2008 Maserati Granturismo

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.