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by Tim Beissmann

Thirty Aston Martin V12 Vantage sports cars, with a combined value of more than $11.5 million, have been recalled in Australia to correct a defect with the vehicles’ tyre pressure monitors.

Sold in Australia between August 1, 2009 and October 1, 2012, the British-built luxury coupes were originally priced at $395,000 and are currently available from $386,892.

The official recall notice for the Aston Martin V12 Vantage published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) website explains:

“The vehicles have the incorrect software installed in the tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS).

“If the pressure in the front tyres of the vehicle reduces because of a leak or puncture, the TPMS system will not give a warning to the driver until the tyre pressure is 3psi lower than the design specification.

“This may result in loss of control of the vehicle, posing a traffic hazard to the driver and other road users.”

Aston Martin Australia encourages local customers to contact their authorised dealer to arrange an inspection and repair.

The Aston Martin V12 Vantage is powered by a 380kW/570Nm 5.9-litre petrol engine, and is capable of launching from 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds.




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