Maserati North America, Inc. has recalled units of their 2016 Maserati GranTurismo and GranTurismo Convertible over a risky fuel delivery line issue. The units manufactured between 1 September 2015 and 30 November 2015 will have to visit the carmaker’s dealers to get the issue fixed.
According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), the said 2016 GranTurismos and the GranCabrios are equipped with a non-galvanized main fuel delivery line that may wear away and result in a fuel leak. Under certain circumstances, the leaky fuel pipe carries a risk of fire.
In order to provide a solution for the car owners, Maserati will notify the owners about the same and also arrange for a replacement of the main fuel delivery line free of charge. The car maker has initiated the recall from 7 January 2016.
As for the tech-specs, the trident badged 2016 GranTurismo is powered by a 4.2 litre Maserati V8 engine which spouts a max power of 405hp at 7,100 rpm and a peak torque of 460 Nm at 4,750 rpm. The Maserati GranCabrio on the other hand draws power from a 4691 cc 90 degree V8 powerplant that generates 450hp of max power at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 510 Nm at 4,750 Nm. Both the cars can do a top speed of 285 kmph, and a sprint of 0-100kmph in 5.2 seconds.