Maserati Levante, a new premium crossover. It was only about ten months since Maserati began producing Levante, but already the brand’s debut Crossover has suffered two withdrawals in the United States alone.
Almost more than a month ago, Levante including joint Ghibli and Quattroporte in brand-wide recall nearly 7,500 vehicles over problems with their reversing camera. Now another luxury crossover just 1,515 examples were withdrawn due to transmission errors.
According to a statement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the software engine in 2017 Levante S “may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or the engine to shut down, when the vehicle speed is approximately two miles per hour.”
This problem is different from the previous FCA recall 1.1 million examples of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Jeep Grand Cherokee over the bed unexpectedly associated with electronic shifter unintuitive.
This latest problem, however, is thought to increase the risk of accidents, so Maserati call them in: 1,515 samples from them, to be exact. That may not seem like much, until you realize that account for every last sample of companies have been sold in the US so far.
Model S is the higher end of the two versions of the Maserati Levante offered in North America. It is distinguished from the base model, especially with a more powerful version of the brand Trident 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 – producing 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque instead of 345 hp and 369 lb-ft in the standard specification.
Luckily this, like many other modern problems, is expected to be repaired by a simple software update. The campaign is already running, but if you’re one of those 1,515 owners and do not take you on to reflash, best supervise the transmission position indicator and ready to take corrective action.
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