WASHINGTON — Aston Martin is recalling 6,076 vehicles in the U.S., including the 2010-'16 Aston Martin Rapide, because of a problem with the door locks, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"The affected vehicles are equipped with interior door unlocking mechanisms that may not function when the vehicle has been locked from the outside," NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the doors cannot be opened by an occupant from inside the vehicle, they may be trapped inside, increasing their risk of injury."
"We have not received any reports of accidents, injuries or fatalities. However, such is our commitment to quality, reliability and customer safety we are taking this precautionary action. Remedial work takes approximately 15 minutes," said Aston Martin spokesman Matthew Clarke, in response to a query from Edmunds.
Aston Martin dealers will disable the double-locking feature by reprogramming the software. The recall is expected to begin on August 1. Owners can contact Aston Martin customer service at 1-888-923-9988.
Edmunds says: Owners of these vehicles should schedule a service appointment with their dealer once they receive their official recall notice.