infiniti forums   infiniti forums

Go Back   Infiniti Forum > Infiniti Forums (Infiniti SUVs) > Infiniti Full-Size SUV Forums > Infiniti QX56 Forum

Advertisements
cars connected social network





Infiniti Forum: QX reliability (potential new users thread)
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 12-07-2014, 03:26 PM
Fly'n Family Fly'n Family is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Default Any need to know info for a Q56 buyer?

Just joined as it appears I'll be replacing my wife's FX with a 11' or 12' Q56. Will buy one with about 30k miles on it, and would like to know if there's anything particular to be watching for, or negotiating for?

Noticed a couple of threads on timing chains. Serious concern with these?

I post on a Vette forum and a Sea Ray forum, all have been very informative. Looking forward to the same here.

Thanks

FF
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-07-2014, 06:06 PM
roughyear roughyear is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 435
Default

The QX is probably as thirsty as your Sea Ray
Reply With Quote

  #23  
Old 12-08-2014, 12:21 AM
Rsanders24 Rsanders24 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roughyear View Post
The QX is probably as thirsty as your Sea Ray
LOL!!! So true!

Timing chain issues seem to be the biggest scare...then possibly catalytic converters...

But just make sure it was well maintained...and you should be good to go...
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 12-08-2014, 06:51 AM
Fly'n Family Fly'n Family is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 26
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by roughyear View Post
The QX is probably as thirsty as your Sea Ray
At 20,000#'s with twin 385 Horizon Big Blocks getting .85mpg - I sure as heck hope not.


Any significant changes between an 11' and 12'?

Has this timing chain been addressed by Nissan in later models?

The more I read, the less inclined I am to go buy one of these for my wife.

- clearly a timing chain issue - not being properly addressed by Infiniti
- fighting dealerships/Nissan to get the work done
- parts on back order because there's so many issues
- downtime of having the unit in the shop
- stress and waste of time having to deal with all of the above, and more

Paying the kind of money they get for these, you expect a level of excellence from the unit itself. I'm not remotely seeing that as I check the internet for information on these units.

Thanks,

FF
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 12-08-2014, 07:53 AM
roughyear roughyear is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 435
Default

Its a GREAT truck.. it really is... just make certain you get a nice warranty with it!! On these boards you'll get mainly people with legitimate complaints/issues... you don't really see people on here to praise their cars/trucks.. mainly to get answers to their questions about maintenance issues/defects. ... I'm at over 80k on my 2011.. no major issues (KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK on wood)
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 12-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Sjyokel Sjyokel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 70
Default

If you're on all of those forums, you know you hear the complaints about 20x more than the praise for any vehicle. As quiet as this forum is most of the time, it seems to be 90% complaints / people looking for advice with problems. That alone is a testament to how solid these QXs are.

My wife and I were talking this weekend about how we couldn't find a better balance of comfort, capacity, sportiness (for something this size), towing ability, and class. We get new vehicles a lot in our family, but I honestly can't find anything else I'd rather be driving now. Once the kids are gone, it will be different, but there's nothing else that does everything for us with that level of luxury and comfort.

My dealer experience has been second to none. We always get a loaner if the QX is in for anything more than an oil change. The communication is excellent and they've always gone above and beyond to keep the QX running and my pocketbook happy.

Good luck in your search.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 12-09-2014, 02:07 PM
lbitman lbitman is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 9
Unhappy slow down there horsey

Quote:
Originally Posted by marctronixx View Post
i use the ICC aka adaptive cruise all the time. i just sit back and relax. even in stop and go traffic, i have the nanny functions on (IBA, etc) so i just hover my foot over the accelerator and let the car brake for me.

what I like about the iba and those features is when it senses you car not going to slow down and you have your foot on the accelerator, it will "bump" the pedal back to alert you and if you dont respond it will slow down--the chicks love seeing the car do these things on its own!
I love the ICC... but for some reason, when the truck slows down for traffic and then gets open area to accelerate, she takes off like an old horse going back to the stable...

Is there any way to adjust the acceleration rate ? It is uncomfortable acceleration for the car to almost floor itself to accelerate to set speed at full throttle ....
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-10-2014, 03:37 AM
marctronixx marctronixx is offline
Senior Member
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,159
Default

thee is no user serviceable option to do this. its in the firmware.

if you can, test drive a qx 80 2015 with this package and check out the behavior on that model.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 12-10-2014, 11:36 AM
Rsanders24 Rsanders24 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lbitman View Post
I love the ICC... but for some reason, when the truck slows down for traffic and then gets open area to accelerate, she takes off like an old horse going back to the stable...

Is there any way to adjust the acceleration rate ? It is uncomfortable acceleration for the car to almost floor itself to accelerate to set speed at full throttle ....
LOL!!! Mine does the same thing...

I was thinking it might be due to the speed I set it at but it's not. I'm going to ask the dealer about it when I go in for my next oil change.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 12-10-2014, 11:54 PM
marctronixx marctronixx is offline
Senior Member
SUPER MODERATOR
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,159
Default

all years do it. im curious if the 2013+/qx80 models do it. It just needs a softer power curve baked into the firmware.

if you set your distance to the second click instead of the shortest distance betwixt you and the car ahead, this may lessen this phenomenon a bit, however it also depends on the road condition (hill, grade, traffic, etc).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
infinitiforum.net recognizes that "Infiniti", "Nissan", it's logos and various model names and numbers are registered trademarks of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.. These terms are used for identification purposes only. infinitiforum.net is not affiliated in any way with Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. or any other company listed herein. All information on this site is the opinion of its members and not the opinion of the site itself. ©2018 Madison Ross Media Group. All rights reserved. Content published on InfinitiForum.net requires permission for reprint.
MADISON ROSS MEDIA GROUP MARKETPLACE
Need products for your Infiniti? Check out your options at the links below: