NEW YORK -- Aston Martin is recalling nearly 6,000 vehicles in Canada and the United States a pair of problems.
The UK sports-car maker is recalling in Canada 331 DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish vehicles made between 2009 and 2016 because of problems with the powertrain that "can cause the transmission park pawl not to engage," according to information posted on Transport Canada’s website. An additional 3,493 of the same vehicles are being recalled in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"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," according to NHTSA.
In addition, Aston Martin is recalling in Canada 71 DB9 and DBS vehicles — and 1,953 of the same models in the United States — because battery cables in the cars pose an increased risk of fire if damaged.
In some cases, it is possible that the passenger seat track can compress and damage the battery supply cable, according to Transport Canada. If this were to happen, the damaged wiring could contact and ground against the seat track, causing the wiring to overheat and melt, which could cause smoke and increase the risk of a fire.
The company didn't respond to a request for comment outside of normal business hours.