British sportscar maker Aston Martin is recalling about 5,500 vehicles in the United States because of the problems with powertrains and battery cables, as per the files published on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website.
The recalls are expected to start on February 1, 2018, and come as the owners of the automaker made popular by fictional spy James Bond prepare for a stock exchange listing or sale of the company.
The documents on the NHTSA website state Aston Martin is recalling 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish models that were produced between 2009 and 2016 due to problems that can trigger the transmission park pawl to not engage, which could make the automobile roll and increase the threat of a crash.
The Gaydon, England-based company is as well recalling 1,953 DB9 and DBS vehicles manufactured from 2005 and 2009 because their battery supply cables can be harmed when the motorist seat is in the complete rearward place, which could ultimately increase the threat of a fire, the documents stated.
A representative for the automaker was not immediately available for discussion.