Aston Martin recalls 21 cars due to airbagsOctober 31, 2020
The front seat airbag issue in some Aston Martin models is related to improperly tightened mountings and this has prompted a recall in North America.
Insufficiently tightened fasteners for the front seat airbags can interfere with the operation of the airbag, causing it to incorrectly deploy in an accident, increasing the risk of injury. The malfunction is accompanied by a blinking warning lamp, and sometimes it can be accompanied by a rattling emanating from the front seats.
Selected 2017 DB11s, 2019 DB11 V8 Volante, 2019-2020 DBS Superleggera, Vantage and 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante have been included in this recall campaign, which covers 21 models in America, of which 92% are estimated to be defective. The recall includes vehicles with incomplete or incorrect seat inspection records, NHTSA noted.
Aston Martin is aware of an owner report dated March 12, 2020 that complained about the airbag warning light in the information module. Upon inspection, the dealer found that the airbag mountings were not tightened to the correct torque. Investigation began, and after receiving another report, this time about a front passenger seat rattling in August, the manufacturer decided to structure the recall.
Dealers have already been notified and owners of the affected vehicles are expected to hear from the company by November 5, when the recall is expected to begin. During repairs, technicians will tighten the fasteners with the correct torque values free of charge.
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