Do you own a 2007 or 2008 Aston Martin DB9 Coupe, DB9 Volante, V8 Vantage Coupe, V8 Vantage Roadster or DBS? If so, can I borrow it for the weekend, as long as I promise to fill it up and wash it before I give you back the keys? Oh, and you can expect to get a recall notice from Aston Martin in the coming weeks.
Aston Martin is recalling 1,090 of the above 2007 and 2008 models, to replace a suspension bolt (specifically, the front suspension lower control arm cam bolt) that could be susceptible to cracking. The faulty bolt was provided by a UK supplier and used on less than 1% of the recalled models, but Aston Martin is playing it safe. Dealers will replace the defective bolts with production pieces sourced from a different supplier.
Recall notifications will be sent out beginning on Monday, October 18. In the mean time, you may want to avoid doing track days in your Aston Martin, and you should definitely contact your dealer immediately if you notice a degradation in handling. Customers with questions or concerns can reach Aston Martin’s customer service by filling out a form on the Aston Martin website.