2005-'08 Maserati Quattroporte, 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C Recalled for Tie-Rod Failure


  • 2008 Maserati Quattroporte Picture

    2008 Maserati Quattroporte Picture

    Maserati is recalling 7,438 2005-'08 Maserati Quattroportes, 2008 Maserati Granturismos and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs because the tie rods could fail. | May 20, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Maserati is recalling 7,438 2005-'08 Maserati Quattroportes, 2008 Maserati GranTurismos and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs because the tie rods could fail.
  • The recall is expected to begin in late June.
  • Maserati dealers will replace the tie-rod assemblies and perform a wheel alignment.

WASHINGTON — Maserati is recalling 7,438 2005-'08 Maserati Quattroportes, 2008 Maserati GranTurismos and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8Cs because the tie rods could fail, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The rear tie-rod assemblies may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash."

Maserati told federal safety regulators it is not aware of any accidents or personal injuries related to the recall. Maserati's North American arm said it received five warranty claims for rear suspension tie-rod repairs for corrosion.

The recall is expected to begin in late June.

Maserati dealers will replace the tie-rod assemblies and perform a wheel alignment, the company said. Owners can contact Maserati at 1-877-696-2737.

Edmunds says: Maserati said it will take about 30 days to put together adequate inventory to fix the problem.

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