Aston Martin Recall of certain DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage, and Vanquish vehicles

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 26, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

ASTON MARTIN RECALL: Park Pawl may not Engage, Allowing Vehicle to Move

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

MAKE MODEL MODEL YEAR(S)
ASTON MARTIN DB9 2009 – 2016
ASTON MARTIN DBS 2009 – 2012
ASTON MARTIN RAPIDE 2010 – 2015
ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH 2014
ASTON MARTIN VIRAGE 2012

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

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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