Aston Martin Recalling V8 Vantage, DB9 and DBS Due to Suspension Issue
The campaign affects a total number of 1,090 vehicles that belong to the 2007-2008 model years.
The front bottom suspension arm cam bolt could crack, allowing uncontrolled movements of the arm, with this affecting the vehicle’s steering.
“The front bottom suspension arm cam bolt could crack along its shank allowing the lower control arm to move. Movement of the lower control arm will influence the driver’s control of the steering of the vehicle increasing the risk of a crash,” stated the press release, explaining the cause of the problem.
Aston Martin dealers will replace the front suspension lower control arm cam. As expected, the operation will be performed free of charge.
The recall is expected to debut by October 18. If you own one of the aforementioned vehicles, you can contact Aston Martin Customer Service at 1-888-923-9988. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or can browse the safecar website.
Aston’s triplets aren’t the only supercars that have been affected by a recall this year. Other examples include the Ferrari 458 Italia - 1,248 cars called back due to an adhesive used for the inner protection fenders that could cause a fire - and the Lamborghini Murcielago - over 428 units recalled due to a fuel leak issue that could lead to a fire.