Tire Pressure Monitoring Issue Prompts Recall of Aston Martin DB11 Vehicles
If the driver is not warned that a tire is under-inflated, continued use may result in tire failure
Aston Martin the Americas is recalling certain model year 2017 DB11 vehicles.
Approximately 320 vehicles are included in this recall.
What's the problem?
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 a result of this issue, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, "Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems."
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.
What happens next?
Aston Martin will notify owners of the recalled DB11 vehicles beginning in July 2017. An Aston Martin dealer will then update the TPMS software, free of charge.
Vehicle owners with additional questions about the recall can contact Aston Martin customer service at (888) 923-9988—reference recall number RA-13-0025.