Maserati Recalls 13000 Quattroporte And Ghibli For Shifter

Posted: Jun 24 2016, 12:32pm CDT | by , in News | Cars & Vehicles

Maserati Recalls 13000 Quattroporte and Ghibli for Shifter
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  • Maserati to Recall 13,000 Cars over Shifter Problem

Maserati is recalling many models of Ghibli and Quattroporte due to a problem in their shifter.

Maserati is known as a luxurious brand of vehicles. It produces classic cars which have no match for the technology. However sometimes the biggest names can make mistakes in providing the customers with best features as well.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administrations (NHTSA) revealed a report yesterday on its website stating that Maserati will be recalling 13,000 cars from all over the world.

These include the 2014 Quattroporte and Ghilbi sedans. The recall has been made due the problem in its gear shifters. The shifter’s faulty lever might let the car driver believe that it’s in park while in actual it’s in reverse. This can cause the car to roll away and cause potential hazard.

Recently Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.1 million vehicles from all over the world due to the same issue. This issue was reported by NHSTA in May. After that Maserati conducted its own investigation.

On June 1, Maserati agreed on the investigation made by NHSTA and agreed the cars to be recalled for fixing the gear issue. The company however also told that NHSTA did not report any complaints filed against its cars.

The recall will look into the potential software issue that is causing the gear shifter problem. Company would take measure to ensure that the software glitches are cleared.

The same software glitch was seen in Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. They have fixed the problem by fixing the software in a way that the vehicle will be put into park automatically when the seatbelts are unbuckled, if the speed gets really slow and is stopped.

The cars will also go in park mode when the driver’s seat door will be unlocked. Maserati might be looking at the same changes.

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