Aston Martin is recalling almost 18,000 cars around the world because the cars' accelerator pedal could break off.
That's a large majority of the cars it built since 2007.
The accelerator pedal arm, made by an outside supplier in China, had been produced using a material other than the one Aston Martin had specified. Aston Martin had previously recalled a smaller number of cars for this same problem before discovering that a large number of pedal arms it was using were made from the incorrect material.
If the gas pedal arm breaks, the car would be unable to accelerate or maintain speed.
As a result of this problem, Aston Martin said, it will now produce the part in Great Britain rather than in China.
Aston Martin's 'entry level' coupe
The recall involves most Aston Martin models except the Vanquish, the Cygnet -- which was a modified version of Toyota's Scion iQ -- and a few specialty cars made in limited numbers, an Aston Martin spokesman said. The cars involved were all produced between 2007 and the end of 2013.