Infiniti H15 Q30/QX30
What are the defects?
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 consumers 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.