Nissan Recalls Infiniti Hybrids for Software Error Leading to Unexpected Acceleration

Nissan Recalls Infiniti Hybrids for Software Error Leading to Unexpected Acceleration
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November 5, 2014

Nissan has issued another recall for its line of Infiniti hybrids.

The company is recalling about 6,600 certain model year hybrids including: 2013-2014 Infiniti M35, 2014 Infiniti Q50 and 2013-2014 Infiniti Q70.

If the signal is lost from one of the two throttle position sensors (TPS) in the affected vehicles, the engine control module (ECM) will go into fail-safe mode, partially closing the throttle chamber. Should the lost signal be restored, the throttle chamber may open, regardless of the position signal from the TPS.

The reopening could cause the vehicle to gradually accelerate unexpectedly.

Nissan will notify owners who are affected by the recall, and dealers will reprogram the ECM, free of charge.

For more information, owners can contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.