Aston Martin has issued a recall on a number of its key models due to a manufacturer error that could cause the gas pedal arm of the cars to break.

The models affected by the recall include the V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, Virage, Rapide and DB9.

However, it is only those versions built from  May 14, 2012, through April 10, 2013.

According to Aston Martin, that means 689 owners affected in the U.S.

You may be wondering what would happen if the gas pedal arm were to break. Basically, the engine will return to idle and the driver will be unable to maintain or increase engine speed.

Losing power in many road situations can be dangerous, so owners of the affected cars should take note.

Aston Martin is currently in the process of notifying owners affected by the recall. Their closest dealer will replace the gas pedal assemblies, free of charge.

For further information you can contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 1-888-327-4236 (reference recall campaign number 13V228000) or Aston Martin at 1-888-923-9988.


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