ASTON Martin is recalling more than 17,000 cars because of a potentially defective accelerator pedal.
The South Warwickshire-based luxury car maker confirmed the recall accounts for 75% of its cars built since 2007 but stressed there had been no reports of any accidents.
The firm, based in Gaydon, is recalling 17,590 cars in total – 1,553 in the UK – after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier was using counterfeit plastic in part of the accelerator pedal. There are fears the pedal may break.
A spokesperson said: “Customer safety is very important and to change the pedal takes less than an hour, so take the car and get it replaced.
"It's very important to say that there have not been any incidents or accidents."
The company said the financial impact to the automaker was small, but did not give a figure.
The recall affects all left-hand-drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive models built since May 2012.
It applies to all cars apart from the new Vanquish coupe and Volante models.
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