Aston Martin recalls over 17,000 cars

February 6, 2014 | By | In News

Aston Martin has recalled a total of 17,590 cars over due to a defective part which could cause the accelerator pedal to break away.

The recall is significant for the small volume, Gaydon based manufacturer, and affects all left-hand drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand drive cars built since May 2012.

Only the new range-topping Vanquish Coupe and Volante are not affected.

The problem stems from the discovery that a Chinese parts sub-supplier was allegedly using a poor standard counterfeit plastic in part of the accelerator pedal assembly.

Customer safety is very important and to change the pedal takes less than an hour, so take the car and get it replaced – Aston Martin

The inferior plastic could cause the accelerator pedal arm to break, and prevent the driver from maintaining or increasing speed, thus increasing the chance of a collision.

The luxury carmaker has since confirmed that is to now manufacture the pedal in the UK.

A total of 1,553 cars are affected in the UK and the company is advising all customers to get their vehicle checked.

"Customer safety is very important and to change the pedal takes less than an hour, so take the car and get it replaced is what we're saying," an Aston Martin spokesman told the BBC.

"It's very important to say that there have not been any incidents or accidents."

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