Aston Martin is Recalling certain 2011-2012 V8 Vantage vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 29, 2017 – (MotorSports Newswire) –

Loss of Drive from Incorrect Clutch Software

If the transmission shifts into neutral or does not operate as intended, there is an increased the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V389000

Manufacturer: Aston Martin Lagonda of North America

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected: 315

Make Model Model Year(s)
ASTON MARTIN V8 VANTAGE 2011 – 2012

Summary: Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2011-2012 V8 Vantage vehicles. The affected vehicles received updated transmission and engine control software which may conflict with the pre-existing clutch settings and may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or enable clutch protection mode which give abrupt gear shifts.

Remedy: Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall clutch system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin’s number for this recall is RA-07-0022.

Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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