Aston Martin has announced to recall nearly 5,500 vehicles in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website. The website outlined the issues regarding battery cables and powertrains are th emain causes behind the recall.
Aston Martin will start the recall process from February 1, 2018. The British sportscar manufacturers would list the company on the stock market or sell.
The documents posted on NHTSA website show that the car manufacturer would recall 3,493 DBS, DB9, Virage, Rapide, and Vanquish models manufactured between 2009 and 2016. These models are plagued with issues like disengaging transmission park pawl, which increases the risk of a crash.
“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,” according to NHTSA website.
Aston Martin would also call back 1,953 DBS and DB9 vehicles manufactured during 2005–2009 due to the potential damage that can be caused to battery supply cables when the driver seat is placed in full rearward position. This consequently would raise the risk of a fire, according to the documents posted on the website.
A spokesperson from the Aston Martin has not yet commented on the matter.
The recall does not seem large, but the U.S. is the biggest market for Aston Martin. The company said it would recall more than 1,500 vehicles in China, as reviews brought to light some security issues in these models.