Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Infiniti M35, 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid, Q70 Hybrid

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Vehicles Affected: More than 6,500 model-year 2013-14 Infiniti M35h hybrid luxury sedans manufactured between April 7, 2012, and Sept. 9, 2013; model-year 2014 Q50 Hybrid luxury sedans manufactured between Dec. 10, 2012, and July 15, 2014; and model-year 2014-15 Q70 Hybrid sedans manufactured between April 9, 2010, and May 7, 2014

The Problem: Due to a software error, if the signal is lost from one of the two throttle position sensors, the engine control module will go into a fail-safe mode, partially closing the throttle chamber. If the lost signal is restored, the throttle chamber may open regardless of the position signal from the throttle position sensors; this could cause the vehicle to gradually accelerate unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Infiniti manufacturer Nissan will begin notifying owners in mid-November, and dealers will reprogram the engine control module for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid

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Vehicles Affected: More than 6,200 model-year 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid luxury sedans are being recalled in two separate actions, one affecting more than 5,400 cars and the other more than 800 cars. Q50 Hybrid sedans in the larger recall were manufactured between Dec. 10, 2012, and June 25, 2014, and in the smaller recall between Oct. 16, 2013, and Jan. 27, 2014. Q70 Hybrid sedans in the larger recall were manufactured between Nov. 7, 2013, and May 7, 2014, and in the smaller recall between Nov. 7, 2013, and Dec. 10, 2013.

The Problem: In the larger recall, both Q50 and Q70 hybrid sedans may have a software error that could cause the electric motor to stop working while the vehicle is being driven in electric-only mode, increasing the risk of a crash. In the smaller action, both sedans may have been assembled with transmissions that have damaged housings, which could crack and fracture, creating road debris and disabling the vehicle, and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: In the larger recall, Infiniti manufacturer Nissan will notify owners starting in mid-November, and dealers will reprogram the inverter software. In the smaller action, the automaker will also begin notifying owners in mid-November, and dealers will inspect the transmission assembly and replace it if cracks are found. Repairs in both cases will be made for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | November 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Infiniti Q70 Excels, BMW 5 Series, Lincoln MKS Falter in Latest IIHS Crash Tests

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released its most recent crash test results for midsize luxury sedans and found that Infiniti's Q70 sedan scored well across the board in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests, which earned it the group's Top Safety Pick+ designation.

Related: 2014 Infiniti Q70 Expert Review

The safety organization also tested the BMW 5 Series and Lincoln MKS, which did not perform nearly as well, ranking at the bottom of seven cars tested in the class. The BMW garnered a marginal score in the small front overlap test, which replicates hitting another vehicle or object like a pole at 40 mph at an offset angle, not head-on.

By David Thomas | October 3, 2014 | Comments (2)

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By Jennifer Newman | June 29, 2014 | Comments (0)

2014 Infiniti Q70 Review

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"The 2014 Infiniti Q70 is a lame duck in some ways, but it remains a fowl with redeeming qualities," said Cars.com reviewer David Thomas. Check out Thomas' review for more.

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Cars.com photo by Evan Sears

By Matt Schmitz | June 20, 2014 | Comments (2)

2014 Infiniti Q70: Car Seat Check

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The backseat of Infiniti's largest sedan is almost as luxurious as the front seat. The 2014 Infiniti Q70 (previously called the M) boasts a roomy, comfortable interior, and parents will love its easy-to-access Latch anchors and its booster-friendly seat belt buckles.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Geiger | May 22, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Infiniti Q70: Up Close

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Infiniti is making a play to take its products a bit further upmarket, making them nicer and more luxurious than outgoing models by focusing more attention on the interior appointments. The latest model to get that attention is the new 2015 Q70 sedan, unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

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The brand's big sedan has languished a bit when compared to its competition, but this new redesign should finally turn some heads at valet stands everywhere.

By Aaron Bragman | April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Infiniti Q70 Photo Gallery (28 Photos)

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Adjectives for the new exterior styling of the 2015 Infiniti Q70 have included "fluidic," "flowing" and "wavelike" — so you might say the dramatic design of the latest version of the midsize luxury sedan is a sea change. The new wavy sidelines and "waved mesh" finish of Infiniti's familiar double-arch grille join new LED taillight design, rear-end chrome trim and a streamlined bumper.

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You'll find yourself in familiar waters inside this vessel's cabin, where interior dimensions, real wood and leather trim surfaces, and heated leather seats carry over from 2014, as do the gauge and control layout with a large color touch-screen. The Q70 is now making its maiden voyage into the public eye at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | April 18, 2014 | Comments (4)

2015 Infiniti Q70: First Look

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Competes with: Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS

Looks like: Infiniti gave the Q70 the Q50 treatment with more flowing lines and a pumped-up grille for a look that's both more graceful and athletic

Drivetrain: 330-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 engine; 420-hp, 5.6-liter V-8; or a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a 50-kilowatt electric motor (hybrid); seven-speed automatic transmission; rear- or all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Fall

Infiniti's midsize sedan gets a makeover and welcomes a long-wheelbase version for 2015. The 2015 Q70 (previously called the M) will be unveiled at the 2014 New York International Auto Show alongside a revised version of the Infiniti QX80 full-size SUV.

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The Q70 follows in the smaller Q50 sedan's footsteps with more fluidic styling outside, an emphasis on luxury inside and a host of additional convenience features and safety systems for the 2015 model year.

By Jennifer Geiger | April 15, 2014 | Comments (3)

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