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Maserati Quattroporte recall

by David Zatz on

2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS V8s are being recalled to due to a bad battery cable. The recall covers 984 cars made from October 1 to December 31, 2013, and was based on an internal company investigation of a single problem report. There have been no fires, accidents, or injuries.

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At issue is an incorrectly made positive battery cable, which may have an incorrectly placed sealing cap and too few clamps or straps. The one-piece cable goes both to the alternator and to the starter motor. Over time, the end may become loose and contact the engine block, causing starting or stalling problems, with the risk of fire.

The problems are relatively simple and easy to fix: the positive battery cable may not have an insulation cap properly attached, and may also not be properly secured.  The recall will start on November 11, and will involve an inspection of the cable, to make sure that it has enough clamps and that the sealing cap is properly affixed.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304


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