Aston Martin Recalls 17, 590 Cars Over Counterfeit Plastic Material

Aston Martin is recalling almost every one of its vehicles built since late 2007 after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier had been using a counterfeit plastic in the accelerator pedal arm.

The luxury automaker is recalling 17, 590 cars in total including all left hand drive models built since 2007 and all right hand drive models built since May of 2012, an Aston Martin spokesperson told Reuters. The Vanquish is not affected in the recall.

Aston Martin discovered that Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co. Limited, a Chinese supplier that molds the accelerator pedal arms, was using a counterfeit plastic material on the parts. As such, the pedal arm may break, increasing the risk of a crash.

Aston Martin said there have been no accidents or injuries related to the issue.

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