Aston Martin has identified an issue with the accelerator pedal arms on several of its models
Around three-quarters of all Aston Martins built since late 2007 are being recalled, after a supplier was found to be using a counterfeit plastic material.
In total, 17,590 cars are being recalled, including all left-hand-drive models built since November 2007 and all right-hand-drive models built since May 2012. The latest Vanquish is not affected.
Chinese firm Shenzhen Kexiang Mould Tool Co Limited, which moulded the affected accelerator pedal arms for Aston, was found to be using counterfeit plastic material supplied by Synthetic Plastic Raw Material Co Ltd of Dongguan.
Although the plastic part was labelled as being an official DuPont product, subsequent checks revealed it to be counterfeit.
An Aston Martin spokesperson said that there had been no reports of accidents or injuries related to the issue, which had been under investigation since last May.
Owners are being asked to take their cars to a dealer, where a replacement part can be fitted in under an hour.
A replacement UK-based supplier has already been identified, according to the Aston spokesperson.