Aston Martin issues recall on fake components scare
11th Feb 2014 3:04 pm
All left hand-drive models built since November 2007, right hand-drive models built since May 2012 have been recalled
Around three-quarters of all Aston Martins built since late 2007 are being recalled, after a supplier was found to be using a counterfeit plastic material.
In total, 17,590 cars are being recalled, including all left-hand-drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive models built since May 2012. However, the latest Vanquish is not
Chinese firm Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co Limited, which molded the affected accelerator pedal arms for Aston, was found to be using counterfeit plastic material supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co Ltd of Dongguan.
Although the plastic part was labeled as being an official DuPont product, subsequent checks revealed it to be counterfeit.
An Aston Martin spokesperson said that there had been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, which had been under investigation since last May.
A replacement UK-based supplier has already been identified, according to the Aston spokesperson.