The Problem: A defect in the accelerator pedal arm can break, meaning that the driver cannot increase engine speed and the vehicle will return to idle. Aston Martin says it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries so far.
The Fix: Aston Martin has already sent out letters notifying owners of the recall. Aston Martin dealerships will then replace the accelerator pedal assembly at no charge.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: In the U.S. this recall comprises 5001 Aston Martin models produced between the end of 2007 and October 2013. This includes the 2008-2014 Aston Martin DB9 and V8 Vantage; the 2009-2012 Aston Martin DBS; the 2010-2012 Aston Martin Rapide and 2014 Rapide S; the 2011-2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage; the 2011-2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage S; and the 2012 Aston Martin Virage.