Nissan is recalling certain 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and 2006-2010 Infiniti M45 vehicles because the accelerator pedal sensor signal could deteriorate resulting in the engine unexpectedly going into fail-safe (limp home) mode. The NHTSA Campaign Number is 13V-430.
According to the recall report, when a lateral load is applied to the accelerator pedal, it may cause low contact pressure between the sensor brush and the terminal on the circuit board of the accelerator pedal position sensor. Over time, the pedal sensor signal could deteriorate and output an incorrect signal causing the Engine Control Module (ECM) to go into fail-safe (limp home) mode. This condition, when combined with restricted air flow due to deposits at the throttle valve, may cause the engine to stop running at idle or just before stopping.
Owners of all potentially affected vehicles will be notified in early November 2013 to take their vehicles to an Infiniti dealer to have the pedal assembly replaced and the ECM reprogrammed. For more information about the problem owners can contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.