Aston Martin recalls more than 17,000 cars

Aston_martinThe british luxury car maker will recall the equivalent of three out of four cars they’ve made in the last 6 years due to defective part made by a Chinese supplier.

the car maker said it plans to have the part – an accelerator – pedal arm – made in the U.K. in the future.

It said that it had received reports that 22 of the accelerator arms had failed.

The recall follows the discovery that Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co., a Chinese supplier that molds the accelerator-pedal arms, was using counterfeit plastic material supplied by a Chinese subcontractor, the auto maker said. A manager at Shenzhen Kexiang said he was looking into the matter.

Aston Martin said it is worried the pedal arm could break. There have been no reports of any accidents, the firm said.

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