Friday, February 7, 2014

Aston Martin recalls 17.590 cars through fake parts

Aston Martin recalls 17.590 cars through fake parts
Aston Martin extended a callback on Wednesday cover most of its sports cars built since end of 2007 after the discovery of a Chinese supplier was supplied with fake plastic in a part of the British luxury sports car manufacturer.

Owned by Kuwait and private-equity investors, Aston Martin said it would now recall 17.590 cars, including all his left-hand drive models, which built since November 2007 and all RL models built since may, 2012.

Roughly 75 percent of all vehicles built, that concerns in this period, said a spokeswoman. The vanquish model is not affected.

Aston Martin noted that Shenzhen Kexiang mould tool co limited, a Chinese subcontractor, the the affected accelerator pedal arms, forming fake DuPont plastic material, used according to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents deposited.

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The material was supplied by synthetic plastic raw material Co Ltd. Dongguan, according to the documents.

The cars from model years are recalled in 2008 to 2014 because the accelerator pedal can break arm, the risk of a crash increases according to NHTSA documents. The engine idle would return and the driver would not be able to keep or increase the speed, according to the documents.

Aston Martin spokeswoman Sarah Calam said there were no reports of accidents and injuries, which in connection with the execution and 22 faulty parts had been reported. She said that small, but the sum does not quantify financial implications was the car manufacturer.

The cost of the recall is affected of great interest because Aston Martin has struggled to finance the development of a range of new vehicles, while competitors such as Bentley, owned by Volkswagen, and Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, have can draw on the resources of its parent company.

Aston Martin owners are Italian private equity fund Investindustrial, Kuwait-based Adeem investment and Prime car.

Germany's Daimler AG also has share at less than 5 percent of the British automobile manufacturer.

The Aston Martin cars in the recall affected 7.271 in Europe and in the United States, said 5,001 Calam. The company sold cars in 41 countries.

The last callback replaces one announced in May and in October expanded.

Aston Martin dealer is delivered now because the question directly by DuPont.

Aston Martin and chemical company DuPont people to China to directly monitor the production of pedal weapons, including checking each piece of plastic DuPont, Calam said sent.

Piracy problem

The auto manufacturer plans production of pedal arms from China to Britain "as soon as possible" in the year 2014, shift she said.

Reminded last may Aston Martin Calam said first 2,832 cars worldwide, the gas pedal arm to replace pedal, contain material that does not meet specifications, according to the finding of the affected part.

After a further arm, which was not part of the group broke, the company expanded the recall to 16.825 cars and required the use of material by DuPont.

When in December during the installation of a US dealer in Connecticut broke, but Aston Martin froze the callback and found the fake plastic instead of one of the replacement parts DuPont material was used, she said.

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The callback previously repaired cars contains all, Calam said. The callback will replace Aston Martin Accelerator pedal assemblies.

The manufacturer of the throttle pedal Assembly, containing the fake material is precision Varionic International Limited, according to the NHTSA documents.

The company quality Director, John Penman, return immediately calls and messages for comment.

It is not the first time that dealt with piracy in China of DuPont.

US prosecutors accused California in 2011 with DuPont trade secrets to steal businessman, to sell it to a Chinese company. This process is not completed.

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