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Infiniti QX56, Nissan, SUV
#543 of 786 Nothing but problems so far
Nov 19, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I bought my QX56 in April 2005. I have had it in service three times already; twice for the braking issue as well as problems with the key fobs (unresponsive) and the backup camera (fuzzy, grainy picture at night). I was told the camera was replaced two weeks ago but still have the problem. A new issue is the gear shift not going into 'Park' all the way thus not allowing me to get the key out of the ignition switch. The Infiniti service department where I bought my vehicle is pathetic and unreliable. It always seems to take an extra two days to get my vehicle back. They are also very poor at updating the status of repairs. I am very dissatified with this vehicle and the Infiniti service department.
#544 of 786 Worst Cars 2005 list - QX made it
Dec 14, 2005 (11:46 pm)
"According to Consumer Reports, Infiniti's QX SUV is the least-reliable car on the market. It is 300% less reliable than the average car.
We really enjoy the $50,000 QX. It is extremely opulent and sophisticated, but remember a basic rule: The more complicated something is, the greater the number of things is that can go wrong. This is especially true for such an expensive guinea pig as the QX: It was not only an entirely new car when it went on sale in early 2004, but it was also the first Infiniti built in North America.
Ironing out the kinks in the QX's manufacture has not gone well for Infiniti, as the model is the least-reliable new car on the market."
#545 of 786 Re: Worst Cars 2005 list - QX made it [rviradia]
Dec 23, 2005 (4:22 pm)
That may be, but you couldn't prove it by me. I won't be trading mine just yet. (Besides, it holds a lot of Christmas gifts.)
#547 of 786 Re: Worst Cars 2005 list - QX made it [qx56]
Jan 02, 2006 (1:46 am)
I was not surprised but depressed knowing that my 2004 QX56 made Forbes list of worst cars.
My backup camera has been very grainy at night. I thought that was just dirt. I guess it's actually another defect.....
#548 of 786 Re: Worst Cars 2005 list - QX made it [qx56]
Jan 19, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Now that Christmas is over, ready to trade
#549 of 786 Re: Nothing but problems so far [deank]
Jan 19, 2006 (3:55 pm)
Regarding the back up camera issue. Same situation with those small hand held video cameras. Some are great in daylight, but grainy in lowlight. The sensor does not have the best range at night, but the grain is due to noise, like on a digital camera. Sure a much higher cost camera will do the trick, but I have yet to see a better retrofit.
Hey, Chevy is just getting on the bandwagon with it. If any of you are in southern ca., I have had great luck and support from Tustin Infiniti, they listen. Just be calm when you go in, that person you talk with is not your enemy.
They have made some of the problems you all have experienced a lot easier to accept. Because of they'r willingness to get things right, I will buy another Infinit from them. They treated me better than Laguna Hills & Fletcher Jones Mercedes Benz with our S Class.
#550 of 786 Re: Nothing but problems so far [yoda1]
Jan 20, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I agree with you yoda. I have had any repair work done at the same time the regular service was done. It was in there and I was going to get a loaner anyway. Ray Catena is the best in the North East as far as I'm concerned. They expect nothing less then complete customer satisfaction.
#551 of 786 Re: wsag [twittytwat]
by qx blues
Jan 22, 2006 (8:43 pm)
I hope you didn't go for the QX56 or Armada. Wait for the '07 Cadillad, those other 2 would never be able to compete!
#552 of 786 Re: wsag [qx blues]
Jan 23, 2006 (1:02 pm)
The new '07+ GM ute's are terrific except for one thing--the short models like the Tahoe/Yukon/Escalade are still a little too short, and because they kept the solid axle rear suspension, the 3rd seat is still the worst around. That's a HUGE mistake in my view (we have an '04 Suburban), especially since every other competitor has a 3rd row that both folds flat and is comfortable for humans.
They no doubt have higher levels of build quality and refinement than the Armada/QX56, but the Nissans still hold their own when it comes to power, styling, and room.