Maserati Is Recalling Its Cars Over Acceleration Problems

A Maserati Quattroporte is parked outside a Maserati plant on May 22, 2014 in Grugliasco, near Turin. The plant was renamed after late Italian President of carmaker Fiat, Gianni Agnelli. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO (Photo credit should read MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Maserati is recalling 28,235 of its cars over concerns that a driver-side floor mat anchor could break and disrupt the accelerator, causing unintended and dangerous high-speeds.

“If the floor mat moves and becomes trapped between the accelerator and the vehicle carpet, it may result in very high vehicle speeds, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death,” according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration letter sent to Maserati North America on Friday.

The recall affects the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans made between Feb. 1, 2013, and Nov. 30, 2015, according to a safety recall report. According to the NHTSA notice, Maserati will start the recall on April 29 and will replace the driver-side floor mat and possibly the accelerator pedal cover free of charge.


This isn’t the first recall for the Italian automaker—last October, Maserati recalled 984 of its 2014 Quattroporte sedans because of a fire risk inherent in the car’s fuel delivery hoses.

In a January earnings call, Richard Palmer, the CFO of parent company Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), said that shipment volumes for the Maserati unit fell 11% in the fourth quarter. He attributed it to a drop in Quattroporte sales in the U.S. and China.

Fortune has reached out to Maserati for a comment and will update the story if it responds.

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