Maserati Recalling Brand New Sedans Over Fire Risk

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
maserati recalling brand new sedans over fire risk

Maserati of North America is recalling over 1,000 of its newest luxury sedans to repair fuel lines that pose an engine fire risk. It’s not exactly what you’d want to hear when discussing your fresh, six-figure status symbol, but the automaker appears to be addressing the problem right out of the gate. According to the manufacturer, the vehicles haven’t even been delivered to the customers yet.

The affected vehicles include Maserati’s 2018 Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans. Both models suffer from a potentially weepy fuel line in the engine compartment that could leak gasoline exactly where you don’t want it. As customers have yet to take delivery, the units will have to be repaired prior to being picked up.

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall report, the faulty component is from supplier SumiRiko Italy SpA and encompasses all 1,406 of the vehicles manufactured from July 24th through December 14th — when the problem was finally identified.

“The suspect vehicles may experience a fuel leakage, at the quick connectors, within the engine compartment and underfloor of vehicle connectors,” read the NHTSA document. “This is due to an excessive peeling of the plastic fuel line end, during the preliminary phase, before the fuel line quick connector is assembled onto the line.”

Presumably, no Maserati owners will have to deal with the issue firsthand. However, a engine warning light should illuminate if the probablem were to arise on any unit that somehow escaped repairs. If you just so happen to own one of these vehicles and notice the alert, it would be advisable to take it in right away.

Maserati will be happy to remedy the situation free of charge and stated that it will be issuing customer notification letters by mail, regardless of if the repairs take place before an owner takes delivery or not.

[Source: Bloomberg] [Image: Maserati]

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  • IBx1 IBx1 on Jan 02, 2018

    “an engine warning light should illuminate if the probablem were to arise on any unit that somehow escaped repairs.” The term you're looking for is "pilot light."

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 02, 2018

    This is the sort of thing EV drivers don't have to worry about.

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    • Mcs Mcs on Jan 03, 2018

      @singray65: "Yes, EV owners only need to be concerned about exploding batteries." Really? The article was about vehicles in a non-accident situation. I haven't read any articles recently about EVs with exploding batteries outside of cars involved in accidents. Maybe you have since you seem to be totally obsessed with EVs. I do worry about the batteries in the robots I work with and take a lot of precautions, but I don't worry about my car. It seems to be fine. My gas cars are another story. Especially the vintage ones.

  • Kat Laneaux What's the benefits of this as opposed to the Ford or Nissan. Will the mileage be better than the 19 city, 24 hwy? Will it cost less than the average of $60,000? Will it be a hybrid?
  • Johnster Minor quibble. The down-sized full-sized 1980-only Continental (which was available with Town Car and Town Coupe trims) gave up its name in 1981 and became the Town Car. The name "Town Coupe" was never used after the 1980 model year. The 1981 Lincoln Town Car was available with a 2-door body style, but the 2-door Lincoln Town Car was discontinued and not offered for the 1982 model year and never returned to the Lincoln lineup.
  • Zipper69 Some discreet dwebadging and this will pass for a $95k Lucid Air...
  • Zipper69 Does it REALLY have to be a four door?Surely a truly compact vehicle could stick with the half-door access with jump seats for short term passengers.
  • ToolGuy See kids, you can keep your old car in good condition.