Maserati is recalling almost 1,800 of its 2008-10 GranTurismo coupes and convertibles for what it calls a “deviation” in the manufacture of taillight assemblies. The assemblies’ bulbs, including those in the brake lights, may fail, the automaker informed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday.
Maserati said it investigated after noticing a large number of warranty claims. The high-centered brake light, it noted, was not affected.
In other recent actions, Toyota and Honda are each recalling vehicles with curtain air bags supplied by Autoliv Americas of Ogden, Utah. Honda said it would recall 347 Accord coupes, sedans and Crosstours from the 2012 model year, but noted it was still investigating, and that a larger number of vehicles may yet be recalled. Toyota said it would recall 427 RAV4s from the 2011 model year.
In each case, the automaker told the safety agency the curtain air bags might not inflate in a crash because of a mixing problem with the propellant supplied by Autoliv.
Curtain air bags are located just above the side windows and are designed to provide head protection in a side-impact crash.
Toyota described its recall as voluntary. Once a manufacturer is aware of a safety problem, however, it has no choice but to notify the safety agency within five working days of its plan for a recall or face civil penalties.