The British based automaker Aston Martin has recently announced a recall for several models in the United States, because of a problem with the throttle pedal arm, which could break.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 689 units of the Aston Martin DB9, Rapide, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage and Virage will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of an issue with the throttle pedal arm, which could break without warning.
“If the throttle pedal arm breaks, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed, increasing the risk of a crash”, said the NHTSA in its official press release.
The affected Aston Martin vehicles, mentioned above, have been manufactured between the 14th of May, 2012, and the 10th of April, 2013. The company will notify owners of these models and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies at no cost. An exact date for when the recall will begin hasn’t been announced yet. If you own one of these models you should contact Aston Martin at 1-888-923-9988 or the NHTSA hotline at 1-888-327-4236.