Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione And Maseratis Recalled in the US

Friday January 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 AM
Posted by: tonyb

Alfa Romeo 8C Competiziones 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.

Source: CarScoop

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Maserati Quattroporte Gets a Facelift for 2009

Monday June 23rd, 2008 at 7:66 AM
Posted by: Derek

2009 Maserati Quattroporte S

Maserati has facelifted the Quattroporte for 2009

Styling changes include a new front fascia with vertical slots à la the GranTurismo, new front and rear lights, new side mirrors and a revised interior with a new navigation system.

The Quattroporte has Maserati’s familiar 400-hp, 4.2-liter V8, while the S uses the new 4.7-liter, 425-hp V8 recently introduced on the GranTurismo S. A six-speed ZF automatic is standard with either engine.

The ’09 Quattroporte goes on sale late this year.

Below is the official press release from Maserati

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