Aston Martin is recalling 17,590 cars after discovering that they contain counterfeit parts. The recall affects around 75 percent of the cars produced by Aston Martin since November, 2007, and stems from the discovery that a Chinese sub-supplier allegedly used a counterfeit plastic to produce part of the cars' gas pedal.
It's feared that the counterfeit material may cause the pedal arm to break, although Aston Martin stresses that there have been no reports of accidents related to the fault. Should the pedal break, it's likely the engine would return to idle and the car would slow to a stop — a danger especially if driving on a highway. Only the new Vanquish coupe and Volante are entirely exempt from the recall. Replacing the faulty part will take less than an hour, and Aston Martin is urging owners to take their cars in for the necessary service as soon as possible.