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2012 Fisker Karma EcoStandard

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Front Dual Knee Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2012 Fisker Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2012 Fisker Karma EcoStandard
2012 FISKER KARMA:

Bulletin Number: FAC-316120002
FISKER: FRONT INVERTER HAS INCORRECT GROUND LOCATIONS AND PAINT ON MATING SURFACE OF BULKHEAD CAUSES INSUFFICIENT GROUND CONNECTIONS. *PE

Bulletin Number: FB-A-123
FISKER: INFORMATION REGARDING IMPROVED ENHANCEMENT TO HIGH VOLTAGE BATTERY, DUE TO UNDERPERFORMANCE AND DECREASED DURABILITY CAUSED BY A LATENT DEFECT IN THE PRISMATIC CELLS. *PE UPDATED 5/15/12. *PE

Bulletin Number: FC-370120038
FISKER: ON THE END OF RELEASE CABLE IS ORIGINAL DOOR PULL RING WHICH CAN SLIP OFF BALL. A DOOR PULL RINGS, THAT FULLY CAPTURE AND ENGAGE CABLE RELEASE BALL, WAS REDESIGN AND REPLACES PULL RING ON THE FOUR DOORS AND CABLE RELEASE FOR THE TR

Bulletin Number: FC-390120002-02
FISKER: UPON INSPECTION, HV DC GENERATOR POWER CABLE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY OR DAMAGED. *PE

Bulletin Number: FC-390120002-02
FISKER: UPON INSPECTION, HV DC GENERATOR POWER CABLE CONNECTOR MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY OR DAMAGED. *PE

Bulletin Number: FC-390120003.01
FISKER: WITHOUT REPLACING THE ECU, THE ECU SOFTWARE IS ALLOWED, BY THE FLASH REPROGRAMMING, TO BE UPDATED. *PE UPDATED 5/14/2012. *PE

Bulletin Number: FF-010
FISKER: EXPLANATION PROVIDED REGARDING THE 3 DIFFERENT DRIVING MODES OF VEHICLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: FF-011
FISKER: INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED REGARDING CHARGING PROCEDURE FOR VEHICLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: FF-012
FISKER: EXPLANATION REGARDING COMMAND CENTER TIPS FOR THE TOUCH PANEL ON COMPUTER SCREEN ON VEHICLE. *PE

Bulletin Number: FSC-290120011.01
FISKER: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING UPDATING, WITHOUT REPLACING, ECU SOFTWARE FLASH REPROGRAMMING. *PE

Bulletin Number: FSC-290120011.01
FISKER: INFORMATION PROVIDED REGARDING UPDATING, WITHOUT REPLACING, ECU SOFTWARE FLASH REPROGRAMMING. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-230120052
FISKER: AFTER AN EXTENDED DRIVE, WITH HEATER ON, IN STEALTH MODE, A FLASHING OR SOLID CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (CEL) ILLUMINATES, WITH ROUGH IDLE, WHEN ENGINE/GENERATOR IS TURNED ON. MODELS 2012-2013 KARMA. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-254120032
FISKER: INFORMATION PROVIDED ON STANDARD GOODYEAR TIRES FITTED TO KARMA, WITH WEAR INDICATOR BARS, STILL HAVE USABLE TREAD RUBBER ON SHOULDER RIBS, THOUGH APPEARING WORN. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-278120013
FISKER: INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED FOR REPLACING ENTIRE EXTERIOR SIDE MIRROR ASSEMBLY COMPONENTS AFTER REBUILDING A DIFFERENT MIRROR. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-290120001
FISKER: AFTER EVERY TIRE ROTATION, VCM (VEHICLE CONTROL MODULE) REPLACEMENT, OR SENSOR REPLACEMENT, A PROCEDURE, TPMS (TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM) LEARN FUNCTION, MUST BE PERFORMED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-290120033
FISKER: BATTERY CHARGER CONTROL MODULE LOSES COMMUNICATION DUE TO A POTENTIAL FALSE SETTING. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-299120007.01
FISKER: WITHOUT REPLACING THE ECU, THE FLASH REPROGRAMMING ALLOWS SOFTWARE FOR ECU TO BE UPDATED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-390110015.01
FISKER: BASELINE 611 SOFTWARE IS BEING UPDATED IN SOME VEHICLES. THE ECU IS NOT BEING REPLACED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-390110020.05
FISKER: WITHOUT REPLACING THE ECU, THE SOFTWARE IS ALLOWED, BY FLASH REPROGRAMMING, TO BE UPDATED TO BASELINE 612. *PE

Bulletin Number: SB-39011016-02
FISKER: INFORMATION PERTAINING TO INSTRUCTIONS OF UPDATING THE ECU SOFTWARE WITHOUT REPLACING THE ECU, WITH NEW NAVIGATION BOOT SUPPORT PATCH. INDIVIDUAL BULLETINS HAVE FIELD FIX PROCEDURES FOR FLASH CALIBRATION UPDATES FOR SPECIFIC MODE

Bulletin Number: SC-390110019.03
FISKER: TEST PROCEDURE FOR 12 VOLT BATTERY ALREADY INSTALLED AND REPLACE, IF NECESSARY, WITHOUT REQUIRING DIRECT ACCESS TO 12 VOLT BATTERY. *PE

Bulletin Number: SC-39011018.01
FISKER: INFORMATION REGARDING THE DAMAGED WIRES, UNDERNEATH THE GROMMET OF VEHICLE CONTROL MODULE (VCM) LOW VOLTAGE WIRE HARNESS, NEEDS TO BE INSPECTED AND REPAIRED. *PE

Bulletin Number: SC-390120008.01
FISKER: SOFTWARE UPDATE WITHOUT REPLACING ECU. *PE

Bulletin Number: SC-390120010
FISKER: DUE TO INSULATION PROPERTIES OF INSTALLED HARDWARE, INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO ADDRESS 14 GROUND POINTS IN 12 VOLT SYSTEM WITH HIGH ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. *PE

Bulletin Number: ST-194120023
FISKER: INFORMATION FOR CORRECTLY FORMATTING, DOWNLOADING, AND LOADING SOFTWARE AND FILES ON USB FLASH DRIVE IS BEING PROVIDED AS A SERVICE TIP. *PE

 
Recalls for 2012 Fisker Karma EcoStandard
2012 FISKER KARMA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V413000
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN
Manufacturer: FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 1377
Defect Description:
Fisker Automotive (Fisker) is recalling certain model year 2012 Fisker Karma passenger cars manufactured from June 15, 2011, through July 9, 2012. A manufacturing defect in the low temperature cooling fan may result in a direct short.
Consequence:
A direct short may ignite the fan housing, shroud and surrounding components, causing a vehicle fire.
Action to take:
Fisker will notify owners, and dealers will remove the two potentially affected low temperature cooling fans and replace them with one improved low temperature cooling fan, free of charge. The safety recall began on August 24, 2012. Owners may contact Fisker consumer affairs at 1-855-575-7577, option 2, 6am - 7pm (pst) Monday through Friday.
2012 FISKER KARMA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V241000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 19
Defect Description:
FISKER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FISKER KARMA PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 22, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 20, 2012. WITHIN THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY, CERTAIN HOSE CLAMPS MAY HAVE BEEN POSITIONED INCORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. IF POSITIONED INCORRECTLY, THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH THE HOSE CLAMPS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK FROM THE COOLING HOSES. THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF SAFETY RECALL 11V-598.
Consequence:
IF COOLANT ENTERS THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
ALL KNOWN OWNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED NOT TO CHARGE OR DRIVE THE VEHICLE. OWNERS WILL BE ADVISED TO CONTACT AN AUTHORIZED FISKER DEALER WHO WILL ARRANGE TRANSPORTING THE VEHICLE DIRECTLY TO THEIR REPAIR FACILITY. THE REPAIR FACILITY WILL REPLACE THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY WITH A NEW PART, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 30, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FISKER CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-855-575-7577, OPTION 2, 6AM - 7PM (PST) MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
2012 FISKER KARMA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V598000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: BATTERY: PROPULSION SYSTEM
Manufacturer: FISKER AUTOMOTIVE, INC.
Manufacture Dates: 07/01/2011 - 11/03/2011
Potential Units Affected: 239
Defect Description:
FISKER IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FISKER KARMA PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 1, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 3, 2011. WITHIN THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY, CERTAIN HOSE CLAMPS MAY HAVE BEEN POSITIONED INCORRECTLY DURING ASSEMBLY. IF POSITIONED INCORRECTLY, THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER COULD INTERFERE WITH THE HOSE CLAMPS, POTENTIALLY CAUSING A COOLANT LEAK FROM THE COOLING HOSES.
Consequence:
IF COOLANT ENTERS THE BATTERY COMPARTMENT, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT COULD OCCUR POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
FISKER WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HIGH-VOLTAGE BATTERY WITH A NEW PART AT NO COST TO THE OWNER. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JANUARY 5, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FISKER CONSUMER AFFAIRS AT 1-855-575-7577, OPTION 2, 6AM - 7PM (PST) MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
2012 FISKER KARMA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V004000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Karma Automotive LLC
Manufacture Dates: 06/10/2011 - 07/04/2012
Potential Units Affected: 811
Defect Description:
Karma Automotive LLC (Karma) is recalling certain 2012 Fisker Karma vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Action to take:
Karma will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began on September 8, 2017. Karma Automotive Client Services Team can be reached at clientservices@karmaautomotive.com or by calling 1-855-288-6109. Karma's number for this recall is 5.84.17.001.01.
2012 FISKER KARMA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 19V181000
Component: AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Manufacturer: Karma Automotive LLC
Manufacture Dates: 02/08/2011 - 02/15/2012
Potential Units Affected: 472
Defect Description:
Karma Automotive (Karma) is recalling certain 2012 Fisker Karma vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia. These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Action to take:
Karma has notified owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact Karma customer service at 1-855-288-6109. Karma's number for this recall is 5.84.17.001.01.
 


2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS

  • Driver Airbag
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Front and Rear Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Front and Rear Electronic Parking Aid With Camera and Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front and Rear Pretensioners
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2014 Maserati Models:
No crash test results exist
 
Service Bulletins for 2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE:

Bulletin Number: MAS001319
Notification of changes to the online documentation sites TechInt and TechDoc.

Bulletin Number: MAS001338
New guidelines for use of Blue-On-Line technical support requests and warranty requests for authorization.

Bulletin Number: MAS001361
Notification of diagnostic server downtime for maintenance.

Bulletin Number: MAS001431
TSB on proper procedure for ensuring all door modules function in the event of one being replaced.

Bulletin Number: MAS001520
TSB for HVAC software update to resolve sticking actuators.

Bulletin Number: MAS001622
Technical bulletin on new software for rear floor vent operation on four-zone HVAC

Bulletin Number: MAS001652
Diagnostic guide for brake system noise.

Bulletin Number: MAS001736
Technical Bulletin procedure for ECM Re-Flash for voluntary emissions recall #373.

Bulletin Number: MAS001736
Technical Bulletin procedure for ECM Re-Flash for voluntary emissions recall #373.

Bulletin Number: MAS001962
Circular letter - Oil Cartridge removal/refitting procedure update.


2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE GTS:

Bulletin Number: MAS001319
Notification of changes to the online documentation sites TechInt and TechDoc.

Bulletin Number: MAS001338
New guidelines for use of Blue-On-Line technical support requests and warranty requests for authorization.

Bulletin Number: MAS001361
Notification of diagnostic server downtime for maintenance.

 
Recalls for 2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V831000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 04/30/2013 - 05/14/2015
Potential Units Affected: 6334
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2015 Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli vehicles. During production of the fuel lines, the lines may have been damaged, possibly resulting in a fuel leak.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assemblies, free of charge, unless previously repaired under recall 17V-045. The recall began January 15, 2019. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 378. Note: This recall supersedes recall number 17V-045.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V122000
Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 02/01/2013 - 11/30/2015
Potential Units Affected: 28235
Defect Description:
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.
Consequence:
If the floor mat moves and becomes trapped between the accelerator and the vehicle carpet, it may result in very high vehicle speeds, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver-side floor mat and possibly the accelerator pedal cover, free of charge. The recall began April 29, 2016. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 301. Note: These vehicles are equipped with a brake override system. In the event a pedal is trapped, pushing on the brake pedal will brake the vehicle and enable the driver to slow and stop and turn off the vehicle.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V654000
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 07/23/2014 - 08/07/2014
Potential Units Affected: 139
Defect Description:
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.
Consequence:
The improper crimp can cause a fuel leak and, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the entire fuel delivery line, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 256.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V264000
Component: SUSPENSION:REAR
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 02/01/2013 - 09/18/2015
Potential Units Affected: 26464
Defect Description:
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.
Consequence:
An improperly tightened rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolt may allow the tie-rod to separate from the hub carrier, resulting in a loss of control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left and right rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly attaching bolts to verify that they are properly tightened, replacing the rear tie-rod to hub carrier assembly as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during July 2016. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 303.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V046000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2013 - 12/31/2016
Potential Units Affected: 39381
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Quattroporte and Ghibli, and 2017 Levante vehicles. Adjusting the front seats may cause the seat wiring harness to rub, possibly resulting in an electrical short.
Consequence:
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles, replacing the seat wiring harness, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 342.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V046000
Component: SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:POWER ADJUST
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2013 - 12/31/2016
Potential Units Affected: 39381
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain 2014-2017 Quattroporte and Ghibli, and 2017 Levante vehicles. Adjusting the front seats may cause the seat wiring harness to rub, possibly resulting in an electrical short.
Consequence:
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles, replacing the seat wiring harness, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 26, 2017. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 342.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V424000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2013 - 02/28/2014
Potential Units Affected: 12631
Defect Description:
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.
Consequence:
Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update, free of charge. The remedy software is currently in development. Owners were mailed an interim notification on July 1, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when the software is available. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 307.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE
NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V424000
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2013 - 02/28/2014
Potential Units Affected: 12631
Defect Description:
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.
Consequence:
Drivers thinking that their vehicle's transmission is in the PARK position may be struck by the vehicle and injured if they attempt to get out of the vehicle while the engine is running and the parking brake is not engaged.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update, free of charge. The remedy software is currently in development. Owners were mailed an interim notification on July 1, 2016. A second notice will be mailed when the software is available. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 307.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE GTS
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V686000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
Potential Units Affected: 984
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles manufactured October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the battery positive cable for the alternator and starter motor may not have its insulating cap installed properly at the starter motor. Additionally, the cable may not be adequately secured in the engine bay. These factors may result in the cable shorting to ground.
Consequence:
If the battery positive cable shorts to ground, the wiring harness may overheat, resulting in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to verify that the starter motor cable has a properly installed protective cap and that the cable is adequately secured. If not, the starter motor cable assembly will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on November 11, 2015. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 279.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE GTS
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V686000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
Potential Units Affected: 984
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles manufactured October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the battery positive cable for the alternator and starter motor may not have its insulating cap installed properly at the starter motor. Additionally, the cable may not be adequately secured in the engine bay. These factors may result in the cable shorting to ground.
Consequence:
If the battery positive cable shorts to ground, the wiring harness may overheat, resulting in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to verify that the starter motor cable has a properly installed protective cap and that the cable is adequately secured. If not, the starter motor cable assembly will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on November 11, 2015. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 279.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE GTS
NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V686000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: 10/01/2013 - 12/31/2013
Potential Units Affected: 984
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles manufactured October 1, 2013, to December 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the battery positive cable for the alternator and starter motor may not have its insulating cap installed properly at the starter motor. Additionally, the cable may not be adequately secured in the engine bay. These factors may result in the cable shorting to ground.
Consequence:
If the battery positive cable shorts to ground, the wiring harness may overheat, resulting in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle to verify that the starter motor cable has a properly installed protective cap and that the cable is adequately secured. If not, the starter motor cable assembly will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on November 11, 2015. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's number for this recall is 279.
2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE GTS
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V589000
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.
Manufacture Dates: -
Potential Units Affected: 63
Defect Description:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles. The affected vehicles have an improper Y-connection crimp in the alternator-starter motor wiring harness.
Consequence:
The improper crimp could cause the the battery positive cable to short to ground which may cause the the wiring harness to overheat and result in a fire. The car also may stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator-starter wiring harness, free of charge. Owners may contact Maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737.
 






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