The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/2183/14

Product:  Passenger car

Name: DB9 (Coupe & Volante), DBS (Coupe & Volante), One-77, V12 Vantage (Coupe and Roadster), V12 Zagato, V8 Vantage (Coupe and Roadster), Virage (Coupe and Roadster)

Batch number / Barcode:  Vehicles built between 15/06/2006 and 06/11/2014.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Aston Martin

Type / number of model:  Aston Martin: DB9 (Coupe & Volante), DBS (Coupe & Volante), One-77, V12 Vantage (Coupe and Roadster), V12 Zagato, V8 Vantage (Coupe and Roadster), Virage (Coupe and Roadster)

Risk type: Burns
The control module for the front heated seats may fail when the ignition is switched on. This could allow a permanent feed to the seat heater element(s) and it may not be possible to switch off the heating. This fault could cause the seat to overheat and in extreme circumstances the seat occupants may receive burns.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Other)

Description:  Passenger car.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: United Kingdom

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Portugal