Feds: Aston Martin to recall over 5,000 cars
British automobile maker Aston Martin is expected to recall roughly 5,500 vehicles in the U.S., Reuters reported Monday, citing documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The recall, which is set to begin on Feb. 1, is due to issues related to battery cables and powertrains within the vehicles.
The British carmaker will be recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish models that were produced between 2009 and 2016, Reuters reported.
Another 1,953 DB9 and DBS vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2009 are expected to be recalled due to battery cables causing an increased fire risk.
Some DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish models are reportedly being recalled due to issues resulting in the transmission park pawl not engaging, which could lead to crashes.
“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,” the NHTSA said.
While other carmakers have announced far larger recalls, the U.S. is Aston Martin’s biggest market, comprising 20 percent of its sales.
The Hill has reached out to Aston Martin for comment.
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