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.