Infiniti Recalls 28K SUVs To Fix Electronic Steering Problem

Nissan says the electronic steering can malfunction and bring the steering wheel to rest at an off-center position.

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Nissan is recalling more than 28,000 Infiniti luxury SUVs because the electronic steering can malfunction and bring the steering wheel to rest at an off-center position.

The recall covers certain Infiniti Q50 gasoline and hybrid SUVs from the 2014 and 2015 model years.

The company says a combination of low battery voltage and parking the SUVs with the wheels turned can confuse the steering control computer. 

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

That can change steering responsiveness and the turning radius, as well as cause the steering wheel to be off-center.

Owners will see a dashboard warning light if the issue happens. But if it's ignored, Nissan says it could increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the steering computer starting Aug. 9

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