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Alright - This is getting a little scary. Today I started my Q50 up, shifted to drive, and started out of my parking spot. I was backed in and needed to turn quick. Steering was overly stiff and then noticed the wheels were not responding. I slammed the breaks and backed back into my spot. Shut the motor off and called the service department (Closed). Restarted the motor and the steering was fine.

This happened at startup and I was able to recover.
Could this happen at anytime?
Has anyone else experienced his problem?

Back to driving the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander till problem solved. :mad: No Bluetooth is my first world problem ;)
 

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Wow that's a major issue, and you have a Q50 with DAS?
 

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Alright - This is getting a little scary. Today I started my Q50 up, shifted to drive, and started out of my parking spot. I was backed in and needed to turn quick. Steering was overly stiff and then noticed the wheels were not responding. I slammed the breaks and backed back into my spot. Shut the motor off and called the service department (Closed). Restarted the motor and the steering was fine.

This happened at startup and I was able to recover.
Could this happen at anytime?
Has anyone else experienced his problem?

Back to driving the 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander till problem solved. :mad: No Bluetooth is my first world problem ;)
BTW do you get to control your computer right after you bootup?
Same applies to Q50, wait 60 seconds before you run off, just a suggestion, I don't know if your sales person told you that?:confused:
 

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I have to wait 60 seconds to make sure I can use my steering wheel? Did anyone from Infiniti test this car prior to selling? How can they market a car that has steering wheel issues like this?

The intouch system freezes.. what is to say the steering isn't going to one of these days doing 80mph?
 

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BTW do you get to control your computer right after you bootup?
Same applies to Q50, wait 60 seconds before you run off, just a suggestion, I don't know if your sales person told you that?:confused:
Sorry man but that is the dumbest thing I've heard today. Wait 60 seconds before you start driving your q50 to make sure your steering works?

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Yea, that is scary and I agree, you should NOT have to wait 60 seconds for steering to kick into action. That is grounds for a serious issue and had it been a different situation it could have been a VERY dangerous situation. Isn't it in this case that the back up steering should kick in? If this becomes more widespread, this will be a horrible recall to try and comeback from...
 

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Sorry man but that is the dumbest thing I've heard today. Wait 60 seconds before you start driving your q50 to make sure your steering works?
Yea, that is scary and I agree, you should NOT have to wait 60 seconds for steering to kick into action. That is grounds for a serious issue and had it been a different situation it could have been a VERY dangerous situation. Isn't it in this case that the back up steering should kick in? If this becomes more widespread, this will be a horrible recall to try and comeback from...
Men when computers bootup- it takes time. Q50 steering is electronic, even in manual system it takes time for oil to oil the gears...Even the human brain neurons take time...:confused:
 

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No matter how you twist it, its a HUGE safety issue to have to wait that long or if it becomes common place for the steering to fail. I have thought plenty of times how I take comfort in how fast I can start my Altima with push button start and get moving in a situation where I needed to get moving quickly.
 

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No matter how you twist it, its a HUGE safety issue to have to wait that long or if it becomes common place for the steering to fail. I have thought plenty of times how I take comfort in how fast I can start my Altima with push button start and get moving in a situation where I needed to get moving quickly.
So can I in my G37 Convertible but these cars don't have DAS and who know what really happened... all computers do take some time to get all the codes in the system.
 

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Men when computers bootup- it takes time. Q50 steering is electronic, even in manual system it takes time for oil to oil the gears...Even the human brain neurons take time...:confused:
No disrespect but that's just not an acceptable answer. The only way that could be an acceptable and safe solution is if the car was unable to be driven until 60 seconds after you turned the car on (if the problem was indeed "bootup time" which I highly doubt that's the problem anyways. Infiniti is not that stupid to design a steering system like that). You really think they would design a system that would allow you to drive the car when the steering was not yet "booted up"...what I suspect happened is for whatever reason the das system failed, and the steering reverted to the steering column with no power steering, and the op thought his steering wheel movements were not moving the wheels at all since it was a different feeling and would require more effort to turn the wheels.

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for the record i shifted to drive and apx 5ft noticed there was no stearing at that point i hit the brakes and did apply good force to turn the wheel thinking it was like when you would loose power stearing back in the day ... wheels did not turn.
 

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The fact is whatever was done or not to lockup steering, can this be repeated? I have had my q50 almost a month with zero lockup of any kind as I have followed my dealer's advise that to wait appx 60 seconds at first start in the morning after car has been parked overnight. Anytime you have any computer controlled equipment, the first startup always a bit longer as there are self diagnostic codes run through the system. I honestly believe that there other factors that took place and the complainant jumped to incorrect conclusions. You and I have seen that on this forum many times. So let's see if anyone else reports such steering wheel lockup. Hope it's not an issue but we'll have to wait till next update.
 

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This we on a drive home from work. I stopped off to pick up a birthday present for the wife. 18 miles to the store. Inside for apx 20 min. Then the issue occurred.

But yes. I am asking if this is isolated or has happened before.
 

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You really think they would design a system that would allow you to drive the car when the steering was not yet "booted up"...

I agree with Q50Aggie. They would not purposely design a system that would allow you to drive the car before the steering was ready.
 
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