The British based automaker Aston Martin has recently announced a recall for several of its models because of a problem with the accelerator pedals.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 5,001 vehicles produced by Aston Martin will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the throttle pedal problems solved.
“If the accelerator 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 consequence of the problem.
The affected vehicles are the 2008 – 2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, the 2009 – 2012 DBS, the 2010 – 2012 Rapide, the 2014 Rapide S, the 2011 – 2012 V12 Vantage, the 2011 – 2014 V8 Vantage S and the 2012 Virage. Owners of these models will be notified by the carmaker and the dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on the 7th of February, 2014. For any extra details, owners of the vehicles mentioned above can contact Aston Martin at 1-888-923-9988 or the NHSTA at 1-888-327-4236.