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Aston Martin to recall nearly 17,000 cars

Tue, 19 Nov 2013

Aston Martin has announced it is to recall 16,825 cars globally to rectify an issue that has emerged with the throttle pedal of its cars.

Models built between November 2007 and October 2013 will be recalled, the firm says, because they “may exhibit a defect in the throttle pedal”.

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This includes 1,382 right-hand drive cars built between May 2012 and 3 October 2013, plus 15,443 left-hand drive cars built between 11 November 2007 and 3 October 2013.

Because the right-hand drive cars affected by the recall were built for little more than a year, it means British Aston Martin owners will be less impacted by the recall than its international owners: the firm sells cars in more than 40 countries.

The firm also confirmed then new Vanquish is unaffected by the recall.

“Although there has been no report of any accidents or injuries involving the throttle pedal, Aston Martin’s commitment to customer safety is paramount, which is why the company is taking this action,” it said in a statement.

The issue won’t take long to rectify, though. “The throttle pedal exchange and associated work takes up to an hour to complete and will be carried out with no charge to the customer.”