Recall 16V430000

Direct Adaptive Steering System Malfunctions

Recall Details

The direct adaptive steering system may malfunction and affect the responsiveness and turning radius of the steering. Dealers will reprogram the direct adaptive steering electronic control unit software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The direct adaptive steering system may malfunction, resulting in an error at vehicle start up which alters the vehicle steering responsiveness and turning radius. This could result in increased risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Infiniti must be performed by a Infiniti dealership. Infiniti will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in August, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Infiniti dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Suspension & Steering, June 13, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 13, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
28,182
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V430000
Component
STEERING
Summary
Nissan North America, Inc.'s (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2014-2016 Infiniti Q50 vehicles manufactured December 26, 2012, to December 11, 2015, and Infiniti Q50 Hybrid vehicles manufactured December 10, 2012, to December 17, 2015. The Direct Adaptive Steering system may experience an error at vehicle start up altering the vehicle's steering responsiveness and turning radius.
Consequence
If the vehicle does not steer as the driver anticipates, there is an increased the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the Direct Adaptive Steering ECU software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by August 9, 2016. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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