RECALL Subject : Possible Tie Rod Failure

Report Receipt Date: MAY 13, 2013

NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V196000

Component(s): SUSPENSION

Potential Number of Units Affected: 7,438

All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Mode lModel Year(s)

ALFA ROMEO 8C 2008
MASERATI IQUATTROPORTE 2005-2008


Manufacturer: Maserati North America, Inc.

SUMMARY:
Maserati North America, Inc. (Maserati) is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Quattroporte, 2008 Granturismo, and 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C vehicles. The rear tie rod assemblies may have insufficient anti-corrosion material applied, allowing them to weaken and possibly fail.


CONSEQUENCE:
Failure of the tie rods may result in a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Maserati will notify owners and dealers will replace the tie rod assemblies. The recall is expected to begin by the end of June 2013. Customers may contact Maserati at 1-877-696-2737. Maserati's recall campaign number is 205.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153