WASHINGTON — Nissan North America is recalling the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid sedans to fix a problem that may lead to stalling and to fix faulty transmission parts that could fracture, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"There have been no reported incidents related to these issues in the U.S.," wrote Kyle Bazemore, an Infiniti spokesman, in response to a query from Edmunds.
The automaker has issued a stop-sale order on the affected vehicles until they are repaired.
In the first campaign, Nissan is recalling 5,412 2014 Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid sedans because a software error may cause the electric motor to stop working while the car is being driven using the electric motor only.
"The stall-like condition that occurs when the electric motor stops working may increase the risk of a crash," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.
Infiniti dealers will reprogram the motor inverter software. The recall is expected to begin in mid-November.
In the second campaign, the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid sedans may have been assembled with transmissions whose housings were damaged during manufacturing. Nissan is recalling 817 of these vehicles.
"The damaged housings could crack and fracture, creating road debris and disabling the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash," NHTSA said.
Infiniti dealers will inspect the transmission assembly and replace it if cracks are found. The recall is expected to begin in mid-November.
Owners can contact Infiniti at (800) 662-6200.
Edmunds says: If you own one of these vehicles, it's time to schedule a service appointment with your dealer.