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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Maserati Finds Its Backup Cameras Are Struggling In The Cold [Update]

A #Maserati may not be the first choice of vehicle for #driving in cold climates. But when you consider that every model it has introduced this decade has at least had all-wheel drive as an option, it suddenly doesn't seem quite so absurd. Shame their rear-view cameras are having some trouble operating in cold temperatures.

That's the problem affecting certain 2017 Maserati Quattroporte, Ghibli, and Levante models, according to a recall notice published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Apparently freezing temperatures may prompt the on-board telematics system to switch into safety mode and disable the backup camera. Fortunately the problem, in the United States at least, is limited to an estimated 7,481 vehicles manufactured between July 1 and November 14, 2016. Fixing it will require simply updating the software – or, you know, looking backwards when reversing the vehicle.

This recall follows one issued a couple of months ago for just seven Ghiblis due to a problem with their front wheel bearings.

UPDATE: Shortly after "going to print," the NHTSA issued another recall for 1,703 examples of the 2017 Ghibli and Quattroporte over air pressure in their Pirelli P Zero all-season tires.

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