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Aston Martin Lagonda of North America is recalling certain model year 2014 DB9 and Rapide S vehicles manufactured June 2013 to July 2014. Due to a faulty circuit board, the transmissions in the affected vehicles may inadvertently shift to neutral without input from the driver.
Aston Martin's number for this recall is: RA-07-0018
NHTSA Campaign Number: 14V425000
Component: faulty circuit board
Potential Number of Units Affected: 440
If the transmission shifts to neutral, the driver will not be able to maintain speed or move the vehicle out of traffic, increasing the risk of a crash.
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected circuit boards, free of charge. The recall began in August 2014. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988.
If the vehicle exhibits this problem, owners are advised to turn off the ignition and then restart the car which may allow the car to be driven out of harm's way.
Customers may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty: 1-800-424-9153); or go to Safercar.
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