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Hello All, I have had my Levante for One year and so far the car have been back to the garage with total of over 20 software issues and 5 physical issues!
2 days ago my car was returned but I am yet to check it but I have some conflicting information I would like to check with other owners to see the comments.
My car from new has never driving correctly and I did mention to the garage when turning tightly there was a juddering. I was told this is just due to the care being big and the large tyres !
A few weeks ago I go a puncture and took the garage to check them out only to be told that they had worn to the metal. This is strange as I regally check my tyres and there was 3-4 mm good tread showing on the out side, but shore enough on the inside when shown it was to the wire.
The garage did ask if it had been driving funny as I must have noticed !

After speaking to the Maserati dealership I have conflicting stories. First that on a Maserati Levante I should only expect 7000 miles on the tyres. OK if its thats correct fair enough but I was also told by the mechanic who delivered the car that there was an issue that cannot be solved and when he visited the Italian factory he was told there are having loads of issues.
My problem is BS I dont like BS ok the 2 tyres costs £500+ that is not he issue here it is the fact they had worn un even and dangerously.
I am going to list the other issues when I have time but just wanted to see feedback on this one.
Comments please.
 

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They are not lying.


The juddering is because of the tires being wide and not having enough grip when cold, and it't not uncommon for them to last less than 15k km. This is not a Maserati specific problem, it affect every manufacturer from Porsche to Mercedes, and it's how the tires are made nowadays - especially Pirellis.
What you really need is to get a wheel alignment to see if everything is in spec, it might alleviate some of the problems - like the uneven wear.


You should check the http://www.maseratilevanteforum.com/ they're probably more knowledgeable over there.
 

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Ackerman angle scrub, wide tires, Pirelli tires, Lots of positive caster, Corvettes, Porsche, Mercedes, BMWs many do the same thing. Not an issue except it sound terrible, normal in this kind of car.
 

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I agree that the car needs an alignment for sure. Same problem with me with the inner front tires completely worn out.
 

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engine failure on a 2017 Levante

mine is DEC 2107 10,400 miles

engine seized having driven fast and then tight cornering round an island, i am looking to see if anyone else has experienced this problem. I am told its likely to be an oil pump issue, and could be more common than you think.

I am really in trouble as i unfortunately elected to have it serviced by a mobile mechanic at 9,400 miles at 14 months old, i used the correct oil and filter, but regardless Maserati say i invalidated the warranty- cost is £24k for a new engine.

Nightmare!!!!
 

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I recollect reading owner's manual (US version) which recommends to do an oil change by Maserati tech. I don't remember it stating that it must be performed by a Maserati dealership.
 

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engine failure on a 2017 Levante

mine is DEC 2107 10,400 miles

engine seized having driven fast and then tight cornering round an island, i am looking to see if anyone else has experienced this problem. I am told its likely to be an oil pump issue, and could be more common than you think.

I am really in trouble as i unfortunately elected to have it serviced by a mobile mechanic at 9,400 miles at 14 months old, i used the correct oil and filter, but regardless Maserati say i invalidated the warranty- cost is £24k for a new engine.

Nightmare!!!!
Had exactly the same problem. engine seized up and oil spilt everywhere.
Had to pay 25k for new engine as the they said the oil filter wasn’t changed. This was untrue and a pathetic excuse for a car that was 18months old.
 

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ZERO issues
neighbor also has a levante s a year newer 2018
perfect as well
great suv

read between the lines with many of these posts
a post count less than 5-10 and then they disappear (trolls)
a big YAWN
just keeping it real here
 

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ZERO issues
neighbor also has a levante s a year newer 2018
perfect as well
great suv

read between the lines with many of these posts
a post count less than 5-10 and then they disappear (trolls)
a big YAWN
just keeping it real here
My posts are genuine. I have had a nightmare with my levante. I am pleased you haven’t had the same problems with your car. I hope that continues.
 

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Another happy Levante owner. Almost a year and half of trouble free miles.
 
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Ackerman steering. Its what makes it handle so damn well. Same as my Stelvio. Tracking and turn in is as good as my Lotus cars. Realize that 10 years ago we all complained that our heavy SUV's chewed up the outside corners of the tires just like all pickups. Many of us that corner at times balance out the wear nicely. If you drive like an old lady or ONLY drive on the highway, you will wear out the tires more quickly on the insides. The rest of us get balanced wear instead of chewing up the outer edges. If you run chronically underinflated tires, you will exacerbate the wear issues btw.

The guy that blew the mmotor probably never even checked the oil levels when done. probably doesn't even own a tire gauge or know where to stick it.
 

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absolutely no problems so far...will report back if anything comes up. Always check oil levels in a high performance car. My car drives so smooth
 
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