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China problems force Aston Martin into global recall of 1,658 cars

The problem occurred as dealerships in China failed to reset clutch position after software updates

Reuters  |  Beijing 

British sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd is ordering a global recall of 1,658 Vantage cars after problems with a routine transmission software update led to incidents in China in which some cars stalled and lost power, its CEO told Reuters. Chief executive Andy Palmer said the decision was taken after a team of Aston Martin engineers went to China in May to investigate a problem that several customers there had been complaining about since 2014. "Normally (recalls) start in America. I don't think it is the only example, but it's interesting that it started ...

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 22:38 IST