Maserati North America issued a recall fro 801 2009 Maserati GranTurismos and Quattroportes due to a problem with rear suspension.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) there a defect can cause the rear suspension in those models to fail. Driving on rough roads or over potholes and such increases the chance of failure, which can very well result in total loss of control over the vehicle.
Vehicles involved in this recall are built from July 3, 2008, to September 30, 2008. Dealers will replace the defected parts, install a tie-rod kit and perform a wheel alignment. So if you own a GT or a QP, make sure to visit the nearest dealer ASAP.
“The rear suspension left-side and right-side wheel alignment toe-in tie-rods may fail due to incorrect machining,” said NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem. “A failed tie-rod could lead to a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash.”