It is more than just normal to see automakers recalling their vehicles for quite important elements that may prove vital to the safety of the driver and passengers alike. These elements often include faulty ignition switches, malfunctioning seatbelts, malfunctioning airbags and other safety measures available on a particular vehicle. Yet, it seems that with such an exclusive brand as Aston Martin, recall does not always necessarily have to be related with safety measures. Believe it or not, the luxury British automotive brand has decided to recall a number of its vehicles for such a small issue as malfunctioning seat heaters.
So, what is the problem with the seat heaters? Well, as it turns out, the seat heaters on a number of the Aston Martin vehicle models out there simply cannot be deactivated. The issue is not exactly that small at all, after all. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or the NHTSA, claims that the seats can begin smoldering. Needless to say, that is not going to be any fun at all.
This seat heating issue seems to affect these Aston Martin models: the V12 Vantage, V8 Vantage, Virage, DBS, DB9, Vanquish, Rapide, Cygnet and even the very rare model, the One-77, manufactured between July 2006 and November 2014. So, basically speaking, this issue exists in all of Aston Martin vehicles wandering around the globe.
To tell the truth, within the United States alone, there are approximately 7,256 examples of Aston Martin vehicles that are affected by this recall issue. Fortunately, as usual, those whose cars are affected by a recall issue will not have to get their vehicles fixed and this is also the case here. All that those Aston Martin owners out there have to do is simply to drive their car to their nearest local dealership and their car will be fixed free of charge.
Some of the 1 year old pictures of Aston Martin.