Defect discovered in Aston Martins

Defect discovered in Aston Martins

Aston Martin is recalling over 17,000 sports cars after a fault with the throttle pedal was discovered.

The British luxury car manufacturer said that no injuries or accidents have been caused by the defect and that the 17,590 cars would be recalled merely as a precaution.

The cars involved are left-hand drive vehicles built between November 2007 and December last year, and right-hand drive vehicles made between May 2012 and December last year.

Aston Martin said the new Vanquish models do not suffer from the defect and those cars that are affected are only being recalled to preventbreakdowns or a greater risk of accidents. A spokeswoman for the firm said: "Although there has been no report of any accidents or injuries involving the throttle pedal, Aston Martin's commitment to customer safety is paramount, which is why the company is taking this action.

"The recall work takes up to an hour to complete and will be carried out with no charge to the customer."

The car brand is synonymous with luxury and style, having been the vehicle of choice for fictional spy James Bond. The company was voted second in the CoolBrands list last year.

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