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Infiniti SUV Owners: Meet the Members

Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your QX4!

My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.

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  • jscatenajscatena Posts: 61

    I'm Jim and I've had my Titanium 2001 QX4 exactly one year now. 20,000 miles and loving it. I run it rough . . .live 1 1/2 miles off the main road on a dirt and gravel road. And I live in northern Michigan so the 4WD came in handy with all of our snow up here. Did manage to bend and destroy one of the wheels so far but otherwise no problems and love it! Got my QX4 last June when jeep had to pay me a settlement on my lemon 1999 Grand Cherokee. What a lucky break for me.

    If you have any questions, feel free todrop me an email.

  • eds1300eds1300 Posts: 71
    Only when I have the sunroof opened can you hear
    the wind noise. Anyone go past 100 mph on the
    01 QX4?
  • pfleegpfleeg Posts: 10
    Hi, I'm Steve from Denver, Colorado. I've owned an obsidian black QX4 for one day and absolutely love it. I waited for six months on a list for an MDX and finally gave up and looked at the QX4. I think I'll be glad with the decision.

    Does anyone know of an online resource for ordering QX4 accessories?
  • jeepluvjeepluv Posts: 36
    Hi, I'm Jay, proud and happy new owner of a new 2001 Titanium QX4! Just got yesterday, so I'm having to take it easy during break-in, but it's an amazing vehicle. Feels rock solid, plenty of power... definitely better than my 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee, although that was a great truck too. I'm also interested in alternative sources for QX4 accessories. Also, does anyone have the cargo liner, cargo mat, or separation bars? If so, do they cover/separate the entire area with 2nd row folded down, or just behind 2nd row? Thanks!
  • pfleegpfleeg Posts: 10
    For anyone interested, here's a link to an online resource for parts and accessories. Haven't ordered through them yet, but intend to soon.

  • My wife actually does most of the driving on our 99.5 black Qx4 with brush guards (front and rear and yes, even though it hasn't done too much 4 wheeling looks tough)

    We have had very little problems except for some with the 4 wheel drive system.
  • major7major7 Posts: 31
    How do I locate where the in cabin air filter is to remove it and change it? I can order through my dealer but wanted to save some time and 160 miles roundtrip. How difficult is it to remove? Great 4 x 4 and I wowuldn't hesitate to buy or lease another one in the future. Thanks, Bob
  • I own a '98 QX4 that I truely enjoy.

    Unfortunately I have had several problems with it (antifreeze leaking from head gaskets, leak on exhaust intake, vacuum hose disconnection, midpipe on exhaust system damaged). Most were covered by warranty but I am hoping as I continue to put the miles on this SUV it still stays reliable (currently 62k miles, I am expecting to get 150k ++).

    Anyway, the best QX4 accessory website I have found is I just ordered some accessories today and I will let you know my satisfaction when they arrive.

    For the in-cabin filter, check out this website

    I just ordered a new ICMF for my '98 QX4 (which did not come with one) from the accessory web site stated above, supposedly it comes with directions for installation.

    I would like to take my QX4 off road but I'm not sure (close by) where it is legal to do so! (I live in Chicago). Any suggestions in IL, WI or MI?


  • xmerxmer Posts: 14
    Hello, I am Wayne from S Carolina.

    I have a 2001 QX4, with only 14 K right now. I work at home and the QX4 stayed in my garage all the time.

    A few weeks ago, I installed a XM satellite radio in my car and I have since fired my CD changer.

    XM satellite radio and Bose system are made for each other. XM delievers over 100 channels of music, news, sports, talk show, lots of them are commericial free. The music content is very rich, the best thing is the quality of the sound. All XM music contents are digital delivered from two huge satelites.

    Anyway, just want to share my experience with you QX4 lovers and perhaps some of you are as picky about the quality of music as I am and want to have this new gadget installed in your QX4.

    I paid $ 430 for the Pioneer unit, Terk antena and installation at the Circuit City, they did a very neat job, the only thing showing is the control panel.

    Oh, by the way, if you are interested, visit their website at
  • I just purchased a QX4 and the dealer said that there is a high theft incidence of the spare tire. Does anyone know of a device that can be used to prevent this and where can I buy one? Thanks in advance.

    Ron Brannon
  • johnskevjohnskev Posts: 98
    I'm surprised he said that. The advantage that the QX4 spare tire has over others is the fact that the crank to drop down the tire is only accessible when the tailgate is open. I haven't inspected the clamp/chain from the underside to see if the tire can be removed that way though. Since the tire has a full wheel/rim on it, I could see why people would attempt to steal it.
  • spydrxxspydrxx Posts: 3
    I have owned my 2002 Black on Black QX4 for less than a month. The purchase experience with the dealer was a straightforward, professional and courteous experience. It is without a doubt a great Luxury SUV but with muscle. All I can do is rave about my QX4. Previous experience with Nissan products I don't expect anything else.

    The difference in customer relations between Infiniti dealers and Nissan dealers is shocking. I think I may be forced to buy from upscale dealers from here on out. I never thought purchasing a car would be a pleasure but it was with My Infiniti Dealer.
  • 3lift3lift Posts: 2
    I've owned my black on black QX4 3 months. The color combination is hot! and its a great ride! I went the Canadian purchase route thanks to info I found on Edmunds and help from Jon Lofquist. The Canadian dealership experience was positive, even though the process takes a lot of work. The last piece of the puzzle is changing the speedo from km to miles. I just installed the front bug deflector and sunroof wind deflector, the sunroof deflector really cuts down on the wind noise. Every time I jump in the QX4 I'm reminded what an awesome vehicle it is!
  • radergatorradergator Posts: 2
    I just got off the phone with the Infiniti dealer in London, Ont. They told me without a Canadian mailing address or passport they can not sell me a vehicle. The salesman felt a PO Box would be in the gray area, but he would try to make it work. He quoted me a price of $60,817 Canadian for a QX4 4WD, Plat package, intel cruise, and towing package. My math skills aren't great, but that is almost dead-on the US market price. (maybe higher)

    Has anyone else been given the Canadian cold shoulder? Are there better/other dealers near Windsor?

    Looking forward to finally buying my new QX4.

  • radergatorradergator Posts: 2
    After kicking around the Canadian purchase option. I decided life is way too short and the legal system is way too slow to wait. Purchased a 02 QX4 4WD this afternoon. Local dealer sold it to me at invoice and Infiniti is offering the low interest rates.

    I would have loved to exercise my NFTA rights and made a visit up North, but Nissan/Infiniti have decided "Free Trade" isn't all that free for their US dealers. :-( Spilt milk....

    My wife and I are tickled to death over the vehicle, jade on sage. It will be a nice change of pace switching between our Aero and the QX4.

    Thank you all for your postings. They made the difference in my purchase decision.

    I would love to be as helpful for someone trying to make their choice. You can email me at

    Thank you again,

    Rob and Caroline
  • couimetcouimet Posts: 130
    $60k Cdn! Wow! 12k Cdn over list ...
  • ssqx4ssqx4 Posts: 2
    I just bought my 2002 QX4 and love everything about it except for loud whistling noise coming from sunroof when closed or open. Has anyone experienced this and if so have you tried a wind deflector? The dealer says they are on back order. I wonder if could be a seal?
  • I just bought my QX4 1 week ago and I also hear this nasty whistling noise from sunroof. I don't have a wind deflector but I would try anything to get ride of it.
  • I have a 2001 with 12K, and the car is at the dealer now for some serious corrective surgery. They are replacing the rear diffirential to stop a transmission clunk, and replacing the front brake rotors (at 12K?) to stop vibration. They advise me that they cannot do anything about other problems which I consider particularly vexing: Jack rabbit starts, cruise control goes into panic mode (down shifts and engine RPM shoots up) much too often, and the car rolls backward in DR if there is any incline at all. It's as if the transmission is completely disconnected from the engine. Does anyone else have these problems? I would appreciate comments.
  • We get a loud whistling noise from the sunroof/roofrack on our 2002 QX4. Anyone had this problem?
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