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May 21, 2002

Maserati Has Recalled the 2002 Maserati Coupe and Sedan

(SafetyAlerts) -  Maserati Has Recalled the 2002 Maserati Coupe and Sedan because the power steering hose may leak causing a fire.

Number of Units Affected: 352

Manufactured: 11/2001 - 03/2002

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: COUPE AND SEDAN PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE POSITIONING OF THE POWER STEERING DELIVERY HOSE CAN ALLOW IT TO COME INTO CONTACT WITH PART OF THE EXHAUST MANIFOLD.

Consequence Summary:
THIS COULD ALLOW THE DELIVERY HOSE TO LEAK POWER STEERING FLUID ONTO THE HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND COULD CAUSE A VEHICLE FIRE.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE POWER STEERING DELIVERY HOSE AND INSTALL A POSITIONING CLAMP. IF THE HOSE IS DAMAGED AND/OR CANNOT BE MOVED INTO THE PROPERLY ALIGNED POSITION, THE HOSE WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT MASERATI AT 1-201-816-2651.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V130000
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Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA 
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

How many did you hear about?

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