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Infiniti JX Under Safety Investigator's Eyes

Federal safety investigators are taking a close look at the 2013 Infiniti JX crossover vehicle after getting reports that the emergency brake system can activate itself while driving down the road - and that's not a good thing, folks.

NHTSA, the federal agency in charge of ordering motor vehicle recalls, has announced that they have launched an investigation into the luxury brand's first 7 seat, 3 row crossover SUV. The vehicle is loaded up with a wide variety of luxury touches and some very advanced safety equipment.

Included in the vehicle's driver assistance package, if you want to call it that, is a so-called intelligent braking assist system that can bring a vehicle to a complete halt if it senses the driver fails to slow down when an obstacle is spotted by the vehicle in front of it at some distance. The automatic system can slam the brakes to a complete halt of the vehicle.

There are two reports of the braking system stopping the Infiniti JX vehicles on a bridge for no apparent reason. Investigators speculate that metal in the bridge itself may have triggered to unexpected braking to a halt.

Either way, it could be dangerous so watch out if you own a 2013 Infiniti JX with the braking assist package, although we wouldn't call it much of a driver assistance package.

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