Infiniti Announces Recall of 1997 and 1998 Q45 and I30 Sedans
6 July 1999Infiniti Announces Recall of 1997 and 1998 Q45 and I30 Sedans
GARDENA, Calif., July 6 -- Today Infiniti announced a voluntary safety recall on approximately 2,295 1997 and 1998 model year Infiniti Q45 vehicles manufactured from April to July 1997 and approximately 14,440 1997 and 1998 model year Infiniti I30 vehicles manufactured from March to July 1997. Q45 and I30 vehicles manufactured during those periods may contain a damaged diode in the alternator. This could eventually result in an electrical short in the diode which could cause a fire in the alternator that could spread to the engine compartment. No injuries or fatalities have occurred due to this malfunction. To repair this condition at no cost to the customer, Infiniti will replace the alternator in the affected vehicles. Infiniti will begin contacting the owners of those vehicles today to request that they schedule appointments with Infiniti retailers to replace the alternators. A free service loan car may be arranged if the consumer requires alternate transportation. Infiniti is committed to a high level of customer service and is working with its dealers to address this condition for Q45 and I30 customers.