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I have an 2007 Aston Martin V8 vantage and it has a R in the

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I have an 2007 Aston Martin V8 vantage and it has a R in the middle of the dash board and is lit up and making a loud noise? My boyfriend is driving home with this going on and he doesn't know what this means ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello If the R is the same as the gear position indicator that normally illuminates when your in reverse then I'd say that there's a problem with the transmission? as its an automated manual on this car and uses a series of motors to select the gears that would be selected with a manual gear leverI'd say it would be wise to park the car and have it recovered as if it has a gear selection issue and selects reverse whilst travelling at speed then it can crash the car as it locks the back wheels sorry to be dramatic but based on the information you've told me its better to be safe than sorry
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
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