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 Vantage was recalled due to transmission issues, DB11 owners are also experiencing software-related problems, this time relating to the tire pressure monitoring system. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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 V8 version of the DB11 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.