Maserati Recalls The Ghibli Over Soft Wheel Bearings — Is This The Weirdest Recall Ever?

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Italian carmaker Maserati has issued a recall of certain 2015 Ghibli sedans sold in the United States to replace the front wheel bearings.

The recall affects just 99 units of the Ghibli manufactured from March 11, 2015, through to May 14, 2015, which were fitted with wheel bearings that may have been manufactured with insufficient hardness.

These failure of these insufficiently hardened wheel bearings may adversely affect vehicle handling especially when the sedan is carrying heavy loads which in turn increases the risk of a crash.The recall is expected to start on September 30, 2016 and Maserati will notify affected owners to take their sedans to their nearest dealership.

The dealers will inspect the front wheel bearings of the 99 affected Ghilbi sedans and will replace if necessary. Maserati will replace the defective bearings free of charge.

The 2015 Ghibli is currently subject to four recall campaigns, addressing issues ranging from fuel-leak fires to tie-rod separation.

When the Ghibli was first launched in 2013, it marked Maserati's comeback in the luxury executive sedan segment after two decades of absence.  The Ghibli is available with two 3-litre V6 engines, one a twin-turbo petrol and the other a turbocharged diesel.

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