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