Two Recalls Issued for Nissan Hybrids for Software Errors and Damaged Transmissions

Two Recalls Issued for Nissan Hybrids for Software Errors and Damaged Transmissions
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November 4, 2014

Two recalls have been issued for certain model year 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Infiniti Q70 hybrids.

Nissan is recalling about 800 vehicles due to a damaged transmission housing and about 5,400 vehicles for software problems.

In the first, the affected vehicles may have been assembled with transmissions whose housings were damaged during manufacturing. This could cause the housings to crack and fracture while the car is being driven.

Nissan will notify owners who are affected by the recall. Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission assembly, free of charge.

In the second recall, a software error could cause the electric motor to stop working while the vehicle is being driven using only the electric motor. This could cause a stall-like condition, which occurs when the electric motor stops working.

Nissan will notify owners affected by the recall, and dealers will reprogram the motor inverter software, free of charge.

For more information about either recall, owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.