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Maserati is recalling some 21 000 of its cars in China over an interior design flaw that could increase the risk of collision, the country’s Xinhua state media announced.
The Italian marque will pull the country’s Quattroporte and Ghibli models made between 22 March 2013 and 3 December 2015 to remedy the issue. And the issue, you ask? The cars’ floor mats beneath the driver’s pedals can snag the accelerator pedal when the pedal’s in the working position, leading to an obvious problem.
Maserati has said that it will replace the pedals on the cars.
While this isn’t the largest recall in motor vehicle history, 21 000 cars is a substantial portion of the company’s yearly sales. It sold 36 500 cars in 2014, which was a then-record figure for the fast-growing manufacturer.
Recalls begin this week and are totally free for Maserati owners affected.