This is a similar problem as the one several other FCA US vehicles are facing.

Maserati is recalling 13,092 units of the 2014 Quattroporte and Ghibli with eight-speed automatic gearboxes in the United States because of potential driver confusion about the luxury vehicles being in Park. The campaign covers models with production dates between June 1, 2013, and February 28, 2014.

These vehicles have a monostable gearshift, which doesn’t physically move to a new position when a driver changes gears. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is concerned that occupants could exit the sedans without the transmission being in Park. If this happens, the models could roll backward and potentially injure someone.

Maserati plans to install a software update to fix this problem, but the new code is not yet ready. The company will mail affected owners on July 1 to tell them about the issue, and it will send a second letter later to schedule the repair.

NHTSA asked Maserati to consider this recall after the government regulator’s investigation into the monostable shifter on several other Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ models. FCA US is currently checking whether the recent death of actor Anton Yelchin might also have a link to this issue. Maserati says it has no reports of accidents or injuries from this problem in the company's products as of June 8, 2016.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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RECALL Subject : Driver may Exit Vehicle when it is not in PARK , 1 INVESTIGATION(S)

Report Receipt Date: JUN 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V424000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 13,092

All Products Associated with this Recall

Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
  • MASERATI GHIBLI 2014
  • MASERATI QUATTROPORTE 2014

Details

 
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
 
SUMMARY:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to February 28, 2014. The affected vehicles, equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and a monostable gear selector, may mislead owners about which gear the vehicle is in and may not adequately warn the driver when driver's door is opened and the vehicle is not in PARK, allowing them to exit the vehicle while the vehicle is still in gear.
CONSEQUENCE:
Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.
REMEDY:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update, free of charge. The remedy software is currently in development. Owners will be mailed an interim notification on July 1, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when the software is available. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369. Maserati's number for this recall is 307.
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.