Maserati, the Italian luxury sportscar manufacturer, a subsidiary of the Fiat Chrysler group announced on Thursday that it will recall more than 13,000 of its vehicles as a precautionary measure to fix the faulty electronic gearshift in its cars. This recall is due to the same roll away problem with the vehicle that resulted in the summoning up of 1.1 million Jeep and Chrysler models at manufacturer’s workshops. The complicated electronic gearshift confused the drivers into believing that their vehicle was in park mode albeit it being not in it. Also Read: 48,000 Ford EcoSport recalled in India
The recall will affect the models of Quattroporte and Ghibli manufactured during the year 2014. The Italian manufacturer is currently working on options related to solving the problem through software fixes however no instance of a rollaway vehicle has been reported so far. The whole issue and the Fiat Chryler group came under inspection heavily after the death of actor Anton Yelchin who was crushed under his Jeep Cherokee that rolled back towards him after it was parked in the driveway. Also Read: 75,419 Maruti Baleno cars recalled to rectify faulty airbag
Fiat announced the recall of its vehicles in the month of April this year and said that it will come up with a solution to the problem by the latter half of the year. But due to increasing pressure from the owners and multiple lawsuits filed against the company, the remedy is now in hand. Fiat Chrysler has developed a software which will automatically slot the vehicle’s automatic transmission into park mode when the driver’s doors open and it senses that the vehicle is in the drive or neutral mode.