Maserati has issued a recall on certain versions of its latest Quattroporte sedan due to faulty wiring that could cause the cars to stall or even catch on fire. The recall only affects 2014 Quattroporte GTS models, of which there are said to be just 63 examples in the U.S.
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According to Maserati, the affected vehicles have an improper Y-connection crimp in the alternator-starter motor wiring harness. This crimp could cause the battery’s positive cable to short to ground, which in turn could lead to the wiring harness overheating and starting a fire.
The issue could also cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
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Maserati is in the process of notifying owners. Their local dealer will replace the alternator-starter wiring harness, free of charge.
For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V589000) or Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.