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Electrical issue sparks Infiniti Q30/QX30 recall

More than 500 Infiniti vehicles sold in Australia affected

A recall of the recently-arrived new Infiniti Q30 and QX30 has been initiated after a possible electrical issue was identified.

The recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects a total of 532 Infiniti vehicles sold in Australia.

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Is your Infiniti being recalled? Check your VIN here.

The recall notice advises that the steering column has no electrical connection to ground other than the spiral cable.

What are the hazards?

If the spiral cable is damaged the airbag warning light will illuminate. If the driver ignores the warning light and continues to drive for extended periods, electrostatic charge may build up on the steering wheel.

Under very limited circumstances this could be discharged through the electrical circuit of the driver’s airbag.

In an extreme case this discharge could be sufficient to trigger an unintended deployment of the driver airbag.

What should Infiniti Q30/QX30 owners do?

Once parts availability is confirmed, owners of vehicles within the affected VIN range will be advised to contact their Infiniti Dealer to arrange for the installation of a slip ring to ensure the grounding of the steering column.

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