Maserati Recalls GranTurismo, Quattroporte in the US
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In time, this could lead to noise, steering wheel vibration and failure of the ball joint stud resulting in damage or separation of the suspension arm. This could result in a loss of steering capability, increasing the risk of a crash, the advisory reads. That's right, the malfunction may increase the risk of crash and, taking into account that GranTurismo's 4.3 unit develops a maximum power of 405 hp and a top speed of 177.1 mph (285 km/h), such an impact would surely be fatal.
Dealers will inspect the torque of the front/rear upper and lower ball joint nuts and, if necessary, replace the suspension arms and hub carrier, Maserati explained in the notification. The recalls are expected to begin in February 2009, it added.
Maserati GranTurismo is quite a state-of-the-art sports car, as it provides astonishing engine performance packed in a luxurious yet stylish and eye-catching exterior look. Equipped with a 4.3-liter V8 engine producing 405 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque, GranTurismo is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in no less than 5.2 seconds. Mated to an automatic, 6-speed transmission system, the aforementioned unit brings a fuel economy of 10.7 and 22.4 mpg in city and highway modes, respectively.
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