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#762 of 786 EXPLODING AIRBAGS!
Nov 05, 2009 (9:17 pm)
Last weekend my family and I were headed home in our 2005 QX56. We stopped to get gas. When we tried to start the car it was completely dead. Luckily, we were at a gas station with a mechanic. He changed out the battery (yes, it was the correct size). The car was still turned off at this point when all of the sudden all the side curtain airbags in the whole car exploded and went off with my wife and 5 year old son inside. The dashboard bags did not go off. Has anyone heard of this before? I know it sounds completely bizarre. Nothing mechanical is wrong with the car. It starts and idols fine. It is currently sitting at the dealer awaiting the Infiniti tech "specialist" to determine if it will be covered under warranty. I pray that it is. The bill I am sure will be around $10,000! Please help if anyone else has heard of or had this problem. Thanks....
#763 of 786 Re: EXPLODING AIRBAGS! [jtichy]
Nov 05, 2009 (10:28 pm)
That's got to be a scary experience. We get occasional reports about air bags deploying for no apparent reason though I don't recall offhand whether any of them were Infiniti.
I'd also like to know whether anyone else has had this happen. Anyone?
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#764 of 786 Re: EXPLODING AIRBAGS! [tidester]
Nov 11, 2009 (7:21 am)
Thanks for th response. It was very scary especially since my 5 year old son and wife were in the car at the time. Thankfully, she happened to be turned away from the door talking to my son (who was sitting on the floor behind the driver's seat). My experience in dealing with the Infiniti Factory - consumer relations department has been rather disappointing. They are taking a very reserved approach. Go figure! I have the Infiniti extended factory warranty and all they seem to be concerned about is finding some other fault for the airbags deploying. Their response to me was "if their engineers find all components were functioning properly they will not cover it". I am not sure how airbags deploying on their own are not considered a malfunction...but we'll see. Not quite the response you would want to hear from a "luxury" car manufacturer. I'll update my posts to keep you in the loop. If you happen to remember if any of the other reports you had were Infiniti please keep me updated. I did some online research and found the 2005 Q45's airbag module had an high amount of complaints and replacments. Thanks for your help.
Feb 22, 2010 (1:02 pm)
Here is a link to the Nissan Patrol which was launched last week in the Middle East, the Infiniti is supposed to be a rebadge.
I can't find dimensions yet, if anyone knows them can you post?
I also heard it is debuting in NYC next month.
#767 of 786 New 2011 QX on Infiniti website..
Mar 31, 2010 (12:38 pm)
www.infinitiusa.com has all pricing, pictures, stats, etc.
#768 of 786 Re: New 2011 QX on Infiniti website.. [sewellgsm]
Apr 02, 2010 (11:35 am)
Very nice. Infiniti is going to grab many SUV customers from Lexus. Is QX the largest vehicle from foreign brands?
Looks like the price for 2011 QX is roughly the same as previous generation. How is it possible to add whole bunch of new features without adding much $$ ? Is it because car makers have a huge profit margin to begin with?
#769 of 786 Re: New 2011 QX on Infiniti website.. [kiiwii]
Apr 02, 2010 (12:18 pm)
Yeah, the QX pricing is markedly less than the LX570.
#770 of 786 Re: New 2011 QX on Infiniti website.. [kiiwii]
Apr 06, 2010 (11:37 pm)
I think Nissan knows that balloning the price wouldn't bode so well considering the economy as well as the competition. I think if the QZ is a hit expect the price to go up quickly.
#771 of 786 New QX is a step in the right direction.
Apr 06, 2010 (11:48 pm)
The new QX looks good despite the ugly side vents. The interior looks good and over all I'd give it a 6/10. I would rate it higher cause I really think Nissan did a good job on the redesign but Nissan dropped the ball. Here was an golden opportunity to be a game changer in this segment and they blew it off. If Nissan had got a minimum of 20 mpg on the QX that could've been a huge deal. A 2 mpg increase over the old? That blows. These car companies need to wake up and get outta bed with the oil giants and put out a product that delivers good gas mileage and isn't a clown car. The large SUV is a shrinking market and the first company to deliver good MPG is gonna reap the rewards big time. They don't have to do Hybrid, the tech is there to make engines more fuel efficient, they just don't do it.