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Aston Martin has issued a recall for more than 17,000 Volante and Vanquish* coupe (including 5,001) cars produced during the past 6 months due to a defective accelerator pedal arms installed by a Chinese subcontracter. This amounts to 3 out of ever 4 vehicles the company has made since 2008.

The 2014 Volante made its official debut at during the 2013 Pebble Beach Automotive Week, followed by 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and was expected to hit showrooms this month. A limited (10 units) “Neiman Marcus”version of 2014 Volante is said to have been “inspired by the 1969 DB6 Volante owned by HRH Prince of Wales.” The new Vanquish coupe was unveiled at the recent Detroit International Auto Show.
According to a report by the luxury car maker, Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co., (which molds the parts), was found to have been “using counterfeit plastic material supplied by a Chinese subcontractor.” An investigation is currently being conducted into the matter in Asia.

“It is important to note that there have been no reported accidents and that the fix takes less than one hour.That said, customer safety is our primary concern,” stated a company spokeswoman.

*The Aston Martin Vanquish has primarily been associated with with James Bond after being featured in the 2002 film “Die Another Day,” starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. A more powerful and more aerodynamic version, the Vanquish S, was unveiled in 2004, although it was later replaced by the DBS in 2007. The name, however, once again was revived in 2012 for the successor to the DBS.

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