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#1 of 135 Infiniti QX56 Problems and Solutions
Sep 09, 2007 (8:11 am)
I have a 2008 QX56 with intelligent key. This morning I can not start the vehicle. Has anybody had this problem? The remote will lock and unlock the doors, but the ignition switch will not rotate from the "lock" position and the dash light flashes the car and key symbol. It is Sunday and Infiniti roadside assistance says they will tow it tomorrow to my dealership because they need a dealership signature to drop off the car and nobody is there on Sunday.
#2 of 135 Exploding Sunroof
Sep 21, 2007 (9:45 am)
Has anyone else experienced this? I was traveling on the freeway in my QX56 with my 6yr old in the back, when an earsplitting explosion occurred...I could feel the pressure from it in my eardrums. My first thought was that an explosion (natural gas storage?) had occurred nearby, alongside the freeway...then I felt the shards of glass raining down inside. I thought at that point that perhaps we'd been shot at. Wind and glass are rushing into the vehicle, my daughter is screaming, and I am desperately trying to maintain control of the vehicle and comprehend what is happening to us at the same time. Luckily for us, no one was hurt, but this could have had a much more grisly outcome. I have photos showing that all the glass remaining around the edges of the sunroof is curved upward, as if there were an interior pressure that the glass could not withstand. The dealership said I had to pay for the repairs, ($1000) though the vehicle was almost new and under warranty. I would like to hear from any owner of an Infiniti or Nissan who has had a similar experience. Thanks.
#3 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [lfriedelo]
Sep 21, 2007 (11:31 am)
That sounds pretty scary! Though not related to Infiniti, you may be interested in reading about similar experiences others have had: Exploding Sunroofs!
For what it's worth, I don't see why it wouldn't be covered by warranty.
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#4 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [lfriedelo]
Oct 30, 2007 (6:05 pm)
Yes, I just had the same problem with my brand new 2007 G35X. I too was driving on the highway traveling about 65mph when my sunroof exploded. Glass shattered and sunroof exploded up and out - very scary!! My car is currently at the dealership pending an explanation. This is ridiculous me and my passenger could have been killed had I not took control of the car. Infiniti is still trying to figure out what the problem was. Clearly a manufacturing defect. Has anyone else out there experienced this problem - please post.
Angel 10 in NY.
#5 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [theresau]
Oct 30, 2007 (10:48 pm)
Thanks, Angel! Please let us know what you find out.
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#6 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [lfriedelo]
Nov 11, 2007 (9:44 pm)
This exact same thing just happened to my wife. This is on a 2008 qx56. I am taking it in tomorrow as it happened over the weekend. I can tell you one thing, if they tell me that I have to pay for the repairs, there will be a picket outside of the dealership. My car has 4K miles on it. Exactly what you explained here is what happened. I did a google search before I brought the vehicle in to see if this has happened before. Thanks for posting!
#7 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [rickqx56]
Dec 11, 2007 (7:04 pm)
Sorry about the Q's exploding sunroof! Other than that, would you say you are happy with the Q? I am considering purchasing one for my wife!
#8 of 135 Re: Exploding Sunroof [oldpendleton]
Dec 24, 2007 (8:50 pm)
I've seen nothing but good reviews from owners and from sites that reviewed the QX. I see where people have talked about exploding sunroofs which is a serious problem, but these may just be a few isolated events. I hope. Anyhow I'm stuck between an Escalade and the new QX. I'm leaning towards the QX.
#9 of 135 QX56 projectors?
Dec 28, 2007 (10:55 pm)
Does anyone know why Infiniti has not incorporated projectors into the QX HID set up? I love the beam pattern from Nissans/Infiniti models and I also adore GM's HID in the 07 Escalade which uses projectors. Why doesn't infiniti use them on the QX, you figure the beam pattern would go everywhere and not focus on the road correctly. Anyone know about this?
#10 of 135 2008 QX56 Front A/C Problem
Jan 13, 2008 (9:28 am)
I just got a brand new 4x4 QX56 out of the dealer yesterday. Today after driving 10 miles and parking, when I re-started the engine I noticed the the front A/C unit began to swtich on & off intermittently. A few minutes later the front fan and A/C unit stopped working. I noticed a faint "burned-circuit" smell inside the cabin at the time. I was not able to restart the A/C unit. The back unit seems to be working fine, yet not enough to keep us comfortable. Has anybody seen something like this? Any ideas? I checked the fuse boxes but there isn't a slot for the "front- A/C unit or blower" and the information in the manual is scarce. Thank you. -Julio