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Infiniti QX56, Electrical, SUV
#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?
#71 of 148 Re: Voice Activated System Stopped Talking To Me [loudmountain]
Feb 14, 2010 (7:59 pm)
From what you descibed, sounds like you are in "Alternate Command Mode". I have an FX35 so I am not sure if the menu system is the same, but you should be able to switch back to the default settings that prompt you for what you want by going to the "Settings" menu, then selecting "Others", then "Voice Recognition". Once you get to that menu level you should see "Alternate Command Mode" - make sure it is set to "Off". Hope that helps...
#72 of 148 Re: 2006 Q56 Gremlins [adreamgenie]
Feb 23, 2010 (7:09 am)
I own a 2008 QX 56 and went out to my garage yesterday morning to find all my windows completely rolled down, while it was locked. That is very disturbing because just the night before we were in a parking lot with all our luggage and lap tops in it. Any solutions to this problem.
#73 of 148 Re: 2006 Q56 Gremlins [vonarb]
Feb 23, 2010 (1:07 pm)
It is possible to open all the windows by holding down the unlock button on the keyfob for more then three seconds.
This can be done from inside the house to a garage.
Kids - Maybe?
#74 of 148 Re: 2006 Q56 Gremlins [qx56]
Feb 23, 2010 (2:30 pm)
Thank you so much, it must have happen when my husband stuck the keyfob in his pocket. That makes me feel so much better because I am totally happy with my QX.
#75 of 148 2004 Infiniti Qx56 back rear window problems
Feb 25, 2010 (7:37 am)
I just purchased a used 2004 QX56 and the back rear window will not open when you push the button on the outside. Any ideas why? If it's a blown fuse-where do we replace the fuse and is there any way to open it from the inside?
#76 of 148 Re: 2004 Infiniti Qx56 back rear window problems [lori123sing]
Feb 26, 2010 (6:44 am)
The 2004 model year came through with a defective release button that would corrode with water infiltration. The switch was replace free of charge under warranty, but I don't know if they would take care of it free of charge now.
It's not a difficult replacement if your handy with tools. The inner hatch panel needs to be removed to access it.