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I joined this forum because I have a passion for fine Italian craftsmanship, particularly in exotic luxury cars... with one major exception: I have owned Ferrari (360 Spyder) and now Maserati Q. Both had sticky dash issues. The Maserati is so bad it looks like a furry animal at this point. These are LUXURY ITALIAN CARS!
Why is it OUR PROBLEM TO FIND A FIX??? it’s a DEFECT that should have been RECALLED. It’s shameful and needs to be discussed & dealt with at the dealership level. Not online with easy off ( no offense) . German cars don’t have this issue-& if they did they’d FIX IT FOR THEIR BUYERS. We should, IMHO
Speak up & demand a recall. They know this is a serious ( and disgusting) issue. But it’s THEIR problem to resolve- not ours
 

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Welcome and I hear you but this manufacturing defect continues for many reasons; One, it typically becomes evident only after the warranty has expired, Two, it does not fall into a safety issue so the NTSB isn’t getting involved. Three, most of those dealing with this issue are not the original owners so recourse with the manufacture is futile.

My first Maserati QP had no sticky issues so I didn’t give it much thought when I bought my used GranCabrio but like you, I found otherwise. Like many I tried all the remedies. Buying new replacements is only temporary as they will eventually fail.

The only permanent fix is to strip all the original soft coating off, re-coat with a hard coating and laser engrave the markings. Your talking $4-8k (StikyRx) or something less but not as good, or just living with it.

I love my Mas and paid a third of the original price. I plan to keep it a long time so I bit the bullet with SticyRx and plan to enjoy it rather than deal with it.
 

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I do agree, the Sticky button issue has been known for quite awhile but the manufacturer still continued to use the same materials year after year. Not sure why they wouldn’t have improved material it was coated with.
 

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It is a sad situation, and widely discussed on various forums on the net. Personally...if I were Ferrari / Maserati I would be ashamed and embarrassed, it tarnishes their reputations. But as Cynabar says, original owners don't keep the vehicles long enough to experience the stickies...and that is all that matters to the folks in Modena.
 

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It is a sad situation, and widely discussed on various forums on the net. Personally...if I were Ferrari / Maserati I would be ashamed and embarrassed, it tarnishes their reputations. But as Cynabar says, original owners don't keep the vehicles long enough to experience the stickies...and that is all that matters to the folks in Modena.
I bought my QP new 2007 and the sticky issue began year 2. Always garaged... treated right. Not only that the check engine light won’t come off and Boardwalk Ferrari in PLANO can’t find a fix after 5 years... trunk release won’t open since day one... the car is gorgeous drives like a dream.. but it’s SOOOOO problematic it’s embarrassing.
 

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This is concerning because I'm already a bit skittish as I really want to purchase a 2017 Quattroporte Gran Sport next week. Live in Dallas but I don't want to end up with buyers remorse. I appreciate the candor on your experiences.
 

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As my time allows, I've been using Blackfire Cleaner as recommended by another member on this forum, and slowly wiping & removing the sticky coating from various trim pieces a bit at at time, revealing the plain black plastic underneath. It's a slow and tedious process, and the black plastic surface isn't as nice looking as the coated surface but it's not bad. You can't clean everything as some buttons are actually white plastic covered by the black coating, for those I'm just cleaning them as best I can without being too aggressive. I also read where another forum member used mineral oil to wipe things down, and after a few applications the result was pretty good - I have not tried this yet but will do so at some point.
 
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