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#425 of 786 just started lemon law pursuit
Feb 08, 2005 (3:34 pm)
Glad to hear most new owners (2005) are seemingly happy with the QX56....those of us that bought right out of the box (2004) had to work out kinks. My issues are still unresolved and even the dealer encouraged me to contact lemon law/manufacture's rep. My 2004 model has recurring issues with noise/rattles (NOT what one expects with a luxury car) and brake/brake pad/rotor issues. The car has been in the shop every month since April '04. Even though the service manager and crew treat me like a relative now, it is still disconcerting. I jump in my husband's Lexus and NEVER have noise or ride issues. This was my first Infiniti purchase, and though I am considering a 2005 model if the lemon law works, I wonder....can you tell me if it will be worth it? Are all of your rides rattle free and safe on the brakes???
Help me decide, as it really was the size/look/and feel I wanted from an SUV. But I am just SICK of the noise and brake problems. If someone could give me great odds that this is resolved, it would ease my mind. Thanks.
Feb 09, 2005 (10:11 am)
I have an Armada that has been in the shop for the past 2 weeks for various issues. Brakes, highway speed shimmy, rattles, etc. I am supposed to pick it up today with the brand new brake TSB parts- larger rotors, new calipers, etc. and according to my service guy they've replaced all the weatherstripping (my rattles aren't coming from the panels but the doors themselves). He says "everything" is fixed. We'll see. I sure hope so, because the design intention of these vehicles is outstanding- just poor execution on the early builds.
#427 of 786 Re: just started lemon law pursuit [maizenblue]
by qx blues
Feb 16, 2005 (5:13 pm)
Well, picked up my QX56 today (3rd time to have brake pads replaced/rotors resurfaced), had the truck back 20 minutes and had to take it back to the shop. This time I almost wrecked. The steering wheel jerked so back when hitting the brakes (at 40-60 mph) that everything in my passenger sent flew to the floor. I already have a file # with Infiniti and that is pretty much worthless. They are the reason I took the vehicle back this week. The representative did tell me the brake pads that are being installed now are NOT the fix, another set will be coming the end of this month, or next month. Forget the lemon law, I had an Expedition that was nothing but a problem a few year ago. Wrote the Attorney General and everything. Met with Ford, and they did offer to give me a lesser model for even (wasn't that nice of them!!!!!) It takes too much time and effort only to still be used in the end! I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER INFINITI AUTOMOBILE AGAIN!
#428 of 786 New Car Buyer - Need assist
Feb 17, 2005 (12:22 pm)
Hey everyone. I am in the market for a new car. My choices are Nissan Armada, Inifiniti QX56, and BMW 545i. All cars loaded. I am leaning towards the Armada and QX. I got one dealer to get the price of the 2005 QX down to $50997 (LOADED). I test drove the 545i yesterday, and it was beautiful. I did not want to get out of the car. Problem is, the 545i is very expensive to purchase (more than $60,000, not including taxes, tags,...etc). Lease is not an option for me, only purchase. I am not basing the car on gas prices, or family. Just looks, comfort, ride, quality and hapinness. This will be my first, new car. and i want it to be perfect. i have a lumina 1990=hate it, KIA Sportage 1997=hate it, and Nissan Sentra=like it but not mine, family member's. I want to purchase the car in less than a month. But reading all these problems about the Armada and QX is depressing me, and pulling me out of the market for purchasing any car. I didn't see much complaints on the BMW, but it is VERY PRICEY. Help me out my people. what should i do? the Infiniti dealer sold me the car and the price (but i didn't buy it yet), while the Armada dealer sold me the price, but not the car. The BMW dealer said: "we don't have much discounts and rebates to give". I think it is ridiculous, even for a high class car like this. I was going after a Benz, but stopped that desicion as i will need to sell everything to get that. Ok, PLEASE HELP. Are the 2005 Armada and QX56 better than the 2004? and Should i go with these cars now, or wait till the brake problem is fixed in March (if that is the correct month when the solution will come out)? If i end up waiting, and june comes along, than i will wait till January 2006 to buy a car since new year models come out in September.
HELP SOON PLEASE.
#429 of 786 Re: New Car Buyer - Need assist [carfan3]
Feb 20, 2005 (6:01 pm)
I own a '04 QX56 and have had little trouble with it. I understand that many '04 owners are disappointed with their purchase because of numerous problems which have been addressed in the '05 copy. I purchased mine based on the fact that I have a family of five plus a Golden. I use it vacationing in Corolla, NC (beach access only to house) and I pull a 24', 6000#, boat and trailer to which it handles perfectly. You need to remember that both the Armada and the QX56 are based on the Titan pickup and rides like it. The suspension on the QX is a little softer if for nothing else, it weighs in at 5,700 pounds. If I didn't need the utility and room of this monster, I may have chose a little more luxury. Good luck with your decision. I am very happy with mine, and hope to have it a good long time.
Feb 21, 2005 (9:47 pm)
I purchased my 05 Q56 in Dec I bought the max options, And am glad I did. I Love it, It handles excellent. Gets 15 M P G, And I have not had any noises or problems yet, I drive a lot , And it is very comfy inside, Lot of room for luggage. Am very happy about the size. Makes family feel safe. Highly recommend Vehicle. Jack
#431 of 786 Re: Cold Weather Car Door Issues [rcgalle]
Feb 22, 2005 (9:58 am)
This is just a thought here, but since I had a similar incident on a 1988 car a number of years ago, I would check the inside cavity of the door to see if there is any ice. Sometimes, water drips down through the corner of the door and builds up near the bottom. It freezes and puts a lot of pressure on the door as it expands. Hence it is all too willing to open up when you unlock the door, but, go ahead and try to shut it again and you get a door that bounces back. That may or may not help you, but it is worth checking out. If you have this problem, there is a simple fix. The rubber trip around the door needs to be beefed up at the point of entry for the water and the trip near the bottom needs to be able to breathe better. That is about it!
#432 of 786 04' QX56 vs 05' Armada
Feb 22, 2005 (8:27 pm)
Per the last post, I am interested in a 2005 Armada LE w/ Tech Pkg and Entertainment. Local Dealers have 04' Infiniti QX56 that they will sell at or below invoice, but will still be ~$7K More then the Armada.
Did anyone else face this decision and choose the Armada? The QX56 may have a better value long term, but then again, it's already technically 1 year old and cost a good $7K More. I plan to get an extended warranty anyway, so the Infiniti Warranty is not a selling point.
I am looking to get the Black Onyx,which with the Chrome Front and Year Bumpers on the Armada, looks pretty striking.
I have 2 Small Boys and a 3rd on the way, so maybe the harder leather in the Armada may be better.
#433 of 786 Fuel Tank size of QX56?
Feb 24, 2005 (6:22 am)
We purchased our 05' QX56 in January and we have zero problems with it. I must admit that I love the fact that I've only seen 7 QX56's on the road since they came out last year. Oh, my question, I'm on my 9th fill up, and I've never been able to squeeze more than 25 gallons of gas in the tank. The specs say that it has a 28 gallon tank. Is there a 3 gallon reserve after the needle is on empty?
#434 of 786 Scared of new QX56
Feb 24, 2005 (8:55 am)
I really like this truck but there are way too many problems. I'm going to wait for the new Sequoia based LX from Lexus. I'd rather pay $10K more and have the doors shut properly. Some of these postings are way too understanding. I'd be really upset if I spent $50K for a lemon. JD Power should have info next year on the QX. Shouldn't be pretty.