Illinois drivers may wish to know about a recall of certain luxury vehicles due to a flaw in the accelerator pedal. This is the second time that the cars are being recalled for the same issue. The first time, English car manufacturer Aston Martin was unaware of the magnitude of the problem.
Aston Martin has notified the public of a recall of several models of automobiles because of an issue with the accelerator pedal arm. The arms were made by a supplier in China and were found to not meet the specifications of the British car maker. The pedal could break, leaving the car with no ability to accelerate. This could be very dangerous on the road, and a replacement is required in order to fix the issue.
This time, Aston Martin has confirmed that the parts will be manufactured in Great Britain. This recall is larger than the first, involving around 18,000 cars worldwide. In the U.S., 5,001 cars will be brought in for installation of the replacement part. The vehicles in question include the V8 and V12 Vantage models, as well as the DBS, D9 and Rapide varieties. Some limited-edition specialty vehicles are also involved. The cars retail at prices starting at $117,000 in the U.S.
The manufacturer of a vehicle with faulty parts could be involved in severe consequences on the road, especially when acceleration is involved. Because of this, a company who produces such a product may be responsible for the damages that result from an accident. An attorney who has experience in auto accident cases may be able to investigate the faulty part and bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for these damages, including medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Source: CNN, "Aston Martin recalls cars for breaking gas pedals", Peter Valdes-Dapena, February 05, 2014