The 2017-2018 Infiniti QX30 is being recalled because its driver-side airbag could unintentionally deploy.
The issue affects a total of 17,507 vehicles and involves the poor grounding of steering components, causing the driver-side airbag to deploy if an electrostatic charge occurs. If that charge cannot be led to ground and the airbag clock spring is broken, the driver-side airbag could deploy, potentially injuring the driver and resulting in a crash.
Infiniti is not aware of any incidents related to the defect and dealerships will install a commutator ring to ensure proper grounding of the steering column.
The automaker notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the issue after receiving information about the potential problem from supplier Daimler AG. Affected owners will begin receiving notifications about the issue on December 18.
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