Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd - ASTON MARTIN DB9, DBS, VIRAGE, RAPIDE & VANQUISH 2008 - 2016

recall information

Recall number
REC-000017
PRA number
2017/16492
Campaign number
RA-07-0028
Original published date
Last updated date

make and model information

Make
ASTON MARTIN
Model
DB9, DBS, VIRAGE, RAPIDE & VANQUISH
Year range
2008 - 2016
Affected units
391

Identifying features

see attached VIN list
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

A communication error between the Engine Control Module (ECM) software and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) can cause the transmission park pawl to be held out. When the transmission park pawl is held out, this can let the vehicle roll away from its parked position.

This problem can occur when all of the following conditions are met:
a) the vehicle key is removed from the ignition control and the engine speed is more than 450 rpm;
b) the driver does not select Park;
c) the driver does not engage the park brake;
d) the vehicle is not parked on level ground; and
e) there is a communication error between the ECM and the TCM.

What are the hazards?

If the vehicle accidentally moves from the parked position it may pose a risk of injury to the driver or other persons and possible damage to property.

What should consumers do?

Owners will be notified by direct mail. Owners will be advised to contact their nearest Aston Martin Dealer to arrange an inspection of the vehicle. The software update for the Transmission Control Module (TCM) will be completed at no cost to the owner.
Supplier details
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact website

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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