Maserati recalls 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles

Maserati North America, Inc. is recalling certain model year 2014 Quattroporte GTS V8 vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The affected vehicles have an improper Y-connection crimp in the alternator-starter motor wiring harness.

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.

Maserati will notify owners, and dealers will replace the alternator-starter wiring harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in late December 2013. Owners may contact Maserati at 1-201-816-2600.:

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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