Aston Martin The Americas is recalling 3,493 model year 2009-2016 DB9s, 2009-2012 DBSs, 2010-2015 Rapides, 2012 Virages, and 2014 Vanquishes equipped with a 6-Speed Touchtronic II Automatic Transmission.
A communication error between the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) can cause the transmission park pawl to not engage.
If the park pawl does not engage and the vehicle is stopped on a slope and exited without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly roll, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2018.
Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0028.