Aston Martin and the NHTSA have issued a recall for several vehicles because of a problem spotted with the seat heater.
Whenever writing about recall we are used to telling you about the massive ignition switch of GM, the latest Takata airbag problems or issues with brakes, steering or suspension. But every once in a while, something out of the ordinary pops up, like the one with the wrong logo on the rear or this one, with the Aston Martin seat heaters. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the seats could start to smolder and that really doesn’t sound like too much fun.
The affected Aston Martin vehicles include the DB9, the DBS, the Virage, the V8 Vantage and the V12 Vantage, from the 2006-2014 model years, put together between the 3rd of July, 2006 and the 5th of November, 2014. The four-door Rapide is also affected by this recall, along with the Cygnet, the Vanquish and the One-77. The total number of affected models stands at 7,256 across the United States, so if you own one of these, you should probably contact your local Aston Martin dealership. The recall should begin soon and the necessary repairs / replacements will be made free of charge to the owners.