Recall roundup: Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupe image

The British based automaker Aston Martin has recently announced a recall for the V12 Vantage Coupe models in the United States because of a problem with under inflated tires.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1, 098 units of the 2009-2012 Aston Martin V12 Vantage Coupes are being affected worldwide by the risk of under inflated tires, and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealerships. Out of the 1,098 Aston Martin V12 Vantage models affected, 169 units are in the United States and if ignored, this problem can lead to a possible crash.

“On these vehicles, the low tire pressure warning light will not illuminate until the tire pressure in the front tires is more than 25 percent below the recommended cold tire pressure. Under-inflated tires can result in tire overloading and overheating, which could lead to tire failure and a possible crash”, says the NHTSA in its recalls summary of the problem.

Aston Martin says that drivers can be alerted by this problem with noticing slightly higher steering input when driving the model. The recall is expected to begin soon but Aston Martin didn’t announce an official date just yet. Owners of the above mentioned model in the United States are being advised to contact the carmaker at 888-923-9988.