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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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Aston Martin Rapide

Aug 26 2014 11:42am CDT | Source: The Car Connection

The Aston Martin Rapide is a large, luxurious, high-performance sedan that seats up to four passengers. Stunning and instantly recognizable, the Rapide competes with high-performance and style-driven sedans like the Porsche Panamera and the Maserati Quattroporte. Few changes have come to the Rapide's specification over its three-year run thus far... ...
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Aston Martin Vanquish by Q

Aug 8 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

Earlier in August 2014, we learned about the updates prepared by Aston Martin for the 2015 Vanquish, and now the powerful grand tourer is set to receive the love it deserves from the company’s customization program, Q by Aston Martin. As if the numerous exterior and interior options available for the Vanquish weren’t enough, the Q by Aston Martin division jumped in with a brand-new program for the coupe, enhancing its appeal to a level even the most ...
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2014 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Preview

Aug 7 2014 9:00am CDT | Source: Top Speed

With the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance just around the corner, time has come to have a look at what this year’s edition of the world-renowned event has to offer. The charitable event has drawn huge interest ever since it was established in 1950, and the 2014 edition will be no exception. Automakers like McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Aston Martin have already confirmed their presence with outstanding, brand-new vehicles, but each and every important ma ...
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3 weeks ago

Car Review: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage GT

Aug 5 2014 10:53am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Angeles Crest Highway. Aston Martin Vantage. Tight hairpins. Precise steering. Incredible grip. A little whimpering from protesting Bridgestones; even more whimpering from the passenger seat. 4.7-litre, double overhead cam V8 screaming above it all. In other words, business as usual in Aston Martin land. Or maybe not. This is the new-for 2015 GT and, along with the Vantage’s traditional sultry shape and 430 horsepower, it comes with something that Astons haven’ ...
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What Do You Want To Know About The Aston Martin Vantage GT?

Jul 31 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: Jalopnik

I've somehow conned Aston Martin into believing I'm a legitimate individual. As such, they are allowing me to commandeer a V8 Vantage GT for the weekend. ...
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6 weeks ago

Ford Planning Le Mans Comeback

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

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 engi ...
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7 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 ...
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