Maserati Supercars Recalled for Windshield Defect
Maserati and some of the people who drive its cars have a serious safety problem on their hands.
The Italian luxury sports car manufacturer is recalling nearly 60 MC20 Cielo vehicles, Maserati recently told federal regulators. The vehicles’ windshields could shift or come off unexpectedly, increasing the risk of accidents.
Some of the cars “were potentially manufactured with missing sealing on the stud retainment of the windshield frame during the vehicle assembly process,” the automaker said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The defect could reduce roof strength in the vehicles and “may increase the risk of occupant injury in certain crashes,” Maserati added.
The recall covers certain MC20 vehicles produced between September 2022 and July 2023.
Maserati said it plans to notify owners of recalled cars by September 24. It will ask owners to bring their vehicles to an authorized dealer for inspection and possible repair.
“This recall is not related to a part defect but rather an assembly issue where the windshield frame mounting stud sealant was not installed,” the company told NHTSA. “The remedy will be to inspect for, and if necessary, install, the windshield frame mounting stud sealant.”
The move follows a separate Maserati recall in April of MC20 supercars.
The automaker said in the previous recall that some cars “were potentially manufactured with a windshield frame that may have ineffective adhesion.”
“In certain vehicle crashes, a windshield frame that fully or partially detaches from the vehicle can increase the risk of occupant injury,” Maserati told NHTSA.
How the California Lemon Law Protects Maserati Owners
The recalls are more reminders that even carmakers at the highest end have a hard time ensuring that their vehicles are safe to drive.
Car manufacturers call back millions of vehicles around the globe every year, citing a wide range of defects and malfunctions. The recalls typically come long after the faulty vehicles have left factories and sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Fortunately, the California lemon law offers some important rights and protections to Maserati and other car owners in the Golden State.
The lemon law generally requires car manufacturers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty.
The law also requires automakers to buy back cars that they are unable or simply refuse to fix. That means compensating the owner for the purchase price, not to mention financing charges, rental car costs and other related expenses.
A carmaker can instead offer to replace the vehicle, but it is up to the owner to decide whether to accept or reject this alternative arrangement.
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If you are locked in a dispute with a car manufacturer over a malfunctioning or defective vehicle, a Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help.
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