WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
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.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V796000
Manufacturer: Aston Martin The Americas
Components: POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3,493
|ASTON MARTIN||DB9||2009 – 2016|
|ASTON MARTIN||DBS||2009 – 2012|
|ASTON MARTIN||RAPIDE||2010 – 2015|
Summary: Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin Recall of certain 2009-2016 DB9, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2015 Rapide, 2012 Virage, and 2014 Vanquish vehicles equipped with a 6-Speed Touchtronic II Automatic Transmission. A communication error between the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) can cause the transmission park pawl to not engage.
Remedy: Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2018. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin’s number for this recall is RA-07-0028.
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 Vehicle