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    Aston Martin recalls 17,590 cars due to counterfeit Chinese parts

    Aston Martin recalls 17,590 cars due to counterfeit material | Reuters

    Aston Martin is recalling most of its sports cars built since late 2007 after discovering a Chinese sub-supplier was using counterfeit plastic material in a part supplied to the luxury sports carmaker.

    Aston Martin, which is owned by Kuwaiti and private equity investors, is recalling 17,590 cars, including all of its left-hand-drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive models built since May 2012, affecting about 75 percent of all vehicles built in that period, a spokeswoman said. The Vanquish is not affected.

    Aston Martin found that Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co Limited, a Chinese subcontractor that molds the affected accelerator pedal arms, was using counterfeit plastic material supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co Ltd of Dongguan, according to documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

    The cars are being recalled from model years 2008 through 2014 because the accelerator pedal arm may break, increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA documents. This recall replaces the recall announced last May and expanded in October.

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    That's both a lot of cars, and a really really bad part to have go wrong (although not as bad as the brake pedal)
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    Good to know Aston Martin uses Chinese parts.

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    Yea, for that kind of money, i would expect better than crappy chinese shit. BUT, if your dumb enough to buy an aston, you probably deserve it.
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    One of my clients set up a factory in China. The workers were supposed to use a special oil on an o ring for this one part of a hydraulic cylinder but instead someone at the factory sold all of the oil and all of the finished cylinders were not usable / had to be rebuilt..

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