Aston Martin says that the first broken throttle pedal was experienced at a press event back in March, and after the part was examined it was determined that the issue was caused by an incorrect manufacturing process. To fix the problem, Aston Martin will be replacing the throttle pedal assemblies on affected vehicles, but no dates have yet been announced for when the recall will begin. Scroll down for more info on the recall as well as contact numbers for Aston Martin and NHTSA.
Report Receipt Date: MAY 29, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V228000
Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Potential Number of Units Affected: 689
Manufacturer: Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
Aston Martin is recalling certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles manufactured from May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013. Due to a manufacturing error, the throttle pedal arm may break.
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.
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the throttle pedal assemblies. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0016.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.