Recall Roundup: Aston Martin, Chrysler Issue Recalls
By: Jeff Youngs, 2/11/2014
Aston Martin: Various Models
Aston Martin is recalling 5,001 vehicles, including model year 2008-2014 DB9 and V8 Vantage, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2012 Rapide, 2014 Rapide S, 2011-2012 V12 Vantage, 2011-2014 V8 Vantage S and 2012 Virage. Due to a manufacturing error, the accelerator pedal arm may break, which would return the engine to idle and prevent the driver from maintaining or increasing engine speed.
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assemblies free of charge. The recall is scheduled to begin on or about February 7, 2014. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service by calling 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's recall number is RA-03-0017; owners may also reference National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall campaign ID number 14V010000. IMPORTANT: This recall supersedes recall 13V-228. Any vehicle that has been remedied under the previous recall needs to have the current remedy applied.
Chrysler Group: 2014 Ram ProMaster
Chrysler is recalling 7,935 model-year 2014 Ram ProMaster vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013, through December 10, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if the accelerator pedal is pushed downward at a certain angle, the pedal may get stuck in the wide-open throttle position due to interference with the accelerator pedal stopper. This could result in uncontrolled acceleration.
Chrysler will notify owners and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal stopper with a larger one, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in March 2014. Owners may contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403. Chrysler's number for this recall is P02, or owners may reference NHTSA recall campaign ID number 14V032000. Note: These vehicles are equipped with a brake override system. In the event a pedal is trapped, pushing on the brake pedal will brake the vehicle and enable the driver to slow and stop and turn off the vehicle.