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Hello,

I am new to Maserati (just recenty purchased a 2002 Spyder CC with 17,000 miles). I have noticed that you all seem very knowledgeable and I was hoping you might be able to provide a little insight to something that happened to me today.

This morning I noticed that the "engine" dash light came on. I contacted my dealer (who just conducted the 18,500 mile service) and he asked me if I had just recently filled up with gas. I said I did a day or so ago, and he instructed me to check the gas cap and that if it was not seated correctly, after fixing it, it can take up to 4-5 engine restarts but the light would clear. I checked the cap and it did seem to be put on incorrectly, so I adjusted and continued on.

In the afternoon (and I do not know if this is at all related), while sitting in traffic, whenever I was in 1st gear and began to depress the accelerator from a stop, the car would "beep". It was always two short beeps, sometimes just once, or sometimes up to 4 pair of short beeps. It only happened starting in first and did not happen every time. The car seemed to be driving correctly with no other signs of issue.

I was hoping someone might be able to provide some insight?

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!

Andrew
 

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Stupid question, but was the parking brake just every so slightly on?

Also, have the dealer read the OBDII code (or buy a code reader) and see what the ECU thinks the issue is.

By the way, the other "mystery beep" that I finally figured out was that the Maser will beep whenever the temperature goes above or below 35 degrees Fahrenheit, as an ice warning (or non-ice, go ahead and floor it notification?).
 

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In the afternoon (and I do not know if this is at all related), while sitting in traffic, whenever I was in 1st gear and began to depress the accelerator from a stop, the car would "beep". It was always two short beeps, sometimes just once, or sometimes up to 4 pair of short beeps. It only happened starting in first and did not happen every time. The car seemed to be driving correctly with no other signs of issue.

Drew

the beeping in first gear could be the early signs of a CambioCorsa issue. The CC is designed to "beep" if the clutch gets hot ie, lots of stop and go in first gear. My car began this in Dec 2005 during heavy stop in go in Xmas traffic...

Just recently the "beep" became more frequent in normal daily driving (only in first). the F1 pump failed shortly after that. My clutch was worn 70% which I also replaced.

If you get the Beep frequently, I would suspect you have CC issues.
 

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Demoe - thanks for the feedback. I didn't drive the car today (rain) but I will see what it does over the weekend. I (unfortunately) think you may be more right because yesterday it was 65 degrees so I know it wasn't an outside temperature warning...

Thanks for the info!
 

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Here is another possibilty. On the 2002 (I am not sure if it was on 2003 and later cars) the gearbox has a hill holder function. If you are stopoped and in 1st gear and depress the down paddle the gearbox goes into a hill holder function for parking. The gear indicator light that shows 1st gear begins to flash. As you start to move it beeps until it comes out of the hill holder mode - usually very quickly. I believe it only engages if you are stopped because once you start to accelerate the function disengages. If you have the operating manual for 2002 it is described on page 120. It is possible that you tapped the down paddle when you were stopped and the car was in first gear. That would cause it to go into the mode and beep as you accelerated. Try it out and see if that duplicates what you heard.
 
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