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Aston Martin to recall 6,500 vehicles in U.S. and China

Staff Writer |
Aston Martin is recalling more than 5,000 vehicles in the U.S. because of two problems.

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The 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.

“If the park pawl does not engage and the vehicle is stopped on a slope and exited without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash,” according to NHTSA.

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.

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