The British based automaker Aston Martin has recently announced a recall for most of its models in Australia, because of a problem with the accelerator pedals.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a total of 90 units of models like the Aston Martin V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, Virage, Rapide S and DB9 will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the accelerator pedal fixed. The ACCC is saying that a defect can cause the cars’ accelerator pedals to snap.
If this happens, the risk of a crash and / or an injury will increase. A total of six reports of the broken accelerator pedals, related to this issue, have been reported, but none of these were in Australia, an neither of them caused an accident or an injury. Owners of the models mentioned above, sold in Australia between the 14th of May, 2012, and the 10th of April, 2013, are being encouraged to contact the car manufacturer. It is unknown yet whether this will be transformed into a global recall, but all signs are indicating to such an announcement. The Aston Martin Vanquish and Rapide, produced in Austria, won’t be affected by this recall.