Recall campaigns come in all sizes, from the massive Takata airbag inflators issue to GM’s faulty ignition switches. Every now and then, only a handful of cars get called back, like the two Bugatti Chirons from last year, or the 17 Aston Martins subjected to such an action these days in the United States.
Conducted by Aston Martin The Americas with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it is estimated that only 14 percent of the vehicles have a problem that affects the front passenger airbag.
In the description of the defect, the NHTSA noted that “the vehicles may not have had their passenger airbag fixings tightened to the correct torque”. Thus, in the event of an accident, the airbag might not deploy accordingly, increasing the risk of injury or death.
Affected are the 2018-2019 MY DB11 Coupe and Volante, made from August 10, 2017, to October 18, 2018, Vantage, put together between June 16 and November 27 last year and DBS Superleggera assembled from December 5 to 12, 2018.
Authorized technicians will inspect the aforementioned cars, applying the right torque values to the fixings. All work will be carried out free of charge, and those who have already fixed their rides will not be reimbursed, as the repairs would have been covered by the warranty.
The recall will begin on December 18, but concerned owners can contact the automaker’s customer service at 1-866-278-6661 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 with any questions they may have on the topic.