Nissan will be contacting the owners of certain 2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid vehicles about a software update affecting the propulsion system. These vehicles are equipped with a power train that warns the driver in the event of a cooling system malfunction. If the warning lamp is ignored and the vehicle continues to be operated, the power train control module logic will shut off the engine to prevent damage. If the engine unexpectedly stops while driving, the brake and steering systems remain operational, however, there is an increased risk of an accident. Continue reading

Certain 2013-2017 Chevrolet, Infiniti and Nissan owners will be contacted by the manufacturer about a problem affecting the airbag deployment system. The front seat passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) may incorrectly classify an adult passenger as a child or classify the seat as empty despite it being occupied. As a result, the passenger frontal air bag may not deploy or could deploy incorrectly during a crash. Continue reading

According to reports filed with the NHTSA, certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles could experience reduced braking performance and/or steering control due to a manufacturing error. During the assembly process of the front wheel hub, the hub bolts, torque member bolts, and/or stopper bolts may have been under torqued or missing. Over time the brake caliper could separate from the wheel assembly causing reduced braking and steering control. Warning signs that there is a problem include unfamiliar noises and/or vibrations. Continue reading

Due to an assembly process issue, the fuel pressure sensor in some Nissan and Infiniti vehicles may have not been tightened to the manufacturer specification. Over time, the sensor could gradually loosen due to heat and vibration, allowing a small amount of fuel to leak. The fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source could result in an engine fire. The vehicles affected by this problem include: Continue reading

Infiniti is alerting owners of certain 2013-2015 hybrid sedans of a safety defect with their vehicles transmission software. In the affected vehicles, the Engine Control Module (ECM) is designed to go into fail safe mode and partially close the electronic throttle chamber if it detects a signal interruption from either one of the two Throttle Position Sensors (TPS). A programming error could lead to the electronic throttle chamber gradually opening regardless of the throttle position, resulting in the acceleration of the vehicle. Although the acceleration can be overcome by normal application of the brakes, the issue could increase the risk of an accident. Continue reading

Drivers of certain 2013 QX56 and 2014 QX80 SUV’s could experience incorrect airbag inflation during an accident because of a manufacturing error. Some air bags were built with an incorrect outer baffle component that could cause excessive inflator pressure that could rupture the airbag causing metal fragment to strike and potentially injure vehicle occupants. Owner will be asked to return their vehicles to an Infiniti retailer to have the front driver air bag inflator replaced free of charge. Continue reading

An investigation has lead Nissan to identify a problem in certain Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, where the passenger air bag did not deploy and the air bag status light was not illuminated. The investigation uncovered a problem in which the Occupant Classification System (OCS) classified the seat as empty even though it was occupied. Nissan will be sending notices to owners with instructions on how to get their vehicles repaired. Continue reading

Owners of certain 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedans will be asked to make arrangements to have their vehicles towed to the nearest Infiniti retailer so that repairs can be done to the steering system. The affected vehicles are equipped with Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) that previously received a software update to address power steering assist calibration issues. Continue reading

Nissan has identified a breaking issue in certain Nissan and Infiniti sport utility vehicle’s (SUV’s) and are asking customers to bring in their automobiles to have their Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) reprogrammed. The vehicles experiencing this problem include Infiniti’s 2013 JX35 and 2014 QX60 as well as Nissan’s 2013-2014 Pathfinder. Approximately 152,000 vehicles could be affected. (NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V-445) Continue reading