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#117 of 135 QX56 Motor Issues
May 03, 2012 (11:39 am)
So I have a 2011 QX56 which was purchased new in October 2010. Mine was an early one so not sure if this had anything to do with my problems. It has had to be towed back to the dealer three times now from where it has stranded my wife and kids. This last time it developed a very loud whine (sounded like a supercharger was on it) and violent shaking. After the dealer had it for over a week I was told it needs a new motor! A new motor in an 18-month old vehicle with 40,000 miles on it! I have tried to get Infiniti to buy it back but they say it hasn't been out of service enough days, and that there is not enough severity of issues. A new motor is not severe?!? This is my first--and now last--Infiniti. Horrible customer support and the dealer says he is helpless. Anybody have suggestions for next steps?? I am seriously considering getting a lawyer to help.
#118 of 135 Re: 2012 QX 56 STALLING [kjones83]
May 03, 2012 (11:44 am)
I feel your pain! I just posted my story regarding my 2011 QX56. Mine stalled randomly as well, and it had to be towed as well. My service guy told me he had heard of a similar problem to mine on another 2011 and that their motor had to be replaced as well.
#120 of 135 Steering Wheel Controls
Jun 04, 2012 (9:03 pm)
Hello I have a 2006 qx-56 (love it) the control on the right side of the steering wheel are not working (radio volume/ mode) and the blue tooth dosent go on.. Had anyone had this problem maybe a fuse or maybe something more? any help would be appreciated..
#121 of 135 I meant left side steering wheel controls...
Jun 21, 2012 (9:08 am)
Hello I have a 2006 qx-56 (love it) the control on the Left side of the steering wheel are not working (radio volume/ mode) and the blue tooth dosent go on.. Had anyone had this problem maybe a fuse or maybe something more? any help would be appreciated..
#122 of 135 Re: I meant left side steering wheel controls... [jashikino]
Jun 28, 2012 (8:09 pm)
I had a problem with the horn blowing on left turns and the dealer replaced the steering column wire harness (under warranty.)
I don't know if that is your problem, but it's something to look at.
#123 of 135 Problems galore
Sep 06, 2012 (3:39 pm)
I bought my wife a 2004 QX56 five years ago, since then we have had to put outrageously amounts of money into it. From the start the little ABS sensor in the back wheel went out $500 parts and labor, then the seal on the 4x4 went out while on vacation ruined the front carrier $2700, then the air conditioning duct motor went out $600, then the little sensor on the cruise control car length distance control went out $400, now the exhaust manifold is leaking I was told that would be another $600. Plus the front suspension sounds like it was not built for this heavy of a vehicle. My wife's car doesn't even have 100,000 miles on it yet. I have done some research and see that thousands of others have experienced the same problems. I would not suggest Infiniti to my worst enemy. Whenever I tell a dealer about continued problems they deny that any one else has them and that this is part of owning a car, really? I drive a 1979 Dodge Ramcharger that has not cost me or given me this many problems. If you buy one good luck to ya.
#124 of 135 QX 56 dies in Arkansas
Sep 10, 2012 (2:42 pm)
My family has owned a QX56 for about 4years now and it has around 85K miles on it. About one year ago on a trip it died at a gas station after all of the computer and gadgets starting malfunctioning. AAA was able to re-start the car and we made it to our destination, we took the car to the dealer first thing on Monday and they kept it for a week and never could determine any problems. Well things seemed fine until the damn thing went haywire 6 hours away from home when my wife and 4 year old son were driving on a trip to Little Rock. The controls malfunctioned, the blinkers stopped working the odometer was shot, nothing electrical worked at all. When they got to the hotel, barely, the car died and would not start again until morning. This was a Friday night, they survived Saturday with the car functioning only to drive. Then on Sunday when they left the car started and again only drove, none of the dash nor lights were working. Then about an hour into the drive it died at a gas station in the middle of nowhere, almost 6 hours from home. 3 mechanics and two railroad guys could not figure out the problem, it never started again and eventually it was towed to the nearest dealer 30 miles away and we went and picked up my family. We basically abadoned this QX56. It is every parents and husbands worst nightmare, I truly hope Infiniti can fix this car and make things right. If anyone has any suggestions to this "ghost in the machine" problem let me know. We cannot take any more chances like this.
#125 of 135 Re: QX 56 dies in Arkansas [choran1]
Sep 10, 2012 (6:31 pm)
What year is your QX? I had a 2008 QX with 58K miles that did some funky things similar to what you're talking about and Infiniti replaced a computer module behind the dashboard. Worked great after that. I wish I still had the truck. I traded it in for a 2012 QX56. It's still a nice truck but I miss my 2008.
#126 of 135 Re: QX 56 dies in Arkansas [ldr63]
Sep 11, 2012 (8:01 am)
It is a 2004, do you know the name of the part? That may be the issue. Did you have all kinds of computer malfunctions before replacement? Was it covered under warranty?