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Aston Martin, maker of $200,000 cars, recalling 5,000 in US

Recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish vehicles made between 2009 and 2016 because of problems with the power train

Gulf News

New York

Best known as the maker of James Bond’s favourite car, Aston Martin is recalling more than 5,000 vehicles in the US because of a pair of problems.

The Gaydon, England-based company, whose vehicles sell for more than $200,000, is recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish vehicles made between 2009 and 2016 because of problems with the power train that “can cause the transmission park pawl not to engage,” according to documents posted on the website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, Aston Martin is recalling 1,953 DB9 and DBS vehicles because battery cables in the cars pose an increased risk of fire if damaged.

The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment outside of normal business hours.

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