WASHINGTON — Maserati North America is recalling 28,235 2014-'16 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the U.S. because the driver-side floor mat anchors may break, leading to a concern about vehicle speed control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The driver-side floor mat anchor may break, allowing the floor mat to move and get trapped between the accelerator pedal and the vehicle carpet," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "It may result in very high vehicle speeds, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death."
There are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall, Maserati told federal safety regulators.
Maserati said these vehicles are equipped with a brake override system.
"In the event a pedal is trapped, pushing on the brake pedal will brake the vehicle and enable the driver to slow and stop and turn off the vehicle," NHTSA said.
The affected vehicles were built from February 1, 2013 to November 30, 2015.
Maserati dealers will replace the driver-side floor mat and possibly the accelerator pedal cover. The recall is expected to begin on April 29. Owners can contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-816-2600.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their Maserati dealer. But if you have an immediate concern, it's best to contact your dealer now.