WASHINGTON — Aston Martin Lagonda of North America is recalling 7,256 vehicles, including the 2006-'14 Aston Martin DB9, because the seat heaters could get too hot, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"In the affected vehicles, the electronic control module for the driver and front passenger seat heaters may fail, preventing the seat heaters from being able to be turned off," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the electronic control module fails, the seat heater could get hot enough that areas of the seat may overheat and smolder, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant."
Aston Martin told federal safety regulators there are no reports of accidents or injuries. There are no reports of the problem in the U.S.
The company said an analysis of field warranty data in June 2014 detected "10 potentially related reports of seat heater malfunction."
The affected cars were built from July 3, 2006 to November 5, 2014.
Aston Martin dealers will install an additional module to the circuit that can interrupt power to the seat heaters in case the electronic control module for the seat heaters fails. A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Aston Martin at 1-888-923-9988.
Edmunds says: Since a date has not been set for this recall, it's best for owners to stay in touch with their dealers for next steps.