Recall Alert: Maserati and Alfa Romeo Recalling Quattroporte, Granturismo, and 8C for Corroded Rear Tie Rods

By Trevor Dorchies | May 21, 2013
Both Maserati and Alfa Romeo are recalling select vehicles over concerns of rear tie rods that have the potential to rust. This is cause for concern because these rusty tie rods can weaken and may even break, causing the vehicle to loss control. Maserati is blaming the faux pas on a lack of anti-corrosion material applied to the rear tie rods.
In all, Maserati is recalling certain Quattroporte and Granturismo vehicles assembled between 2005 and 2008. Alfa Romeo is also recalling its ultra-rare 8C Competizione vehicles made for the 2008 model year.
To rectify the situation, Maserati and Alfa Romeo will notify owners affected by this recall and will replace the rear tie rods free of charge. This recall is expected to commence by the end of next month but, in the meantime, concerned owners can contact Maserati directly at (877) 696-2737 and reference recall campaign number 205. Owners can also contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration directly at (888) 327-4236.
On an unrelated note, all is quiet on Alfa Romeo's front for making a full return stateside after it bowed at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. This may be a good thing though, and as the saying goes "no news is good news" because the last we heard, the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C is positively, probably, definitely coming to our shores within the next year. Stay tuned. Source: NHTSA