Malfunctioning Door Mechanisms Prompt Recall of Aston Martin Vehicles
The interior door unlocking mechanisms may not function when the vehicle is locked from the outside
More than 6,000 vehicles have been recalled by Aston Martin due to a malfunction with the double-locking feature of the doors.
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 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."
If the doors on the affected vehicles cannot be opened by an occupant from the inside, that occupant may be trapped inside, increasing their risk of injury.
Aston Martin will notify owners of the recalled vehicles, and local dealers will disable the double locking feature by reprogramming the software free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin on August 1, 2016.
For more information, owners may contact Aston Martin Customer Service at (888) 923-9988.