Aston Martin problems

Back in 1913 a little known carmaker was founded called Aston Martin, and back then we never knew it as the luxury brand we love today. The company has changed ownership many times over the years, although things in that department seemed to have settled, which is in part thanks to Dave Richards.

Aston Martin problems

It was back in the 1950s when we got to see the Aston Martin we know and love today, as it was finally associated with grand touring cars, although its biggest success came in the form of James Bond. The brand has been part of that movie franchise since 1964, and has not looked back since.

The current crop of models includes the Vantage, DB9, Rapide S, and the Vanquish. However, there are also some of those past models, such as the DB7, DBS, Cygnet and many more.

We have not seen many Aston Martin recalls over the past few years, although we know its models are not without its problems. It was only last year when the company had to recall 17,590 of its Vanquish coupe and Volante models due to a defective accelerator pedal.

Ok, so these cars are pretty reliable, but we know you have issues from time to time, and so we ask that you share those problems with us below.

Aston Martin UK issues up to October 2017

You will find Aston Martin car recalls insight in 2017 below, thanks to owner reports.

Problems with Aston Martin? Share with Car Recalls UK readers:

  • Graham

    I went to put fuel in my 2009 V8 Vantage, but for some reason it will not pop up. I then used the other filler cap release in the boot, but this never worked either. Am I missing something here?

  • Nigel

    For some strange reason the clutch pedal feels a little heavy on my 2006 V8 Vantage, even though there are only 16,000 miles on the clock – yes you read that right. Was this issue ever recalled, because I have heard of a few people with this issue now?

  • Jim

    The air filters on my DB9 has been covered in oil, I heard this could be due to a failure of the PCV valves, is this correct?

  • Simon

    is there any way to get more power from the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage, as it just feels too underpowered?

  • James

    I have noticed that water seems to be leaking into the boot of my DB9, could this just be as simple as a faulty seal?

  • Jeff

    Why is it that my 2009 Aston Martin DB9 keeps stalling while being driven slow? And when I try to restart it takes several minutes for the engine to kick in.

  • Mick

    I have a 2006 V8 Vantage with 20,000 miles on the clock and think the clutch has gone already. I know the car is nine years old, but with very little use how could this be worn already?

  • Giles

    Why is it that my DBS has uneven tyre wear. I have had the tracking checked, yet the problem still exists?

  • Richard

    My Aston martin drives and handles like a dream, but surely I am not alone in saying that its build quality is shocking? I expected so much more after paying that sort of money.

  • Murphy

    Having just bought a 2007 V8 Vantage I think that the clutch is now on its way out, as it is slipping and there is a horrible smell of fish. The silly thing is, the car has done just 16,000 miles, as the vehicle has been kept in a garage mostly rather then being taken out. Is this a common issue, and if so is there a better quality after-market clutch I could go for?

  • Stuart

    The accelerator pedal on my Aston Martin Vantage has become stuck, which means that I can no longer slow down or speed up. Luckily this happened to me while I was driving slow, and so it was no an issue to slow down, although the engine did make a loud noise while coming to a stop because if still revving so high.

  • Morgan

    It’s been 15,000 miles since I replaced the clutch on my Aston Martin V8 Vantage, and here we go again, yet another replacement. I just cannot understand why this has happened for the second time with so few miles. before you ask, I drive the car with respect and not line a boy racer.

  • Darren

    The air filters in my Aston Martin DB9 are covered in oil, which I now fear could lead to a more serious issue, as this is a sign of an issue with the engine. Please, don’t let it be the engine, and let it be something less serious, such as a breather pipe not allowing the engine to breathe.

  • Derek

    The central locking on my Aston Martin Vantage is not locking any of the doors. It does not matter if I use the key fob or the controls inside the car, the system is just not working. What can I do to fix the issue?

  • Alfred

    Oh dear, I have also done about 18,000 miles in my Aston Martin V8 vantage, and its clutch has gone also. This is not something I expect from a car with such a high price tag.

  • Craig

    The battery light on my DB9 keeps flashing intermittently. I have had the battery and alternator checked and both are fine, yet this annoying flashing light is starting to do my head in now.

  • Josh

    Every time I go to brake hard in my Aston Martin Rapide there is a very loud vibrating noise, but this does not happen all the time.

  • Wayne

    How come the driver’s seat in my DB9 will not go back into position? I have tried it with the car on and off, but still no luck. I was able to move the seat forward, but it will not go back, and I know it can still move, as I am still able to move it further board – although the seat is now in an awkward position.

  • Phil Brown

    Had one with 1200 miles on it and you could smell the clutch burning! – Aston Martin only make nice looking vehicles – the reliability, build quality, mechanics and electrical system from my experience are nearly as bad as their aftercare service!

  • Phil Brown

    Most unreliable convertible had to be my Aston Martin DB7
    – 2003 – 40500 miles – 33 breakdowns and which finally went on fire due
    to an electrical fault – that despite Aston rewiring car just 7300
    miles previous! (laughably Aston stated having carried out a robust
    conclusion to the problems encountered)! – Reporting the fire to them
    Aston, not wanting to know, stated your Insurance company knows what to
    do in the circumstances. – Thank you Aston Martin!

  • Kev

    How can the battery keep going dead on my DB9? I know that I do not drive it as often as I should, although it has a heavy duty battery fitted, and also know that the alternator is working perfectly fine.

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