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It means bad luck... the A/C actuator (actually a cheapo spare) has seized and needs to be replaced (guess you have no aircon and/or heating). Problem is, they have to completely remove the front dash to get to it and do the replacement. 4 to 5 hours in labor. Hope it's under warranty.

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Let me quote the manual, pp. 60

"When the letter E is displayed for several seconds... it indicates a malfunction in the heating/air-conditioning system. Contact your Maserati dealer..." (blah, blah)

Happened to me after last summer. Been there.

FYI, part cost = 40 Pounds of some cheapo stuff (80 bucks roughly nowadays... gee, need to go to NY for some shopping)
LABOR = 715 Pounds (so: why put something cheap when it costs the butt to get it fixed if it breaks? Which will do given it's cheap)

Nice balance! Warranty took care, to my relief.

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Elie said:
This prob has been playing up on 02 maser for months now and the dealer didn't believe me cause no fault codes were stored and it never did it at the stealership anyways one day it did it and the climate went to limp mode as usual
(22c and the controls don't work) but as the car was near the dealer i took it straight there the tech played about with it and finally realised there was a problem and he didn't have a clue anyways after much arguments maser has agreed to pay under the extended trident warranty for the faulty part which turns out to be the climate actuator (sort of a mini ecu for the climate) I am currently three weeks later in a courtesy car waiting for the part to arrive from Italy......
As I said above.

You mean 3 fu***ng weeks? You got to be kiddin... It took 3 days for mine to come via DHL. Your steal****ip is messing you about. There is nothing special about that part (which is mechanical, BTW).

Hope they are not covering-up another f**k-up they might have done. Don't forget they need to pull-out the entire front dash. If I would be you, I would spare an hour of time, give 'em a visit, and ask to see the car.

Good luck, mate.

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Elie said:
I was quoted £546 to inc fitting and vat till I blew up, called maserati uk warranty dept and told them i was sick of everything going wrong on this car and being told I had to pay for it when I had paid £1700 for the trident warranty from the dealer, 10min later they call me back and say they will pay for it as goodwill gesture.... my dealer it JCT600 Ferrari/Maserati/porsche Leeds
Do you know how much the actuator costs? 40-something quid. The rest is labour, because they have a 4 to 5-long job to fit the sucker. CHECK VERY CLOSELY they have done no damage to the dash hide or to the central console trim.

And BTW, Trident warranty sucks a** big-time. Go for AON. 850 quid and responsive (now I'm with Warranty-Wise; had my issues, but sorted them).

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Elie said:
Who are AON and if they were good why did you change?
Nope, I now have Lloyds WarrantyWise (as said, I had some issues, which got sorted but after some wrestling...) and when renewing later this year I'll head for AON. Just another exotic car insurer, which provides extended warranty beyond factory period.
 
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