Last post on Jun 13, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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Infiniti QX56, Electrical, SUV
#129 of 138 Re: Paint Color Differences [footwedge1]
Oct 19, 2012 (12:52 pm)
I had the exact same problem on my 2011 Graphite Gray and have a note posted in this forum probably around November 2011. In my case, while all Graphite Gray exhibited this issue, mine was much much more prominent than others. I also didn't notice until after I had the car home. Since mine was more prominent than others, I was able to have something done about it but still there is a difference, just not as much as before. In your case, if your vehicle is similar to the others on the lot, I am not sure if there is much you can do. I would not recommend at all that you have your brand new vehicle painted with aftermarket paint. I had my front end switched with the front end of another vehicle in the same color which was better but that does not seem like a viable solution for you. If it bothers you, have them escalate it to Infiniti corporate and have them come and inspect it but do not let them paint the front end of your vehicle as I know you will be even less happy thinking about it. Feel free to reach out to me if you want to compare your experience to mine. I am very happy with my car and have had it a year now.
#130 of 138 Re: 08 QX56 Starting Problem [lovethegators]
Jan 06, 2013 (3:07 pm)
Im having the same problem with my 2010. Its locked up probably 10 times in the last few months. I eventually get it started after turning the steering wheel back and forth aggressively and just keep trying to turn the ignition saith. Frustrating to say the least! Its scheduled for service this week so I hope they get it fixed.
#131 of 138 2008 QX56 Not Starting in the Morning
Jan 14, 2013 (11:04 am)
I have the '08 QX56, and this is an ongoing issue right now. This truck was at the shop 3 times now, and they canít figure anything out. When you try to start, the ignition key will move and the lights will come on and it just sounds like itís trying to start with no success. We have replaced the Battery twice now, starter and couple of other parts, but this is still going on. As soon as you connect jumper cables the truck will start. I do not know what to do anymore, every morning it is like a gambling. Please help if anyone else has heard of or had this problem. Thank you.
#132 of 138 Re: QX56 suspension = horrible ride [richj2]
Mar 30, 2013 (8:54 pm)
I bought a 2008 with 106k miles in mint condition but the suspension issue is truly unsafe. I've replaced front and rear struts, front and rear sway bar links, front lower control arm and tie rods and the rear end of mine feels like its jumping and swaying over very minor road irregularities as well and the front wheel feels like its out of control. I've never driven a car with similarly issues. I've bought new tires and will now try the sway bar bushings and rear allignment but for me to read on line about the same problems others are having makes me believe these cars have very serious flaws. Several thousand later and my dealer can't figure out why its doing it. We've even discussed replacing steering bushings but where do you stop throwing good money after bad as everything feels tight at the bottom of suspension and I'm tired of throwing money at it. I would not recommend this car for this very reason. Car has many very nice features but this swaying and rear jumping over small road imperfections like manhole covers and small pot holes, is just not normal and I feel like I'm driving a tractor about to lose control. You also can't drive this car with one hand as you will need both hands to keep car in a straight line. The smallest of road bumps throw the steering out of straight line and car wants to veer to the right, so weird. Does anyone have any other ideas as I'm about to sell this thing. It's like the car has front steering stability issues as well as rear sway issues that make it feel like its jumping, very strange. Almost doesn't feel like its one frame but front is separate from rear as they act independently.
#133 of 138 Re: QX56 suspension = horrible ride [investments18]
Apr 26, 2013 (7:05 pm)
We just bought an '08 QX56 with 79K miles. Basically in perfect condition. We're experiencing the EXACT same thing as you... perfect description. I'm already ready to sell and stay away from Infiniti!
#135 of 138 2004 infiniti q56 help!!!
May 14, 2013 (7:41 pm)
Hi.. my 2004 q56 is driving me insane. Rpm tachometer temperature guage does not work. Instrument cluster lights flicker off and on like disco lights. All my indicator lights turn on an off. Brake, slip, cruise, 4wd, and plenty more. Signal light don't work. When I drive with the car it will take me anywhere as soon I as I turn it off it will not start for at least several hours. I changed ecm ipdm and fuel pump. Running out of patients. Please help. I am honestly lost confused and drained.
#136 of 138 Re: QX56 suspension = horrible ride [ventrone]
Jun 08, 2013 (1:08 am)
The 2008 Infinity QX56 has suspension and steering flaws that are very dangerous and may lead to a crash. Car drives and handles fine but over any road imperfection the steering wheel shimmies and shakes and feels like you are about to lose control. Steering wheel must be held by two hands and even then feels like rear end is jumping and about to separate from front end. I replaced shocks and various other suspension items and had an alignment but there's something wrong with the way this car handles. Also feels like steering column is about to break off the vehicle. I updated and replaced all sway bar links, tie rods, control arms, steering bushings and other suspension bushings and nothing is helping address the unsteady feel of steering. If I will not hold steering wheel tight with both hands, I will lose control. After spending $4 thousand on updating all suspension components I'm getting rid of my car because I feel its unsafe. No question this is by far the worst suspension and steering of any car I've owned and at 50 years of age I typically buy 2-4 new cars a year and have owned dozens upon dozens of cars in my life time. The options inside this car are great, you sit very high, the room inside it is awesome but the steering and suspension is a nightmare. These cars need to be redesigned and recalled.
#137 of 138 Re: QX56 suspension = horrible ride [investments18]
Jun 08, 2013 (11:40 am)
I too have the same problem with my 2007 QX56 but I had a feeling that spending money would not help because its a technical design problem, the suspension is not
keeping up with the demand of the vehicle driving on certain rod conditions, and even when you drive a little sporty, it will not stay on the rod.I was looking in the owners manual if there were some kind of dial to choose the ride, like many other vehicles have, ( soft,medium, hard. ) but I couldn't find anything. I wonder if anybody has initiated some kind of formal complain to address this problem before some horrible accident happens. Please keep me posted on this problem and also if
infiniti peoples will address it.
#138 of 138 Unbelievably poor cust. service experience with unsafe 2011 QX56
Jun 13, 2013 (8:39 am)
First, let me say that this is our 5th Infiniti we have leased over the past 8 years or so, and 2nd QX56.
We have loved the brand, and the vehicles until now. Some of the other vehicles have had some minor electrical issues, but now we have had serious issues with no apparent recourse.
In February my wife's QX56 started having an issue where the gears seemed to disengage (which simulated stalling but the engine still ran) It was towed in, and was said to be repaired. Over the past few months, we had noticed a slight "grinding" noise which got so severe suddenly as to warrant it again being towed in. It was in the service department for 4 weeks awaiting parts from Japan, and when they finally arrived, we were then told it was fixed. It apparently was something with a "fuel jet", and we were told that Infiniti had recently issued a bulletin to its dealers about it. The service manager told us that he personally drove it several miles and that we were good to go.
We went to pick up the vehicle the next day, and didn't even drive off the lot before it started to shake and the gears disengaged. We took it back and they ran the codes which revealed a "multi-cylinder mis-fire"They again "fixed" it and we are now told that it was a faulty solenoid, but I am hesitant to trust them, despite being told that it has been test driven again.
I called the national customer service line (an oxymoron) and initiated a request for a repurchase.
We were informed today that the request has been denied, with no explanation or further recourse. I am hesitant to put my family in a vehicle which could effectively "stall" at any time, particularly, because they have apparently fixed it several times.
Suffice it to say, I am extremely frustrated and am now completely done with Infiniti. It is a shame because this QX 56 has less than a year left on the lease and as mentioned, I have up until now been very happy with the vehicles we have had.
Buyer beware !!!