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Saturday, 23 July 2016
USA RECALL #11 - Aston Martin models may not unlock from the outside during certain situations.
RECALL Subject : Double-Locked Doors cannot be Opened/FMVSS 206
Report Receipt Date:DEC 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number:15V846000
Potential Number of Units Affected:6,076
Manufacturer: Aston Martin Lagonda of North America
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."
If the doors cannot be opened by an occupant from inside the vehicle, they may be trapped inside, increasing their risk of injury.
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.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.