Maserati recalls 30,000 vehicles over gas pedal concerns


Maserati on Tuesday announced the recall of about 30,000 sedans after a problem with gas pedals led some vehicles to accelerate on their own.

Floor mats in a some Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans can become stuck under the gas pedal, causing the car to accelerate even after the driver lifts their foot off the accelerator.

The issue can occur when a floor mat anchor, which pins the floor mat in place, breaks, allowing the mat to move.

Unlike Toyota, Maserati’s cars are equipped with brake override. With brake override, engine power is automatically reduced when the driver presses on the brake pedal, even if the gas pedal is still pressed down.

28,235 Maserati sedans in the United States are involved in the recall.

Included in the recall are the Maserati Quattroporte full-sized sedans and smaller Ghibli sedans from model years 2014 through 2016.

Maserati is already notifying owners of the issue. Dealers will replace the driver’s-side floormat and the accelerator pedal cover free of charge.

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The Maserati Quattroporte start at about $107,000 while Ghibli prices start about $72,000.

Maserati is owned by the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Written by John Howard

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