Is Your Maserati a Lemon?
If you are the owner or lessee of Maserati Levante SUV in California, you need to be informed of a recall for roughly 3,300 vehicles with a potentially dangerous engine software glitch. An announcement by Maserati was issued to alert drivers of a problem that causes the transmission to shut down or slip into neutral without warning. The state of California provides Maserati consumers with strong regulations to enforce manufacturer and dealership vehicle warranties.
California's Lemon Law, also known as Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (CWA), entitles buyers of new, certified pre-owned and leased Maserati luxury vehicles legal protection against defective vehicles. A Lemon Law claim for a recalled vehicle based on a safety defect, like the Maserati Levante SUV recall, ensures you will not be stuck with a defective vehicle. Legal options include financial reimbursement for repairs, the cancellation of the sales contract or a replacement vehicle.
Give our California lemon attorneys at Johnson Attorneys Group a call today at 1-800-558-1087 today to get started on your Maserati lemon law claim.
Contact an experienced Maserati Lemon Law Attorney in California for a FREE case review of your Lemon Law case. Attorney James Johnson and his team of Lemon Law Advocates have the experience and necessary resources to make sure Maserati's manufacturer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, honor your manufacturer warranty, extended warranty and/or the dealer warranty.
Consumer Protection for Recalled Maserati Vehicles
The 2017 Maserati Levante SUV recall warns owners of a serious safety hazard as a result of the engine software glitch. The main hazard is the risk of collision if the vehicle slips into neutral or completely shuts off without warning, particularly during very low RPM at speeds of approximately two miles per hour or in stop-and-go traffic.
As with a previous recall for the Levante S, the manufacturer intends to fix the problem by uploading new software into the defective vehicle's engine control modules. California consumer legal protection for recalled Maserati vehicles ensures the manufacturer will cover the costs associated with correcting the problem including the software update.
If the manufacturer's repair attempts are ineffective your vehicle will be considered a 'lemon' in the following circumstances:
- The defect poses a safety hazard. Vehicle defects that pose a threat to the driver or others are qualified for protection under the California Lemon Law.
- Your vehicle is inoperable for at least 30 days - within one years’ time - due to the vehicle's defect.
- The defect cannot be repaired within a 'reasonable number of attempts'. The law constitutes a reasonable number of attempts as four or more times and two or more times if the defect(s) are likely to cause injury or death.
Maserati Automotive Recalls in California
An automotive recall may be prompted by the vehicle manufacturer or The Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for vehicles that do not meet certain safety criteria or have been found to be defective. The manufacturer has the responsibility of informing the NHTSA, dealerships, distributors and vehicle owners.
If you are the registered owner of a Maserati vehicle model that has been recalled for potential safety hazards, you will be notified by mail of the recall. The recall notice will provide details of your vehicle's potential defects and resulting issue(s). You will be given information for about where you can take your vehicle for repairs and the amount of time needed to complete the repairs.
It is important to follow through with the recommended or required actions detailed in the issued recall, within the specified timeframe. Keep a log of your efforts to have your vehicle repaired and a copy of all paperwork including receipts for your records.
If your vehicle has not been repaired with the manufacturer's solution or the dealership does not fix the recall issue within the specified amount of time, contact the experienced California Lemon Law Attorneys for experienced legal expertise to recover the Lemon Law settlement you deserve.
California Lemon Law Compensation
You may be entitled to compensation under the California Lemon Law and related statutes if you have followed the recommended or required automotive recall actions for a vehicle defect and are still experiencing issues with your Maserati. Depending on the details of your individual case, you may seek financial compensation from the liable manufacturer for the following:
- A New or Substantially Identical Replacement Vehicle
- Reasonable Repair Costs
- Rental Car Reimbursement
- Prepayment Penalties
- Early-Termination Charges
- Past, Present or Future Earned Finance Charges
- Collateral Charges
- Attorney's Fees
Contact an Experienced Maserati Lemon Law Attorney in California
To quickly resolve your Maserati Lemon Law claim with the best possible outcome, contact James Johnson and his team of California Lemon Advocates at 800-558-1087 for your free case review. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our Lemon Law clients in California and are proud to offer our clients a no-cost contingency so you will never pay any out of pocket expenses. We typically resolve lemon cases within 2-6 months. For more information about Maserati-issued recalls, contact Maserati customer service at 201-510-2369.