Aston Martin Recalls 6K Cars Because People can get Locked Inside

Aston Martin Recalls 6K Cars Because People can get Locked Inside

Numerous Aston Martin vehicles are being recalled to address an issue with their full locking system software.

A total of 6,076 units are affected by the recall, which includes the 2010-2015 Aston Martin DB9, 2010-2012 DBS, 2010-2016 Rapide, 2010-2016 V8 Vantage, 2012 Virage, 2014-2016 Vanquish, 2011-2016 V12 Vantage and 2012-2013 V12 Zagato.

When the full locking system is engaged by double locking the vehicle from the outside, the interior door unlocking components may not function properly. As a result, someone could get trapped inside the car.

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The British automaker did note that its vehicles have an acoustic warning device, like the horn, which can be activated from inside the vehicle when the ignition is off and the full locking system is activated. In addition, some vehicles feature an alarm system with interior detection, which is able to detect an occupant’s movement and will activate the vehicle’s alarm if the full locking mechanism is activated and occupants are detected inside the vehicle.

In order to resolve the issue so that it complies with requirements, Aston Martin dealers will disable the vehicles’ double locking feature by reprogramming the mechanism’s software free of charge. No accidents or injuries related to the issue have been reported.

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  • Noe

    Better to be locked in than out

    Life can continue from within a locked Aston : lower windows for food purchases etc and you can enjoy driving. Which is, or should have been, the reason it was bought