Company - - Dec 26,2017
British sportscar manufacturer, Aston Martin, is set to recall over 5,500 vehicles in the U.S. as a result of faults detected with powertrains and battery cables.
According to documents published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, Aston Martin has started plans to recall their 5,500 vehicles in the U.S. which would initiate from Feb. 1, 2018.
It has been revealed that, the British carmaker would be recalling 3,493 DBS, DB9, Rapide, Vanquish and Virage models which were manufactured between 2009 and 2016. The prime reason for the recall of these vehicles by Aston Martin is due to issues causing the transmission park pawl not engaging that could eventually lead to crashes.
Furthermore, the England-based company has also planned to recall 1,953 DB9 and DBS vehicles manufactured during the period 2005-2009 due to issue with battery supply cables. It has been found out that, these cables can be damaged whenever the driver seat acquires the full rearward location, causing the risk of fire.
The NHTSA said, “If the park pawl does not engage and the vehicle is stopped on a slope and exited without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash”.
Even the recall isn’t that big in comparison to many large manufacturers, it signifies about 18 months of global sales concerned with high-end cars.
Reports suggest that, around 3,600 Aston Martin models were sold in the previous year, with the United States grabbing 20 percent of the overall sales.
Interestingly, last week Aston Martin released a statement regarding the recall of more than 1,500 vehicles from China because of rising security risks.