Maserati North America Inc. is recalling at least 39,381 Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante vehicles after discovering two defects that could lead to fires.
Adjusting the front seats could potentially lead to electrical shorts and fires in those vehicles from model years 2014 through 2017, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The company is also recalling 10,879 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles for the 2014 and 2015 model years that may have fuel-line leaks.
The most recent models of the vehicles have suggested retail prices ranging from $71,600 to $145,500.
Calls and emails to Maserati spokesmen weren’t immediately returned outside of normal business hours.
These are the third major recall efforts for Maserati, which is owned by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, in the past year.
In May, the luxury automaker recalled from China almost 20,000 Quattroporte and Ghibli models produced between 2013 and 2015 due to a problem that could affect the rear wheel, according to a statement on the website of that country’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.
Two months earlier, it recalled 28,235 of the vehicles in the U.S. for floor mats that could move and become caught between accelerator pedal and vehicle carpet.
NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls
Recall Number 16V264000Recall Date 05/02/2016Component SUSPENSION:REARSummary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, to September 18, 2015. During the assembly process, the rear tie-rod to hub assembly attaching bolt may not have been properly tightened.
Recall Number 16V122000Recall Date 03/01/2016Component VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDALSummary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, to November 30, 2015. In the affected vehicles, 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.
Recall Number 14V654000Recall Date 10/17/2014Component FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGSSummary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Quattroporte, and Ghibli vehicles manufactured July 23, 2014, to August 7, 2014. The fuel delivery hoses in the vehicles may have been improperly crimped.
Recall Number 16V649000Recall Date 09/08/2016Component SUSPENSION:FRONT:WHEEL BEARINGSummary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ghibli vehicles manufactured March 11, 2015, through May 14, 2015. The right and/or left front wheel bearings may have insufficient hardness, resulting in their premature failure.
Recall Number 16V424000Recall Date 06/10/2016Component POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)Summary
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles manufactured June 1, 2013, to February 28, 2014. 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 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.