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RECALL Subject : Double-Locked Doors cannot be Opened/FMVSS 206

Report Receipt Date: DEC 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V846000

Component(s): LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6,076

Manufacturer: Aston Martin Lagonda of North America

SUMMARY:

Aston Martin Lagonda of North America (Aston Martin) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 DB9, 2010-2012 DBS, 2010-2016 V8 Vantage, 2012 Virage, 2010-2016 Rapide, 2014-2016 Vanquish, 2011-2016 V12 Vantage, and 2012-2013 V12 Zagato vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with interior door unlocking mechanisms that may not function when the vehicle has been locked from the outside. As such, these vehicles fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 206, "Door Locks and Door Retention Components."

CONSEQUENCE:

If the doors cannot be opened by an occupant from inside the vehicle, they may be trapped inside, increasing their risk of injury.

REMEDY:
Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will disable the double locking feature by reprogramming the software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 1, 2016. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-01-0021.
 

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June 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V389000
Loss of Drive from Incorrect Clutch Software


If the transmission shifts into neutral or does not operate as intended, there is an increased the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V389000

Manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda of North America

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 315

Summary

Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2011-2012 V8 Vantage vehicles. The affected vehicles received updated transmission and engine control software which may conflict with the pre-existing clutch settings and may cause the transmission to shift to neutral, or enable clutch protection mode which give abrupt gear shifts.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will reinstall clutch system software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0022.
 

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June 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V390000
Possible Transmission Hydraulic Fluid Leak


The loss of hydraulic fluid may prevent the vehicle from shifting out of the gear that it is in. Additionally, if the vehicle is being driven when the fluid level significantly drops, the transmission may shift to an emergency neutral as the vehicle comes to a stop. If the driver ignores the dash warning message and exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V390000

Manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda of North America

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 6

Summary

Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2012 V8 Vantage vehicles equipped with 6-speed Auto-Shift Manual (ASM) transmissions. A connector for the transmission fluid lines may break resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will replace the clutch pipe, connector assembly, and related brackets, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0023.
 

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June 21, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V391000
Possible Clutch Fluid Leak


The loss of hydraulic fluid may prevent the vehicle from shifting out of the gear that it is in. Additionally, if the vehicle is being driven when the fluid level significantly drops, the transmission may shift to an emergency neutral as the vehicle comes to a stop. If the driver ignores the dash warning message and exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V391000

Manufacturer Aston Martin The Americas

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 179

Summary

Aston Martin the Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2011-2014 V8 Vantage vehicles equipped with 7-speed Auto-Shift Manual (ASM) "SportShift II" transmissions. A connector for the clutch fluid line may break, resulting in a hydraulic fluid leak.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will install a support bracket to hold pipe securely in position, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin July 7, 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-949-379-3100. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0024.
 

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June 29, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V411000
Incorrectly Calibrated TPMS/FMVSS 138


If the driver is not warned that a tire is under-inflated, continued use may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V411000

Manufacturer Aston Martin The Americas

Components TIRES

Potential Number of Units Affected 319

Summary

Aston Martin the Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2017 DB11 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that may be incorrectly calibrated, resulting in the low tire pressure warning tell-tale not illuminating at the required minimum activation pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-13-0025.
 

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December 11, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V795000
Battery Cable may Short Circuit

If the battery cable is damaged and then grounded, the short circuit can increase the risk of a fire.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V795000

Manufacturer Aston Martin The Americas

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,953

Summary

Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2005-2009 DB9, and DBS vehicles. The battery supply cable on these vehicles may become damaged when the driver seat is positioned in the full rearward location.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the battery supply cable for damage, and install a routing block to keep the battery supply cable from being compressed by the seat, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2018. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-18-0026.
 

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December 11, 2017 NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V796000
Park Pawl may not Engage, Allowing Vehicle to Move


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.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V796000

Manufacturer Aston Martin The Americas

Components POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,493

Summary

Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2009-2016 DB9, 2009-2012 DBS, 2010-2015 Rapide, 2012 Virage, and 2014 Vanquish vehicles equipped with a 6-Speed Touchtronic II Automatic Transmission. A communication error between the Engine Control Module (ECM) and the Transmission Control Module (TCM) can cause the transmission park pawl to not engage.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TCM software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 1, 2018. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin's number for this recall is RA-07-0028.
 

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January 19, 2018 NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V065000
Inadvertent Driver Air Bag Deployment

If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V065000

Manufacturer Aston Martin The Americas

Components AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected 1,027

Summary

Aston Martin The Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2017-2018 DB11 V12 Coupe and DB11 V8 Coupe vehicles. The driver's frontal air bag may unexpectedly deploy due to insufficient grounding of the steering components if an electrostatic discharge occurs and the air bag clockspring is broken.

Remedy

Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 1, 2018. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988.
 
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