After only starting production last September, the DB11 is being recalled for a faulty tire pressure monitoring system.
The Aston Martin DB11 only started production last September, but the luxury grand-tourer is being hit with its first safety recall. Not long after the , DB11 owners are also experiencing software-related problems, this time relating to the tire pressure monitoring system. According to the , affected DB11s "may be incorrectly calibrated, resulting in the low tire pressure warning tell-tale not illuminating at the required minimum activation pressure."
As a result, drivers won’t be warned if any of the tires are under-inflated tires, thus increasing the risk of a crash. The recall affects 319 DB11s in the United States manufactured between November 17, 2016, and June 13, 2017. But considering the luxury grand-tourer only started production last September, there’s a high chance that the majority of DB11s in America are affected by the issue. Fortunately, the issue can be resolved with a simple software update. Owners of affected DB11s will be contacted by Aston Martin by the end of the month and will be instructed to visit a dealership to have the software update installed free of charge.
The software only affects DB11s powered by Aston Martin's 5.2-liter twin-turbo V12, as the due to be rolled out later this year will have improved software for the tire pressure monitoring system. Priced at$198,995, the V8-powered Aston Martin DB11 is fitted with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo manufactured by AMG with 503-hp and 513-lb-ft of torque compared to the 600-hp you get in the V12.