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Well, I had been fighting the urge to take it to the dealer to see why the rear end was making so much noise. I thought it might have been the tires but replaced those and still it was extremely loud inside the car. I had a feeling it might be the diff was just hoping it wasn't. Well took it in on Friday to the dealer and sure enough they found metal shavings in the fluid and confirmed the diff was bad.

I've only had her for about 3 weeks, almost 4, I'm going to contact the dealer I purchased it from in AZ and see if they will help out with the bill.

Needless to say I'm having the dealer replace it.

Fun times....:poop:(n)
 

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Sorry to hear. Many reputable dealers will assist or cover if it's still within 30-90 days ... unless they sold the car as is. Highly unusual for Ferrari dealer to not treat customers right.
Hopefully they can address. I'd have to look and see end dates, but there was a special warranty extension to the 2014-2015 key drivetrain components that was effective in select states based on where you bought vehicle or lived. Regardless selling dealer should help out since car is so close to purchase date.
 

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I sure hope so BeerGuy. I did buy it as-is no warranty but only have driven it 163 miles since I got and and have only owned it 3 1/2 weeks. I'll try to check the warranty part too; thanks again for your help.
 

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I agree with beer guy. When I bought mine 1 month ago today, the dealership mentioned I have a 30 day dealer warranty but since I'm still covered on manufacturer warranty until 3/22, it didnt matter. Any reputable dealership should assist.
 

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You may also want to look into purchasing an extended warranty if you are going to own the car for a couple years. I know I am going to Feb-mar 2022 right before manufacturer warranty ends.
 

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Even for a 2014?? Wouldn’t the service department have mentioned that when they told me my diff is bad?
 

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You may also want to look into purchasing an extended warranty if you are going to own the car for a couple years. I know I am going to Feb-mar 2022 right before manufacturer warranty ends.
Let me know what you find I might be open to it as well. I plan to keep it for at least two years maybe more.
 

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Even for a 2014?? Wouldn’t the service department have mentioned that when they told me my diff is bad?
It is worth the call to where you bought it from. If you are getting it serviced at an authorized Maserati dealership, check with their finance department as im sure they have an extended warranty package to offer. The local dealership in KC offers an extended warranty from a company called MAP (can only buy from a dealership). I think additional 5 year 60k miles cost 4500ish with 100 dollar deductible on any claim. I also got a quote from libertybellauto when I was looking at a 2017 with 20k miles for 3 year 36k for $2900 or 5 year 60k for $3600. Since I still have manufacturer warranty I was going to wait and see if I'm still in the car 2 years from now...after a month, I can't imagine I'm driving anything different 5 years from now.
 

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Thanks BGower - I agree w/ you I feel like I'll be driving this particular 2014 for the next (at least 2 years) 4 years. I think I want a 2019/2020 in about 3 to 4 years. I don't really care what others say about the quality, I mean I get it to a degree but honestly every car manufacturer has their flaws. My wife gets the newer suv and honestly I don't mind. I like the sporty sedans. I'll call the dealer tomorrow and keep this thread updated. Thanks all.
 

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Well, I had been fighting the urge to take it to the dealer to see why the rear end was making so much noise. I thought it might have been the tires but replaced those and still it was extremely loud inside the car. I had a feeling it might be the diff was just hoping it wasn't. Well took it in on Friday to the dealer and sure enough they found metal shavings in the fluid and confirmed the diff was bad.

I've only had her for about 3 weeks, almost 4, I'm going to contact the dealer I purchased it from in AZ and see if they will help out with the bill.

Needless to say I'm having the dealer replace it.

Fun times....:poop:(n)
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I sure hope so BeerGuy. I did buy it as-is no warranty but only have driven it 163 miles since I got and and have only owned it 3 1/2 weeks. I'll try to check the warranty part too; thanks again for your help.
Found the thread. Sadly doesn't list rear differential warranty being amended ... just the transmission and driveshaft to 7 years ... in certain states list in the document.
 

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I’m not sure why Maserati sells these cars with differentials and transfer cases as “no Maintenance”. I changed the fluids on the front and read diff as well as transfer case about a month ago. All fluids were dirty, the read diff was the worst and very stinky too lol. No metallic particles in any units though (knock on wood.)

It even seems the car drives much smoother, maybe it’s just in my head.
 

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I’m not sure why Maserati sells these cars with differentials and transfer cases as “no Maintenance”. I changed the fluids on the front and read diff as well as transfer case about a month ago. All fluids were dirty, the read diff was the worst and very stinky too lol. No metallic particles in any units though (knock on wood.)

It even seems the car drives much smoother, maybe it’s just in my head.
It is interesting they don't have a service interval listed. In fact, they list quantity and specs, but go as far as to say no topping or maintenance is required, (that what the (2) means).
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Well, I had been fighting the urge to take it to the dealer to see why the rear end was making so much noise. I thought it might have been the tires but replaced those and still it was extremely loud inside the car. I had a feeling it might be the diff was just hoping it wasn't. Well took it in on Friday to the dealer and sure enough they found metal shavings in the fluid and confirmed the diff was bad.

I've only had her for about 3 weeks, almost 4, I'm going to contact the dealer I purchased it from in AZ and see if they will help out with the bill.

Needless to say I'm having the dealer replace it.

Fun times....:poop:(n)
Sorry to hear that. Bought a sq4 MY18 and it had some lights on, traction, Awd, and brake system. And they had to replace the read diff. Thankfully was under warranty. Im sure is super expensive. Hey should def cover that under dealer warranty usually 90 days. Best of luck. Love maserai but repairs would bankrupt you.
 

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Thanks Massi - working with the dealer I purchased it from to figure out what they will do. I have to be honest it's not as bad as I had imagined, but wasn't planning on spending that kind of money either. Hopefully after this I'm issue free for the next couple of years.
 

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I’m pretty sure most states have a lemon law to protect the consumers, the length varies from state to state, I’d look and see what yours is
 

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Well, I had been fighting the urge to take it to the dealer to see why the rear end was making so much noise. I thought it might have been the tires but replaced those and still it was extremely loud inside the car. I had a feeling it might be the diff was just hoping it wasn't. Well took it in on Friday to the dealer and sure enough they found metal shavings in the fluid and confirmed the diff was bad.

I've only had her for about 3 weeks, almost 4, I'm going to contact the dealer I purchased it from in AZ and see if they will help out with the bill.

Needless to say I'm having the dealer replace it.

Fun times....:poop:(n)
Aaww man! Sorry to hear that! Hope it works out and the dealer helps you with the bill
 

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Aaww man! Sorry to hear that! Hope it works out and the dealer helps you with the bill
Thanks NicaP - I hope so too! Haven't heard from the dealer I purchased it from yet. But the diff is ordered and should arrive at the dealer next week.
 

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I’m not sure why Maserati sells these cars with differentials and transfer cases as “no Maintenance”. I changed the fluids on the front and read diff as well as transfer case about a month ago. All fluids were dirty, the read diff was the worst and very stinky too lol. No metallic particles in any units though (knock on wood.)

It even seems the car drives much smoother, maybe it’s just in my head.
Willy- Where did you find the correct lubricants for the diffs and transfer case?
 

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Just posting an update - Found out today the diff is backordered so it's 2-3 weeks out. However, Maserati NA is working with my dealership to try and speed up the process in finding a new diff. I'll keep everyone posted. Also, the selling dealership is reviewing all of the paperwork and will get back to me; they still have not yet given me an update on what they will offer me.
 
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