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Maserati Recalls Sedans on Risk of Speed Bursts From Loose Mats

The Maserati badge sits on the grill of a Maserati Levante automobile, produced by Maserati Spa, the luxury automaker owned by Fiat SpA, on the first day of the 86th Geneva International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The show opens to the public on March 3, and will showcase the latest models from the world's top automakers.
Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Maserati North America Inc. is recalling some of its Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury sedans because of danger posed by the driver-side floor mat, which can become dislodged and stuck in the accelerator.

“If the floor mat moves and becomes trapped between the accelerator and the vehicle carpet, it may result in very high vehicle speeds, which could cause a crash, serious injury or death,” the Italian automaker said in a notice posted Saturday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.