2012-'13 Infiniti M35 Hybrid Recalled for Possible Engine Shut-Off | Edmunds

2012-'13 Infiniti M35 Hybrid Recalled for Possible Engine Shut-Off

WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling 1,140 2012-'13 Infiniti M35 Hybrid sedans in the U.S. for possible engine shut-off while driving, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"A system overheat condition may cause the hybrid powertrain control module to shut off the engine," the NHTSA said in its recall summary. "If the engine shuts off while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash."

A stop-sale order is in place until the cars can be repaired.

Infiniti told federal safety regulators that from April 2016 through May 2016, the automaker is aware of one incident of the engine stopping in the vehicle in the U.S. market.

It also said the car is safe to drive prior to the repair.

Infiniti dealers will reprogram the hybrid control-module automatic-transmission control unit and inverter software. The recall will begin by September 6. Owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Edmunds says: Since no parts are needed for this repair, it's a good idea to stay in touch with your Infiniti dealer on scheduling a service appointment if you own one of these cars.

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