WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 12, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –
If the driver is not warned that a tire is under-inflated, continued use may result in tire failure, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V411000
Manufacturer: Aston Martin the Americas
Potential Number of Units Affected: 319
Summary: Aston Martin the Americas (Aston Martin) is recalling certain 2017 DB11 vehicles. The affected vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that may be incorrectly calibrated, resulting in the low tire pressure warning tell-tale not illuminating at the required minimum activation pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 138, “Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems.”
Remedy: Aston Martin will notify owners, and dealers will update the TPMS software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988. Aston Martin’s number for this recall is RA-13-0025.
Notes: 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.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration