Infiniti Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects 34 million+ vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in aut…Continue reading article "Infiniti Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
OCS Defect Triggers Airbag Warning Light
Nothing can bring a car's satisfaction rating down faster than an infotainment system, and the worst of a bad crop might just be Infiniti's InTouch. Thank goodness there's a Q50 wrapped around it, because that disaster needs a saving grace.Continue reading article "OCS Defect Triggers Airbag Warning Light"
It didn’t take long for the 2019 QX50 to get its first recall.
keep reading article "Knee Airbag Problem Lead to the 2019 QX50’s First Recall"
More than 1,670 model year 2019 Infiniti QX50 SUVs are recalled because the passenger-side knee airbag covers may detach when the airbags deploy in cold temperatures.
I have some choice words for Nissan’s anti-lock brake actuator pump.
And yes, I realize that is an odd thing to say, but hear me out. The pump leaks brake fluid onto internal circuit boards which starts fires. And it’s been a problem more than once. The pumps were first recalled back in 2016. However the seals used to “fix” the leak have failed and now the pumps have been recalled again.
Nissan is even worried enough to ask owners of the 2015-2017 Murano, 2016-2017 Maxima, 2017-2018 Pathfinder and the 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles to park their cars outside and away from things you wouldn’t like to see turned to ash.
Maybe I should direct my choice words at Nissan instead.keep reading article "Infiniti ABS Actuator Recalled for Starting Fires. Again."
Software errors in the fuel pump can cause certain Infiniti vehicles to run out of gas.
Engineers determined when the amount of fuel is low in the main tank, the pressure regulator may not open and send fuel from the sub tank to the main tank. This can cause the fuel level in the main tank to be too low for the fuel pump to send fuel to the engine, which can cause the engine to stop running while driving.Technology. It’s awesome, until it isn’t.
The recall involves the 2016-2018 Q50 and the 2016 Q60 with 2-liter engines.keep reading article "Out of Gas? Blame Your Fuel Pump's Software"
Nissan announced the 2002 QX4 and Pathfinder need their front, passenger-side airbag inflators replaced. This is important, but there's a catch.
It's only 46 vehicles. Affected owners should be notified by mail, but you can also grab your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and call 800-647-7261.keep reading article "Small Number of QX4 Added to the Takata Recall List"
Oh, airbags. Either they're deploying with too much force and possibly killing us. Or not deploying when they should and possibly killing us.
Please don't let this be the new Takata.…keep reading article "2017 QX30 Recalled for Autoliv Airbags That’s Don’t Deploy."
I look forward to the day when I can stop talking about Takata recalls. Today is not that day.keep reading article "152,000 More Takata Inflators Need to Be Recalled"
A malfunction in the hybrid cooling system is shutting down the engines in the 2012-2013 M35 Hybrid, prompting a recall.
A driver will receive a warning light but if the warning is ignored, the powertrain control module is designed to shut off the engine to prevent engine damage.
Nissan says the recall is "out of an abundance of caution," and that drivers shouldn't ignore dashboard warning lights. The recalled cars were built between March 23, 2010 and September 9, 2013.keep reading article "M35 Hybrid Engines Are Shutting Down While Driving"
Issues with the self-driving software that tend to happen soon after starting up, have led to the recall of 60,000 Q50 sedans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) hasn't released details of the Q50 recall, but the problem is apparently the steering system key that can malfunction and cause the self-driving capabilities to have problems with the steering. Infiniti says problems could also occur to the turning radius of the cars due to a software problem in the systems.
This is just a hunch, but I doubt this will be the last we hear of self-driving complaints as Infiniti irons out the kinks.keep reading article "Q50 Recalled to Fix Self-Driving Software"
Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told everyone to expect a Takata recall expansion of 35-40 million vehicles.
And now, it's happening. Of those 35 million, Nissan and Infiniti are recalling 402,000 cars.keep reading article "Another Takata Recall Expansion for Passenger Side Inflators"
Nissan says the 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 and 2007-2011 Nissan Versa vehicles are recalled if originally sold or ever registered in zone A.
Anyone else getting the feeling there's a major issue with Nissan and Infiniti's Occupant Classification System (OCS)?
For roughly the 103rd time, Nissan announced an OCS recall. The difference is this one is a doozy at 3.8 million vehicles.
Nissan says the occupant classification systems in the front passenger seats can turn off because the systems classify an adult as a child or classify a seat as empty even if an adult is in the seat.
That will disable the airbags for someone who really needs it. But there's something else.…keep reading article "For The Love Of Everything, Another Infiniti OCS Recall"
The OCS mop-up continues as complaints continue to pour in about an airbag warning light that won't shut off.
Nissan (and Infiniti) is issuing a third recall to fix problems with airbag sensors not recognizing front-seat passengers.
"Nissan blames the problem on a supply chain error that caused incorrect occupant classification control unit parts to be installed on vehicles that received the incorrect part after the March 2014 recall was completed. There are also vehicles that were not part of the March recall but received the wrong part from other repairs."
The latest round includes many Nissan vehicles, as well as the 2013 JX35, 2014-15 QX60, and 2014 QX60 Hybrid.keep reading article "Another Month, Another OCS Recall for Nissan and Infiniti"
X35, Q50, QX60, and G27 are all named in a lawsuit against Infiniti's parent company, Nissan, for an allegedly defective Occupant Classification System (OCS).
Plaintiff Matthew Senci filed the proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges the vehicles have occupant classification system software that can incorrectly classify a front passenger seat as empty when it's occupied by an adult passenger. The error can cause the airbag to deactivate and fail to deploy in a crash.
Complaints and warranty claims led to the first OCS recall in March 2013, but it was limited to only 83,000 vehicles. Nissan later admitted, however, that the "fix" for that recall didn't work when they expanded the OCS recalls.
The lawsuit, Matthew Senci v. Nissan North America, Inc., accuses the automaker of being deceptive and selling vehicles with known defects.keep reading article "Faulty Occupant Classification System Leads to Recall"
Heads up, EX35 owners!
If your steering feels loose, just wait until you come to a stop and the steering column separates entirely. According to Nissan, a manufacturing problem with the outer tube in the steering column is responsible for a recall of 17,000 vehicles.
In the words of the automaker, the outer tube might have been manufactured 'out-of-round.' The wrong specifications can cause stress at the upper bearing and cause the bearing retainer to fracture. Once broken, the steering wheel will move without turning the vehicle as intended.
This seems to be a response to last year's EX35 investigation for loose steering. The recall includes the 2008 Infiniti EX35, 2009 Nissan GT-R and the 2009 Infiniti FX35/FX45.keep reading article "Following EX35 Investigation, Infiniti Expands and Recalls Steering Column Problem"
The hood release cable was installed incorrectly in over 170,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, preventing the latch from working as it should.
That means the hood could fly open while driving, which I'm told is really bad for visibility.
Nissan says the recalled vehicles include the 2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder and Pathfinder hybrid, 2013 Infiniti JX35, 2014 Infiniti QX60 and the QX60 hybrid.
The fix includes making the cable longer, but there's no word on when that'll begin.keep reading article "Hood Release Latch Recall"
It's a two-part transmission recall for the 2014 Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid.
First, software errors in the motor inverter and Transmission Control Module (TCM) are shutting down the electric motors. Thankfully, the cars don't depend on these motors at highway speeds. Second, manufacturing errors with the transmission housings mean 1,600 hybrids will need to have their transmission assemblies checked for cracks.keep reading article "Software Errors in the TCM Are Shutting Down Hybrid Electric Motors"
Roughly 1,800 QX56 and QX80 SUVs have been added to Infiniti's Takata recall list.
The latest recall involves the 2013 model year and is for a slightly different (albeit still dangerous) reason:keep reading article "QX56 and QX80 Added to Takata Recall List"
Although millions of vehicles have been recalled because of metal air bag inflators that can explode, Infiniti says the recall involves Takata air bags that were built with the wrong baffles. The outer baffle can cause internal pressure and that pressure can cause the metal inflator to explode.
Nissan and Infiniti are expanding their Takata recall to include 226,000 additional vehicles
, bringing their grand total to 706,000 following last year's initial recall.
This newest recall involves model year 2002-2003 Nissan Maxima, Pathfinder and Infiniti I35 and QX4; 2002-2004 Nissan Sentra and 2003 Infiniti FX vehicles.The problem continues to be the same, dangerous story – the chemicals inside Takata airbag inflators have become unstable, and can explode with such force that they send metal shrapnel flying into the cabin.
The recall is expected to begin in mid-August 2014, but parts might be limited as other automakers have recently expanded their Takata recalls as well.keep reading article "To Infinity And Beyond? Nissan Expands Takata Recalls"
One of the air tools Nissan used to install the lug buts on the 2014 QX60 went rogue, but only on the right hand side.
Nissan said 334 model year 2014 Rogue, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 vehicles might have loose lug nuts on both right wheels. The automaker discovered the problem in February when a right-hand automated air tool failed to tighten the lug nuts. An inspection of 2,293 vehicles at the Nissan plant identified 52 vehicles that contained a loose lug nut.
The recall is expected to begin this month.keep reading article "QX60 Part of Recall for Wheels That Fall Off"
Last year, the JX35 (along with other Nissan vehicles) was recalled because a defective sensor could fail to detect when an adult passenger was in the seat.
Now Nissan is expanding the recall to 1 million vehicles, including the same 2013 JX35 and the 2014 Q50, and QX60. It also includes many Nissan models. The defective sensor is part of the Occupant Classification System (OCS) that determines if there's an adult, or child, in the passenger seat. When there's an adult, the airbag is supposed to get activated – except it's not working.
"Nissan says a combination of factors could cause the problem, such as high engine vibration at idle when the seat is initially empty and then becomes occupied. Even the posture of the passenger could cause the air bag to deactivate."
So why is the 2013 JX35 getting recalled again? Nissan admits the fix didn't work. Great. Let's hope they have better luck this time.keep reading article "JX35 Part of Massive Recall Expansion for More Passenger Airbag Problems"
The 2013 JX35 and 2014 QX60 are being recalled for a BS problem.
Correction ... an ABS problem. That makes more sense.
Nissan discovered the problem in 2013 and found that driving on rough or uneven roads seemed to be the key. Technicians said the antilock brake system (ABS) pressure output software setting could cause stopping distances longer than expected when the ABS was activated.
The recall affects JX35 cars built between September 15, 2011 and January 16, 2013, and QX60 vehicles built between January 17, 2013 and September 20, 2013.keep reading article "Driving on Rough or Uneven Roads Can Confuse Infiniti’s ABS System"