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2014 Infiniti Q50 Recalled To Fix Power Steering Software


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Just the Facts:
  • Nissan North America is recalling 23 2014 Infiniti Q50 vehicles equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering to fix a software problem.
  • The problem could result in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Owners have been instructed not to drive their vehicles until they are repaired.

WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 23 2014 Infiniti Q50 vehicles equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering to fix a software problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The affected vehicles received a power steering software version that, should the engine compartment reach freezing temperatures, the power steering software may disable the electric steering system and also may delay the engagement of the mechanical steering backup system," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "The disablement of the steering systems could result in a loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash."

The Q50, which replaces the Infiniti G37, features a new steer-by-wire system said to be the only one of its kind available in a passenger car in the U.S.

Nissan notified owners and arranged to have vehicles towed to the nearest Infiniti dealer,
NHTSA said. Owners were instructed not to drive their vehicles until they were repaired.
Infiniti dealers provided affected customers with loaner vehicles while the software update remedy was applied.

Owners with questions can contact Infiniti at 1-800-662-6200.

Edmunds says: This is a small, but noteworthy recall given the sophisticated Direct Adaptive Steering system. No other Infiniti vehicles are affected.

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