Software Problem Could Cause Transmission to Malfunction in Recalled Aston Martin Vehicles

Updated transmission and engine control software on the affected vehicles may conflict with pre-existing clutch settings

Aston Martin V8 Vantage vehicle
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June 28, 2017

Aston Martin Lagonda of North America is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vehicles.

Approximately 315 V8 Vantage vehicles are impacted by this recall.

What's the problem?

The affected vehicles received updated transmission and engine control software that may conflict with the vehicle's pre-existing clutch settings. This could cause the transmission to act as if it has been shifted into neutral.

A transmission that does not operate as intended can increase the risk of a crash.

What Happens Next?

Aston Martin will notify owners of the recalled vehicles beginning in early July 2017. Aston Martin dealers will then reinstall the clutch system software at no cost to vehicle owners.

Those with further questions about this recall can contact Aston Martin customer service at (866) 278-6661—reference recall number RA-07-0022.