Exotic automobiles are just that: exotic. As in, rare. While Maserati is trying is darnedest to emerge from the fringes, its products are still less common than competitors from Germany, Japan or even the UK. Which is probably – more so than any superior quality or safety standards – why we rarely see the Trident marque's products the subject of a recall. Although it does happen upon occasion.

Back in the spring, Maserati had to call in over seven thousand examples of the Quattroporte, GranTurismo and Alfa 8C over rust issues. Now that the new Quattroporte is upon us, the Modenese automaker has apparently run into another small problem.

This time the issue revolves around the wiring harness for the alternator/starter motor, an improper crimp in which could cause the battery cable to short and start a fire. As a result, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is prompting 63 owners of the 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 to bring their cars in to their local Maserati dealer to have the wiring harness replaced.
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RECALL Subject : Alternator Harness may Short resulting in Fire
Report Receipt Date: NOV 22, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V589000
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected: 63
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles. The affected vehicles have an improper Y-connection crimp in the alternator-starter motor wiring harness.

CONSEQUENCE:
The improper crimp could cause the the battery positive cable to short to ground which may cause the the wiring harness to overheat and result in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator-starter wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late December 2013. Owners may contact Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


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      Wetstuff
      • 1 Year Ago
      They are calling them back so DOJ can install trackers to see how many hang out in New Jersey. Jim
      • 1 Year Ago
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        Ale
        • 1 Year Ago
        http://www.autoblog.com/2013/11/14/vw-worldwide-engine-light-recall/
        Ale
        • 1 Year Ago
        http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/18/bmw-recalling-three-x3-suv/ LOL
          gtv4rudy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alponzi
          No, Pondnavy is not a gear head nor a car enthusiast, just a troll.
          clquake
          • 1 Year Ago
          @alponzi
          Italian isn't a race.
        Bill Burke
        • 1 Year Ago
        Boy do you know nothing. Italy is a leader in medical science and technology. Your next cruise, most likely, will be on an Italian designed and built ocean liner. I bet you don't take cruises too. Read a little.
      ELG
      • 1 Year Ago
      maybe they can fix the ugly while they are at it?
      Mr.K
      • 1 Year Ago
      Enough with the Italy Bashing. Name me one country who can compete with this Cars: Ferrari, Lamborgini, Maserati, Alfa, Pagani Bikes: Ducatti, MV aguata, Aprilla, Husqvana, Components: Brembo, Pirelli, Dallara, etc The Food you eat, your education, your religion was all influenced by them. They are cheap targets who do not speak English and so cant reply.
        gtv4rudy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Mr.K
        psss Mr. K .. husqvarna is Swedish.
          Mr.K
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          Yep, but they are designed and produced in Italy. By your definition, Bugatti will be Italian.
          cylon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          Husqvarna (bike division ) Washington bough by Cagiva 20 Hearst ago the soldi to Bmw a couple of years ago and teen soldi again to Ktm that shutted down the italian plant in Varese and fired all the workers. So husqvarna Has bene italian forse 30 years
          cylon
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          OOpa, sorry my mobile phone Has corrected some word, any way the point is Husqvarna was italian!
          dearest rat
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gtv4rudy
          Or would you consider Bugatti German?
      RetrogradE
      • 1 Year Ago
      Driving Italian cars is like dating the prom queen: Everyone wants a ride until they realize how much they cost in up-keep.
      D E S I G N
      • 1 Year Ago
      looks like a buick, what have they done?!
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      lol it looks like ****, good luck with that
      dearest rat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Finally had the chance to see a couple of these on the road, and while I have no doubt that they will be more popular, in my eyes they are nowhere near as beautiful as the previous generation. The previous body is still just so gorgeous and still turns my head after all these years. It is the pinnacle of design for modern sedans; the Rapide, or any Jaguar (and certainly none of the Germans) come close in terms of aesthetics. Would love to snap one up a few years down the road when depreciation has done most of its damage.
      roby-
      • 1 Year Ago
      Infact the alternator and electric starter are madre in germany
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