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#61 of 148 Spontaneous airbag inflation
Nov 03, 2009 (9:10 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....
#62 of 148 Re: steering shake [desiking]
Nov 27, 2009 (1:06 pm)
i have a 2006 qx56 and i have that same problem ad mine is a 2wd
#63 of 148 Re: QX56 suspension = horrible ride [infqx56]
Dec 07, 2009 (8:24 pm)
These are one of the noisiest, harshest riding cars known to man. My 1928 Cadillac is smoother and quiter at 50 mph (and it top ends at 60!). They also have recurring brake problems, rotor shimy, exploding sunroofs and horrible gas mileage
The only solution is to sell it, but dealers are wise and don't like to take them on trade. I had one dealer tell me that they didn't want the liability because of the brake issues.
#65 of 148 08 QX56 Starting Problem
Dec 27, 2009 (8:21 pm)
Had a weird issue with my 08 QX56 today. Tried to start it and it would not start. Used the keyless feature to open doors, seat moved up as normal. The Ignition was stuck in the "start" position and could not be moved. It was almost like the steering wheel was locked too. The red icon was flashing on the dash for the security system. It was almost as if the truck did not recognize the key. I tried putting the key in the ignition as well and it still would not turn. I called roadside assistance and they were no help, just wanted to tow the truck to the nearest dealer which is 2 hours away. After about an hour, by hitting the wheel hard, I got the ignition system to unlock and the truck finally started. Very frustrating. I am sure the dealer would not be able to reproduce the issue. But with a long trip in my future nervous about driving this truck and getting stuck. Anyone else had this or a similar problem?
#66 of 148 2006 Q56 Gremlins
Jan 08, 2010 (6:33 pm)
My Q56 has begun to automatically roll the windows up and down and will without any disturbance, just start flashing it's lights while parked and locked. Anyone have the same experience? Any idea what may cause this to happen?
#67 of 148 Re: 08 QX56 Starting Problem [carfanatic10]
Jan 10, 2010 (2:08 pm)
We had almost this same experience this afternoon with our 2008 QX56. The steering wheel felt locked, the ignition was stuck in the "lock" position and would not budge, and the the red car icon on the dash was flashing. The inside lights, horn and seat were moving so we did not feel as though it was the battery. We called roadside assistance who would only tow to the dealership which is closed today. Thanks to your post, my husband started aggressively shaking the steering wheel while using the manual key and the steering wheel ultimately unlocked.
Did you take your car into the dealership? Any resolution? I use the car to transport our children, including a baby so I am truly hoping this is not a repeat problem. Thanks in advance for your input!
#68 of 148 Horrible Experience with my 04 QX56
Jan 19, 2010 (12:01 pm)
I purchased a used 04 QX56 that had 70,000 miles on it in June of 09. In July of 09 I had to replace the Internal Fuel Modulator Computer =$500. In December I replaced both Catalyst converters=$1,000. The truck was still throwing the check engine light for catalyst deficiency. I called the dealer on January 15th to try and get the truck back into the shop to see what the problem was. I was told that they were short on help and to bring it in on Tuesday the 19th. That afternoon while driving home from work the engine threw a rod and locked completely up. It really blew my mind because I had just checked the oil that morning and it was at the full line and the truck only has 82,000 miles on it. I am now stuck with the truck that has a blown engine and the dealer says it will be approximately $7,000 to fix it. I am convinced that I bought a lemon and that Infiniti does not make pieces of junk like I have. Any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
#69 of 148 Re: steering shake [kktj]
Feb 10, 2010 (3:18 pm)
These 2008 QX's are a nightmare... Mine was in at just around 20000 miles for the suspension issue. Of course they "recalibrated it" and imagine my surprise when 8k miles later the issue returned. They are no admitting to a problem with the compressors for the air suspension, mine is being replaced right now. Unfortunately, it had recently developed another one of those what the h*#l is that issues. It feels like it's randomly dropping out of gear or the torque converter is unlocking randomly. The care lurches pretty violently at random intervals (the rpms stay constant during while it's happening). They have not as of yet figured out what is going on with that after 24 hours of looking though they have confirmed that it is indeed occurring. I would never, ever, ever consider purchasing a vehicle from them again.
#70 of 148 Voice Activated System Stopped Talking To Me
Feb 14, 2010 (9:56 am)
have had my '10 QX for less than a week, and when I press the voice activation button on the steering wheel, the system beeps, but the verbals prompts don't follow. Any ideas?