Cars Aston Martin recalls DB11 to rectify unintentional airbag deployment

14:58  05 february  2018
14:58  05 february  2018 Source:   evo.co.uk

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Now, Automotive News Europe reports that Aston Martin has to recall the DB 11 over steering column issues. The issue can result in unintended airbag deployments . This recall is the latest in a long line of airbag recalls that have bee happening in the automotive industry.

Aston Martin DB11 © Aston Martin; Newspress Aston Martin DB11

Aston Martin has issued a recall for its DB11. All 3,873 cars that the British luxury manufacturer has built since late 2015, including the DB11 V8, suffer from a faulty steering column that can inadvertently trigger the driver’s airbag to deploy. 

The issue stems from the DB11’s steering column, one of the parts in the British GT supplied by Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz, as well as Inifiniti, has had to recall over a million cars collectively to rectify the same faulty steering columns.

The problem itself, a poor electrical ground point, might seem minor, but can cause the airbag to deploy unintentionally. There have been no reports of airbags going off prematurely in the DB11, but there have been cases in a ‘handful’ of Mercedes that have caused ‘minor abrasions or bruises’ to the driver.

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Getting started in the Aston Martin DB 11 , demonstrating the following features: - Keyless entry - Automatic folding mirrors - Keyless start/stop

Aston Martin recalling all DB 11 s over Daimler steering column. Aston Martin has become the latest carmaker to be caught up in a major recall of faulty Daimler steering-column components that can cause unintended airbag deployments .

Aston Martin DB11 V8 2017 © Aston Martin; Newspress Aston Martin DB11 V8 2017

The potential airbag issues caused by the Daimler steering column in Mercedes, Inifiniti and now Aston Martin cars has nothing to do with global recall of the Takata airbag inflators. The device supplied by Takata has been used by 19 different car manufacturers, including Ford, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Honda and Subaru, has caused over 15 deaths and many more injuries.

The DB11 isn’t the first Aston to be recalled in recent history. Some Vantages fitted with the semi-auto Sportshift and Sportshift II transmissions had to have a software update, the heated seats on 2006 to 2014 Aston Martins (DB9s, Vantages, DBSs, and Virages) had to be fixed as they didn’t always automatically switch off and the seat could get too hot, and some DB9 and DBS vehicles had faulty battery cables that could have caused a fire risk. 

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Aston Martin is recalling all 3,873 examples of the DB 11 produced since the vehicle’s introduction in late 2015, due to a recall of faulty steering column components produced by Daimler. The steering column components in question can cause unintended airbag deployments and last year

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Aston Martin will rectify the current issue with the DB11’s steering column completely free of charge and the necessary work can be completed in less than two hours.

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