It’s recall time for every single Aston Martin DB11 ever sold, and it’s not because of an AM part. Yep, Aston is the latest company to be blighted by a faulty Daimler steering column, which can cause unintentional airbag deployments.
Over one million Mercedes-Benz-branded cars have been recalled due to the fault, which has also affected products from Nissan and its luxury division Infiniti. It’s all down to improper grounding, leading to electrostatic charges which can then set off airbags.
Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like there have been any serious injuries as a result. According to Daimler, there have been “a handful of instances where drivers suffered minor abrasions or bruises,” and nothing more.
According to Reuters, none of the 3873 DB11 owners have experienced any erroneous airbag deployments, and the work to fix the problem takes only two hours to do.
Customers probably won’t quite receive the same level of service experienced by Bugatti owners during a recent Chiron seat recliner recall, however. In that case, Bugatti reportedly dispatched “Flying Doctor” concierge technicians to inspect each of the affected cars…