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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