Infiniti has issued three separate recalls which are affecting the Q50 Hybrid, the Q70 Hybrid and the M35 Hybrid in North America.
The largest recall is affecting 5,831 units of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and 2014 Q70 Hybrid, out of which 5,412 have been sold in the United States. The NHTSA says that the affected vehicles have been recalled because of a software error which can stop the electric motor. This will be fixed by reprogramming the motor inverter software.
The second recall is covering 890 units of the 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and 2014 Q70 Hybrid, in North America, out of which 817 have been sold to the United States. The recall has been announced because of the transmission housings which were damaged during manufacturing and it can cause them to fracture while driving.
The last recall is covering the 2011 – 2013 M35 Hybrid, the 2014 Q50 Hybrid and the 2014 – 2015 Q70 Hybrid in 7,073 units in North America, out of which 6,562 have been sold in the United States. These vehicles have a programming error which can cause the electronic throttle chamber to open without the driver changing the throttle position. This can sue gradual unintended acceleration, increasing the risk of a crash. A software update will fix this.