2008 Maserati GRANTURISMO Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

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2008 Maserati GRANTURISMO Suspension Front Control Arm Lower Ball Joint Recall

 NHTSA Recall #87470
NHTSA Compaign #09V001000
MFG Compaign #183
 ManufacturerMASERATI NORTH AMERICA, INC.
 SupplierMASERATI
 BrandMASERATI
 ModelGRANTURISMO
 Model Year2008
 ComponentSUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
 Date of notification13/02/09
 Begin date of manufacuring01/12/22
 End date of manufacturing01/06/08
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/01/09
 Report created07/01/09
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7912
 Defect summaryMaserati is recalling 7,912 my 2008 gran turismo, quattroporte, and alfa romeo vehicles. Incorrectly torqued upper and lower ball joint nuts may cause the ball joint nuts to loosen.
 Consequence summaryIn time, this could lead to noise, steering wheel vibration, and failure of the ball joint stud resulting in damage or separation of the suspension arm. This could result in a loss of steering capability, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the torque of the front/rear upper and lower ball joint nuts and, if necessary, replace the suspension arms and hub carrier. The recall is expected to begin during february 2009. Owners may contact maserati customer service at 1-877-696-2737.
 Recall notesMaserati recall no. 183. Customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .

  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.

 

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