Infiniti Q50 sedan recalled over steering software glitch

2017 Infiniti Q50S 3.0t front 3/4
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  • 2017 Infiniti Q50S 3.0t front 3/4
  • 2017 Infiniti Q50S 3.0t rear detail
  • 2017 Infiniti Q50S 3.0t engine
The Basics: Infiniti will recall around 60,000 Q50 sedans globally due to a glitch in the software that controls the cars' direct adaptive steering system. It's this hardware and software that allows the Q50 to steer itself autonomously under certain conditions. A total of 28,182 Q50 sedans will be recalled in the US, with another 3,804 in Canada. We're not certain yet which model years will be recalled, but the direct adaptive steering debuted in 2014.

The Problem: According to Infiniti spokesperson Stefan Weinmann, "in certain rare circumstances, just after starting the vehicle" a software glitch "can lead to a lack of steering responsiveness and change in turning radius."

Injuries/Deaths: None reported.

The Fix: Infiniti hasn't yet announced how it will fix the issue, but a software update seems likely. That means a trip to the dealership.

If you own one: Expect to hear from the manufacturer later this month or next.

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