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Maserati Recalls 2018 Quattroporte, Ghibli, Levante (62, to Be Exact) for Bad Welds

Maserati Recalls 2018 Quattroporte, Ghibli, Levante (62, to Be Exact) for Bad Welds
2018 maserati quattroporte

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.

2018 maserati ghibli

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.

need to find a dealer for service? go to service & repair to find your local dealer. to check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: maserati quattroporte; maserati ghibli; maserati levante

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