OK, now I’m not so jealous anymore, or at least a little less.
It seems that there’s some problems with two of the prettiest cars you can buy in America at the moment.
Number one, the Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione, with all those luscious curves and slightly retro styling that hearkens back to when Alfa was a racing marques to be feared has some issues. It seems that some of the Alfas left the factory with incorrectly torqued front and rear suspension upper and lower ball joint nuts. Oops! That could be a problem.
Number two is the same issue affecting MY 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo and Quattroporte which share the same platform with the Alfa.
According to the Maserati factory, the incorrectly torqued ball joint nuts may loosen with consequent steering wheel vibration, a growing metallic noise and progressive loss of driving precision in the transients. If you continue to use the vehicle in these conditions, it may lead to damage of the suspension lever, which in the long term and depending on vehicle usage, may cause the ball joint/suspension arm to break.
So, if you’re one of the 7,912 Maseratis and Alfa 8c Competiziones to be recalled in the States, contact your dealer or contact Maserati for more information at 1-201-816-2600.