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by David Zalstein

Maserati is recalling almost $7 million worth of its high-end luxury vehicles across Australia due to a defect with the cars’ tyre pressure monitoring systems.

The recall of 24 vehicles is spread evenly across three Maserati models, the Quattroporte, GranCabrio, and GranTurismo – the GranTurismo MC Stradale is unaffected – totalling around $6.9 million worth of Italian machinery.

Maserati Grancabrio

According to the official recall notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website, the defect stems from a fault in the tyre pressure monitoring electric control unit.

“If the tyre pressure monitoring electric control unit is faulty, one or more warning lights may light up and give a false low pressure reading.”

Maserati Granturismo

Edward Rowe from Maserati’s Australian distributor, Ateco Automotive, told CarAdvice that Maserati has already contacted the affected owners with most of the cars already having had their control units checked.

Vehicles found to have a unit from the defective batch will receive a replacement.

“The check takes minutes, the replacement around an hour,” Rowe said.

Maserati Quattroporte

There have been no reports of any incidents or injuries as a result of the issue.

In March this year, 132 Maserati GranTurismo coupes and one Maserati GranCabrio convertible were recalled in Australia for a defect with the sports cars’ rear lights and back in early October, another tyre pressure monitoring system fault triggered the recall of more than $11.5 million worth of Aston Martin V12 Vantage sports cars.




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