Imagine being in the middle of British automotive heaven only to stomp on the gas and feel something break.
For a certain number of Aston owners, that risk is very real. The company announced today that it will recall 689 of its cars because the throttle pedal arm might break. The affected cars were built between May 14, 2012 and April 10, 2013.
Included in the list, the brand lists the DB9, Virage, V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, and Rapide. Nothing particularly terrifying happens if the arm breaks. Nothing explodes and the secret rockets reserved for limey blokes in overpriced tuxes won’t suddenly show their teeth. Instead, the engine will return to idle and the driver will need to coast to a safe stop.
Aston martin will begin notifying affected owners and the maker will replace the throttle pedal assemblies through its dealer network free of charge.