Maserati recalls 3300 Levante Crossovers due to software bug

Maserati recalls 3300 Levante Crossovers due to software bug

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Super car manufacturer Maserati has recalled over 3000 Levante Crossovers due to a software bug which causes the vehicle to stall at low speeds.




In order to remedy the issue, Maserati dealers will have to reflash the software in the engine control module. The fix is free, and it shouldn’t take very long. The recall campaign began at the end of March, and owners were notified by the vehicle manufacturer.

Maserati expects every single recalled vehicle to contain said defect. The vehicles in question have production dates between July 1st, 2016 and December 13th, 2016; meaning all the cars were only bought just a mere 4 months ago at the least.

The problem, in this case, involves a software bug. If the Levante is operating at speeds of about 2 miles per hour, the transmission may shift into neutral, or it may just stall and conk out completely.

According to Auto Guide, there was a claim filed in China regarding a transmission shift to neutral during low RPM operation that prompted Maserati to open an investigation on October 19, 2016. After the investigation was completed, Maserati decided that a recall was necessary and notes that all 100% of the units are affected by this issue.

Maserati software causing safety concerns

Naturally, this presents a safety concern. The speeds in question are common in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and a vehicle that inadvertently becomes immobile may increase the risk of a collision.

In order to remedy the issue, Maserati dealers will have to reflash the software in the engine control module.

 

Edited from sources by Ella Donaldson

Sources:
Auto World News
CNET