WASHINGTON — Maserati North America is recalling 13,092 2014 Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans in the U.S. because of a rollaway risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"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 the 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," NHTSA said in its recall summary.
It added: "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."
There are no consumer complaints of vehicle rollaway, Maserati told federal safety regulators.
The affected vehicles were built from June 1, 2013 to February 23, 2014.
Maserati dealers will perform a software update, but the remedy is still in development. Owners will receive an interim notification on July 1 and a second when the software is available.
Owners can contact Maserati customer service at 1-201-510-2369.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should stay in close contact with their dealer for the latest information on this recall.