Infiniti recalls over 14,000 hybrid sedans to fix software and transmission issues

Article by Christian A., on November 6, 2014

Nissan Motor Co. has issued a recall of 14,438 MY2014 Infiniti Q50 and Q70 luxury hybrid sedans around the world over potential software and transmission issues. The sedans are being recalled since their electric motor may stop running due to a communications error between the motor inverter and transmission control module, according to the carmaker and documents posted at the Web site of the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The recall covers 7,539 Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans sold in Japan, 5,412 in the US and territories, and the rest in other markets. The stall-like condition may happen when the electric motor stops working, thereby increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA documents.

The problem, however, does not manifest when the sedan is driving highway speeds while the internal combustion engine is being employed. The Japanese carmaker discovered the issue following a "field incident" in Japan in August, although it was not aware of any incident in the US market, according to NHTSA documents.

Nissan will have the motor inverter software reprogrammed for free of charge when the collection of the sedans starts mid-November. Separately, Nissan has issued a recall of 1,641 MY2014 Q50, Q70 and Q70L hybrid sedans after some automatic transmission housings may have cracks made during manufacturing by the supplier, NHTSA said.

A crack may result to a larger fracture and lead to on-road debris, thereby hiking the risk of a crash. This callback covers 817 sedans in the US and its territories, 520 in Japan and the rest in other markets.

Nissan has no knowledge of any complaints, injuries or accidents tied to this issue. The recall, which will commence at the same time as the first one, will have dealers install a new transmission assembly if any cracks are found.

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