The Maserati GranTurismo coupe and convertible models are being recalled for an issue with its passenger-side door latch.
The recall affects less than 300 units from the 2016 model year with the Italian automaker saying that during manufacturing, the passenger-side door latch may not have received the necessary heat treatment to effectively withstand expected transverse loads. That means if the passenger-side door is subjected to loads during a crash, the non-heat-treated door latch components could potentially fail, leading to the door accidentally opening and placing the passenger at greater risk of injury.
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The issue was first reported by the component’s supplier, Magna, after a latch failed to meet proper specs during a routine test. In addition, the components were accidentally mislabeled as being heat-treated. Upon discovery, Maserati quickly launched an investigation and issued the recall.
Those with affected vehicles will receive a new door latch assembly that will take about an hour to install.
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