• Feb 6, 2012
Maserati has announced a recall of certain 2008-2010 Granturismo models over faulty tail lamps. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the coupes may have been assembled with a defective rear lamp assembly. The lights could then fail to illuminated, potentially causing an accident. NHTSA says Maserati will replace the units free of charge once the campaign begins this month. The recall covers 1,768 Granturismo models.

Last year, Maserati recalled 763 Quattraporte and Granturismo models over faulty tie-rod ends, which could have led to a total loss of vehicle control. Click past the jump for the full NHTSA recall report. Owners may contact Maserati or NHTSA for more information.
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Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s):
MASERATI / GRANTURISMO 2008-2010

Manufacturer: MASERATI NORTH AMERICA, INC. Mfr's Report Date: JAN 25, 2012

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 12V024000 NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,768

Summary:
MASERATI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 GRANTURISMO AND GRANTURISMO CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 2008 TO MARCH 2010. DUE TO A FAULTY LAMP ASSEMBLY, THE REAR LIGHTS (BOTH TAIL AND BRAKE) MAY FAIL.

Consequence:
TAIL AND/OR BRAKE LAMP FAILURE COULD LEAD TO REDUCED VEHICLE VISIBILITY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:
MASERATI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE AFFECTED REAR TAIL LAMP ASSEMBLIES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MASERATI AT 1-201-816-2600.

Notes:
MASERATI'S SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS 198. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.


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      Terry
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is an outrage! Now I'll have to drive my Bentley to the Country Club.
      SPG1
      • 2 Years Ago
      An Italian car with problems????????? No.......can't be!!!!
        ilmax
        • 2 Years Ago
        @SPG1
        yes, after hundreds of japanese, american, french and german car recalls...
          Gubbins
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ilmax
          For those of you too young to remember, Italian cars were (along with most Brit offerings of the era) notorious for electrical disasters. Complete blackouts in the middle of nowhere, failures to start one minute then kick right over the next, gauges going nuts etc. It's not that the majors don't have recalls, it's the given, everyday things that they never got right, at least then. To see this issue on a modern, mega-dollar Maser brings back memories-
      harleydavid105
      • 2 Years Ago
      What, a recall on a supposedly superior foreign car? How could this be? Foreign cars are no better than domestics. BE AMERICAN BUY AMERICAN.
        Gubbins
        • 2 Years Ago
        @harleydavid105
        Be American--buy what you feel is best for you. (Now, where is that Ford dealer listing...)
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @harleydavid105
        Oh no, a bad tailight. Didn't Chevy just push out a line of Sonics missing brake pads? What's your snappy one liner for that, Buy American, Slam Into Things?
      Gubbins
      • 2 Years Ago
      An Italian car with electrical problems?? No...say it isn't so!
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Gubbins
        German or GM cars have no electrical issues. ... Right?
          wrxfrk16
          • 2 Years Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          He's joking. If you go back to some of the older Fiat's, Alfa Romeo's, Ferrari's, and Lambo's they were notorious for electrical issues. Along with Jaguar and most of the British Leyland manufactured vehicles of the time.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Neil
      • 2 Years Ago
      issues aside... the gran turismo comvertible is beautiful.... though i am questioning why a car of that size (not much smaller than a chrysler 200) has such an unusable trunk... atleast with a 6-series you get more... i will say i love the maserati with its choice of either a 433-horse 4.7 v8 or a 444-horse version. 361-lbft or 376! you know it is only a matter of time before it gets direct injection...
        wrxfrk16
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Neil
        If you look at a Maserati, and question a practicality issue, you should have bought the 6-series. Jeremy Clarkson put it best, owning a Maserati is like owning a two year old, really annoying most of the time, but if someone tried to take it you'd kill them.
      ajt1025
      • 2 Years Ago
      Its only for the rich so who cares
      rrss2lwb
      • 2 Years Ago
      AND Fiat thinks they can sell Italian Chryslers in the US. LOL Just wait till they show up on the road. HAHAHA!
        ilmax
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rrss2lwb
        dude americans didn't buy the german/american Chryslers..
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      ....Darn vendor !...cancel contract !.....anti-pasta ?.....sharaz ?...nice merlot ? ehhhh !
      Bill
      • 2 Years Ago
      Spo they need to tell 3 people that there car needs fixin.
      charles
      • 2 Years Ago
      I own one of these babies,and I loveeeeeeee it.It is fast,sexy,sounds great,looks awesome,drive wonderful and worth every penny I paid for it .I would buy a new one when ever they come out with one,providing it looks as good as the current one.But they will have to do really well to out do this current car.
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