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Infiniti QX56



  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    No question that 60 degrees is not cold enough. Anyone else have the same issue?
  • I just bought a 2010 ... I live in S. TX where the temps have been in the upper 90's/lower's 100's over the last week & I've had the AC set to auto & usually between 78°-80°and my Q has been comfortable.
  • gryangryan Posts: 35
    Are you still happy with the AC? I am looking at one in NJ and will not be able to really tell if it cools weell becausae temps here are only in 60's and falling. I do not want to buy now and then have trouble next July
  • yes, I have been happy with my Q. Up until a couple weeks ago here, temps outside were in the 90s and I've had no complaints with the AC. I keep it set around 78 & my wife keeps it set at 80 and neither of us have had any issue with it keeping us comfortable & cool.
  • qx56qx56 Posts: 69
    I live in central Jersey and have owned two QX56's since '04. I have no complains with the AC dispite what other say.
    There is a lot of cu.ft. interior space in this SUV to cool down and I find the speed at which it aquires a comfortable temp. appropriate for it's size.
    Good luck to you if you decide to pull the trigger.
  • 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....
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    That's got to be a scary experience. We get occasional reports about air bags deploying for no apparent reason though I don't recall offhand whether any of them were Infiniti.

    I'd also like to know whether anyone else has had this happen. Anyone?

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Thanks for th response. It was very scary especially since my 5 year old son and wife were in the car at the time. Thankfully, she happened to be turned away from the door talking to my son (who was sitting on the floor behind the driver's seat). My experience in dealing with the Infiniti Factory - consumer relations department has been rather disappointing. They are taking a very reserved approach. Go figure! I have the Infiniti extended factory warranty and all they seem to be concerned about is finding some other fault for the airbags deploying. Their response to me was "if their engineers find all components were functioning properly they will not cover it". I am not sure how airbags deploying on their own are not considered a malfunction...but we'll see. Not quite the response you would want to hear from a "luxury" car manufacturer. I'll update my posts to keep you in the loop. If you happen to remember if any of the other reports you had were Infiniti please keep me updated. I did some online research and found the 2005 Q45's airbag module had an high amount of complaints and replacments. Thanks for your help.
  • Here is a link to the Nissan Patrol which was launched last week in the Middle East, the Infiniti is supposed to be a rebadge.

    I can't find dimensions yet, if anyone knows them can you post?
    I also heard it is debuting in NYC next month.
  • sewellgsmsewellgsm Posts: 775 has all pricing, pictures, stats, etc.
  • kiiwiikiiwii Posts: 318
    Very nice. Infiniti is going to grab many SUV customers from Lexus. Is QX the largest vehicle from foreign brands?

    Looks like the price for 2011 QX is roughly the same as previous generation. How is it possible to add whole bunch of new features without adding much $$ ? Is it because car makers have a huge profit margin to begin with?
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Yeah, the QX pricing is markedly less than the LX570.
  • founderfounder Posts: 48
    I think Nissan knows that balloning the price wouldn't bode so well considering the economy as well as the competition. I think if the QZ is a hit expect the price to go up quickly.
  • founderfounder Posts: 48
    edited April 2010
    The new QX looks good despite the ugly side vents. The interior looks good and over all I'd give it a 6/10. I would rate it higher cause I really think Nissan did a good job on the redesign but Nissan dropped the ball. Here was an golden opportunity to be a game changer in this segment and they blew it off. If Nissan had got a minimum of 20 mpg on the QX that could've been a huge deal. A 2 mpg increase over the old? That blows. These car companies need to wake up and get outta bed with the oil giants and put out a product that delivers good gas mileage and isn't a clown car. The large SUV is a shrinking market and the first company to deliver good MPG is gonna reap the rewards big time. They don't have to do Hybrid, the tech is there to make engines more fuel efficient, they just don't do it.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Founder, I showed your post to my cousin who is a fairly senior engineer at a major Tier 1 supplier to the automotive and truck industry. We are both curious. If you were Nissan, exactly how would you have achieved 20 mpg non-hybrid without diminishing the size of the truck, the 400 horsepower engine output, and the towing capacity, without a higher price?
  • kiiwiikiiwii Posts: 318
    maybe a diesel engine or a 20 speed transmission (since CVT can't handle such torque) can achieve 20 mpg?

    about the price, think like the German. make everything optional. that will make the QX start at under $40k.
  • founderfounder Posts: 48
    I actually never ever mentioned pricing remaining the same. I understand your point though. I simply was saying that Nissan had a chance to be a game changer and they choose not to. I just think it would've been smart to be the first, and if they could've kept pricing the same of increaswed it slightly it would be that MUCH MORE AWESOME. I think the problem is we as consumers have bought into the can't mentality that is told to us. No their's no way to make a large SUV with power get good MPG's. So we accept it or make excuses cuase it's been said it's either to hard or impossiable to do. Sorry man and I respect your comments but I don't believe it's that difficult a feat.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    I agree that a diesel engine would be an interesting option, but part of the QX's selling proposition is the powerful engine and strong acceleration despite being such a heavy vehicle. It would be possible to achieve similar acceleration with a turbocharged diesel engine, but you won't achieve the 20 mpg that the other person mentioned. Also, only a small portion of North Americans will buy a full size diesel SUV (although that's changing slowly with time). Mercedes offers a diesel option in their GL, but few customers opt for it. And there's no available transmission technology (at least at a viable price) that will take the QX up to 20 mpg.
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    Founder, my cousin and I thought you knew about some new technology that we did not :) Sure, Nissan could have taken the QX to a truly state of the art vehicle at a much higher price point, but their stockholders demand that their primary goal is to maximize profits, versus merely having the bragging rights that they have the most technologically advanced vehicle. Taking the price point of this truck upward would quickly reduce the demand for it (for example, look at how few well regarded, but high priced LX470's are sold versus other full size SUV's). Tempered by the fact that overall demand for full size SUV's is way down from several years ago, my opinion is the new QX is going to be a good sales success so long as fuel prices do not jump up another dollar or more. A lot of that will be due to the price point Nissan has been able to achieve, feature for feature, versus the competition.
  • mainmcgmainmcg Posts: 2
    Hello- My truck is having the same problems. Did fixing the fuel pump solve the problem? Thanks
  • mainmcgmainmcg Posts: 2
    Hello- Did changing the fuel pump solve the problem--thank you
  • bmakinbmakin Posts: 5
    I have 3 infiniti vehicles they all have problems. The worst is QX56 2006 well maintained that failed smog, problem is the 2 cat manifolds which will cost $2,700 to repair, Infiniti consumer affiars refused to help and only infiniti dealer can do this repair, I am sick and tired of infiniti. Anybody has this problem and what is the way out.
  • bmakinbmakin Posts: 5
    May be not a good idea, execpt you want to be known by infiniti dealer, because you will visit more often with problems.
  • bmakinbmakin Posts: 5
    'emissions-free green energy'? ha ha ha ....well maintained QX56 2006 can not even pass somg. :lemon:
  • bmakinbmakin Posts: 5
    a little sneak peak of multiple built in problems right?
  • bmakinbmakin Posts: 5
    Welcome to infiniti land, expect more to come
  • shark715shark715 Posts: 382
    That's not covered under the emissions warranty? How many miles does your truck have on it?
  • I have a '13 qx56 with wheat interior. The all weather mats do not, match... Actually clash pretty bad. Any luck with the light grey from weather tech? But they do not offer a cargo mat...

    Looking for best option for all rows and cargo area...
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