Maserati Recalls 1,768 Cars Over Tail Light Failure

Posted on February 6, 2012

Maserati has announced a recall of their GranTurismo and GranTurismo convertible automobiles manufactured between June 2008 and March 2010.  The model years affected are the same as the manufacture dates mentioned.

1,768 units are included within this recall, which arose because of a defect in the lamp assembly.  This defect can contribute to a failure of both the brake lights and the tail lights.  Obviously, this makes it harder for other cars to see your vehicle, increasing the probability of a collision with the automobile.

The recall is scheduled to go into effect this month, with the company notifying affected owners of the problem.  Consumers can bring their vehicles into a dealer to have the the tail lamp assemblies replaced for free.

Any number of flaws in the manufacturing process can endanger a driver’s safety, but to a car accident lawyer in Riverside like myself, this recall is particularly frightening.  Tail lights and brake lights are integral in preventing a crash out on the road.  In low visibility situations especially, lights on the back of the car signal that a vehicle is just ahead or that said vehicle is in the process of slowing down.  As a Riverside personal injury lawyer, I hope this problem gets corrected before an accident can occur.

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