Alfa Romeo 8C, Maserati Quattroporte & Granturismo Recalled Over Rusty Suspension

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When buying any Maserati model and even an Alfa Romeo 8C sportscar, the last problem you’d expect to have would be related to rust. Although rust issues are usually assigned to cheap cars, the models listed above have been recalled for this exact reason.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Maserati North America is recalling certain Quattroporte, Granturismo and Alfa Romeo 8C model over potentially weakened rear tie rod ends.

“The rear tie rod assemblies may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail. Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash,” said the NHTSA.

The vehicles subjected to the recall are 2005-2008 built Maserati Quattroporte, 2008 Maserati Granturismo and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C models. Maserati will notify owners and dealers will replace the tie rod assemblies starting the end of June 2013. US customers may contact Maserati at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's recall campaign number is 205.

Somebody must have been playing with the machine, ‘cause it sure looks like we’re back in the 1980s. Not to mention that it reminds us of the angry Chinese Maserati owner that thrashed his Quattroporte in public last week.
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