Infiniti Q50 Recalled for Steer-by-Wire Issue

Infiniti Q50 Recalled for Steer-by-Wire Issue

Infiniti has issued a recall on its Q50 sedan for an issue with the industry’s first steer-by-wire system.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there’s a particular version of the steering software that can cause the steer-by-wire system to disable in freezing temperatures. The issue can also cause a delay in the engagement of the backup mechanical steering system, meaning the driver could be left without steering for a temporary time.

SEE ALSO: 2014 Infiniti Q50 Steer-by-Wire Explained

Only 23 Q50 sedans are affected by the recall and owners are being notified so that dealerships can update the software.

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Discuss this story at our Infiniti Q50 forum.

  • Hajime Kishi

    Well that didn’t take time.

  • NickAlex

    I have been a long time Infiniti owner, I have owned the G37X, M56 and JX. I bought the Q50 when it first came out and has had these issues:

    1. Slow responsiveness of touch screen.
    2. GPS loosing signal and going to a blank screen.
    3. Electric steering locking while in drive (major safety issue!)
    4. Doors locking and not able to get into our out of the car! (major safety issue!)

    I signed a 39 month lease and I am stuck…hopefully things continue to break so the car can fit into the lemon law and I can get rid and break this lease.

    Based on these issues, I do not recommend the Infiniti Q50…wait 3 years before buying it.

  • ColumWood

    Sorry to hear about all your troubles. We’d love if you posted a review of the car in our new cars section. It’s the perfect place to let Q50 car shoppers know about your experience.