The British sports-car maker Austin Martin is recalling 5000 of its cars sold in the US due to trouble with battery cables and powertrains. The recall is expected to initiate by 01st Feb’ 2018 and it is happening when the car manufacturer is on the brink of stock market listing or selling the company.
According to documents posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website, Austin Martin is recalling the following models: 3,493 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish that were made between 2009 and 2016. The problem with battery cables and powertrains can cause transmission park pawl to not engage. This increases the risk of a crash by making the vehicle roll.
At the same time, The Gaydon, an England-based company is also recalling 1,953 DB9 and DBS vehicles manufactured between 2005 and 2009 due to issue with the battery supply cables. It can be damaged when the driver seat is in the full rearward location, which could ultimately increase the risk of a fire.