Thursday, February 6, 2014
Aston Martin Recalling Majority of Cars Due to Fake Chinese Parts
Reuters News is reporting that Aston Martin is recalling 17,590 cars—which is the brand’s entire left-hand drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand drive models built since May 2012 due a counterfeit plastic material that was supplied by, you guessed it, Aston Martin’s Chinese supplier.
The recall, which does not include the Vanquish, is because of a part supplied by Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co Limited. This Chinese subcontractor is responsible for molding accelerator pedal arms. It was found out that these parts were using counterfeit plastic material supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co Ltd of Dongguan.
The recall is being issued because affected cars may have its accelerator pedal arm break, increasing the risk of a crash.