Seat issue grounds hundreds of Aston Martin cars

ACCC overseeing recall of 463 Aston Martins

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Owners of a range of different Aston Martin models will need to take their vehicles back to a dealership to have a possible seat issue attended to.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects the following Aston Martin models – DB9 (Coupe and Volante), DBS (Coupe and Volante), Virage (Coupe and Volante) and Vanquish (2013 onwards, Coupe and Volante).

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The affected vehicles were sold in Australia between the 13th of July 2004 and the 20th of June 2016.

The recall notice advises that on the affected vehicles, it is possible in some circumstances that when the right side front seat is operated to its fully rearward position that the seat runner can compress the battery supply cable and cause the seat to damage the battery supply cable.

This can occur when the following conditions occur:

  1. The seat has lost its calibration;
  2. The seat calibration has not been correctly re-learned;
  3. The right front seat is operated to its fully rearward position.

What are the hazards?

This may cause smoke in the passenger compartment and a risk of fire if combustible material is present.

What should owners do?

Owners will be contacted by direct mail and are being asked to contact their nearest Aston Martin dealer to arrange an inspection of the vehicle.

The dealer will examine the battery supply cable for damage, and install a routing block at no cost to the owner.

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