The affected part, a clock spring in the steering column that can break, is supplied by Daimler thanks to the company’s tech tie-up with Aston Martin.
If the spring breaks, it can trigger an airbag warning light. If certain wiring components are not earthed sufficiently, this could cause the driver’s airbag to deploy from an electrostatic charge.
It has been fitted to DB11s produced between November 2015 and December 2017.
No incidents relating to the issue have been reported, but an Aston Martin spokesman told Autocar that the brand it is carrying out “precautionary” work as part of its “commitment to safety and customer satisfaction”.
They said the remedial work takes approximately 1.8 hours (108 minutes) to complete and is being “carried out with no charge to the customer by their local Aston Martin dealer”.
Aston Martin was first made aware of the issue by Daimler back in October 2017, when it launched an investigation and found that some of its DB11 models could be affected.
Daimler recalled 400,000 Mercedes-Benz cars last year for the same issue. A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, CLA, GLA and GLC models built between November 2011 and July 2017 were affected. The GLK, predecessor to the GLC, was also affected, but this model was never sold in the UK.