Aston Martins are luxurious vehicles that turn heads. They are one of the most desirable cars in the world. They have earned a reputation for comfort, precision and power. Aston Martin owners take great pride in their cars. They treat them with respect and should only take them to an expert Aston Martin mechanic they can trust.
Although Aston Martins are known for being one of the best cars on the road, a known problem with the brand is gear shifting issues. If you are having trouble shifting, we are here to help.
The transmission in your Aston Martin has many different components that must work together smoothly. If one part fails, you will experience issues driving and changing gears. Over time, components will experience wear and tear. Having regular maintenance performed will help keep your transmission running optimally. Below are some common symptoms of transmission issues:
In 2012, Aston Martin performed a software update on the transmission and engine control. There was an issue with the upgrade, and the settings for the automatic clutch were not received properly. The existing settings were not deleted, so they did not work with the update.
The 2012 update causes the transmission to shift into neutral while driving. In order to fix the problem, the automatic clutch must be “re-taught.” Aston Martin issued a recall for the 2011-2012 Aston Martin V8 Vantage vehicles.
Many people continue to drive their vehicles when they are experiencing transmission problems, but this can be dangerous. If the transmission is having a problem, it is only a matter of time before it fails. Continuing to drive can lead to a breakdown and expensive repair bills. If your Aston Martin has transmission problems while you are driving, it could lead to a serious accident.
If your issue is due to the software upgrade, it is just as dangerous. The transmission can shift into neutral while you are driving. The clutch can also slip and overheat. This would cause your Aston Martin to go into “clutch protection” mode. If this happens, gears will be hard to shift and the warning light will illuminate. Pull over safely and turn off your engine. Once the temperature of the clutch returns to normal, you will be able to shift again and bring your car to a professional Aston Martin repair shop.
At European Service Center, we have the latest tools and equipment available. This allows us to handle all your Aston Martin service needs, including:
If you are experiencing gear shifting issues in your Aston Martin, call European Service Center today. Our experts will repair your transmission issues and properly update your software if needed. European Service Center is the #1 European garage in Dallas. We offer services to the Alpharetta, Chamblee, Cumming, Norcross, Dunwoody, Buckhead, Roswell and Atlanta, GA areas. Call us today and allow us to earn your repeat business for all your maintenance and service needs.