Federal safety regulators have launched an investigation into reports that the emergency braking system on the new 2013 Infiniti JX crossover may activate inadvertently while driving, bringing the vehicle to a sudden and complete halt.
For the moment, at least, the issue is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is not necessarily going to trigger a recall. Infiniti parent Nissan said it is aware of the problem and looking into it on its own.
The JX is Infiniti’s first 3-row, 7- passenger crossover-utility vehicle and is loaded with a variety of luxury features and advanced safety equipment. That includes a driver assistance package with so-called intelligent braking assist that can, if necessary, bring a vehicle to a complete halt if it senses the driver failing to slow down when an obstacle is spotted ahead. The system is capable of bringing the JX to a complete halt.