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Aston Martin Issues Recall on DB9, Vantage, and Rapide Models

Aston Martin Issues Recall on DB9, Vantage, and Rapide Models

Jun 13 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Throttle pedal arm could break

There've been a lot of automotive recalls this year and most of them have been with high-volume manufacturers such as Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet. However, even high-end sports car makers such as...

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Aston Martin Issues Recall on DB9, Vantage, and Rapide Models

Jun 13 2013, 1:00pm CDT | by

Throttle pedal arm could break

There've been a lot of automotive recalls this year and most of them have been with high-volume manufacturers such as Toyota, Ford, and Chevrolet. However, even high-end sports car makers such as Aston Martin aren't immune to recalls . Aston Martin has issued a recall on certain model year DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide vehicles.

The recall covers vehicles produced between May 14, 2012 and April 10, 2013. The reason for the recall is a manufacturing error having to do with a throttle pedal arm that could break. Aston says that if that throttle pedal arm broke the engine would return to idle leaving the driver unable to maintain or increase engine speed.

Being unable to maintain speed could pose the risk of an accident. Aston Martin will be notifying owners and dealers and will replace the throttle pedal assemblies at no cost to owners. Notification should be going out soon.

 
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Ford Planning Le Mans Comeback

Jul 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

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Ford Motor Company is reportedly pondering a factory GT program that will see the Detroit-based manufacturer return to the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans race after a very long absence. The comeback is scheduled for 2016, SportsCar365 reports citing industry sources, when Ford is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its first overall win at the Circuit de la Sarthe.Ford, who is currently providing EcoBoost engines to a prototype program with Riley Technologies in the TUDOR ...
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2 weeks ago

Aston Martin DP-100 is the latest Vision Gran Turismo car

Jul 9 2014 5:07am CDT | Source: Recombu

Another Vision Gran Turismo virtual car to put through its paces in digital fashion. Aston Martin is giving the video game concept car a bash. The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran… ...
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7 weeks ago

2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT To Race In Nürburgring 24 Hours

Jun 3 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Motor Authority

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Aston Martin’s recently revealed 2015 Vantage GT, or Vantage N430 if you’re outside the U.S., will run in this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race. Two examples will be entered, one of them in the SP8 class and another in the SP10 class. The cars will race in close-to-production specification, but featuring full FIA... ...
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