The Maserati Spyder, produced from 2001 to 2007, is undoubtedly one of the best grand tourers in the history of the automobile industry. With its ingenious design and superb overall performance, this vehicle was surely built to last for a long time. However, although it has received various recognitions for reliability and durability, owners of this vehicle still experience malfunctions every now and then. To know more about the common problems that may be encountered with the Spyder, check out the list below.
In December 2003, almost 1,982 Maserati Spyder units that were produced for the model years 2002 to 2004 were recalled due to faulty fuel lines. According to the report released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the fuel delivery lines that were installed on these vehicles might become loose or disconnect, therefore causing fuel leakage in the engine compartment that may eventually start a fire.
Another recall was issued in March 2004 for 2002 to 2004 models of the Maserati Spyder. This was done following several complaints regarding loose retaining bolts in the steering assembly. After conducting a research, Maserati found out that the main reason behind the issue was that the bolts were not fitting with locking compounds prior to their installation. As a result, if they are not replaced in time, the bolts may detach and cause the vehicle to lose control especially when driven aggressively. The 2,024 units that were affected by this recall were taken to dealers to have their securing bolts replaced.
Another problem raised by many car owners regarding the Maserati Spyder involves the soft top. For some reason, the part does not go down or gets stuck halfway through. Although the company has not issued any recommendations regarding the problem, many car experts and DIYers suggest regular maintenance of the hydraulic pump. Sometimes, due to wear and tear, this pump leaks, therefore causing the soft-top operation to unexpectedly stall. However, replacing and repairing the pump unsupervised is not recommended especially if there are no signs of damage because doing these may only worsen the problem.