floormat anchor may break allowing the mat to move and become trapped between the accelerator pedal and the vehicle carpet, resulting in very high vehicle speeds and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver-side floormat and possibly the accelerator pedal cover for free. The automaker notes that the vehicles are equipped with a brake override system, so if the accelerator does get trapped, pushing on the brake pedal will slow the vehicle, enabling the driver to stop and turn the vehicle off.
What Owners Should Do: Maserati will begin notifying owners April 29. Owners can call the automaker at 201-816-2600, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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