Nissan Recalls 60,000 Infiniti Q50 Sedans Over Steering Software Issue

Posted: Jun 17 2016, 12:10pm CDT | by , Updated: Jun 17 2016, 11:18pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


Nissan Recalls 60,000 Infiniti Q50 Sedans Over Steering Software Issue
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Nissan’s Infiniti had to recall 60,000 Q50 Sedans due to a steering issue.

Infiniti is a luxury brand of Nissan. Recently it recalled around 60,000 vehicles which were actually Q50 Sedans from all over the world due to Steering issues faced by drivers. The brand said in its report that a malfunction in vehicle’s autonomous driving system can cause a steering problem in these vehicles. It was the reason that an official order was passed to recall these sedans. 

These cars were sold in China and North America. The autonomous car industry is getting famous day by day. Infiniti’s Q50 is one of the very first cars offered by this brand in this autonomous driving genre. This car has a high degree software engineering and mechanical engineering tactic implanted that gives the driver a great self-driven experience.

However many improvements can be made in these autonomous systems before they are fully incorporated in society. According to the report by Infiniti, the steering system of the car can fail right after the car is started in some cases. This can happen due to a software glitch which was seen in the cars. 

Infiniti Q50's direct adaptive steering system could malfunction "in certain rare circumstances, just after starting the vehicle" when a software issue "can lead to a lack of steering responsiveness and change in turning radius," Weinmann told Reuters.

The company will send letters to customers informing about the recall in the end of June and July. The company claims that it is the brand’s adherence to safety for their customers due to which they are finalizing this huge recall. 

Chief of Infiniti Roland Krueger announced that the company is working on the betterment of its autonomous cars. According to Roland they are trying to provide better steering so that the car have more than 60 kilometers of autonomous driving in an hour. In 2014 Infinity recalled Q50s due to an electric steering issue as well. So this isn’t the first time this kind of thing has happened. 

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