1998 Infiniti I30 from North America
OK, but pray the fuses remain intact
Radio fuse repeatedly shorted out and caused complete engine failure after less than 1,000 miles. It took a lot of complaining to dealer and insisting that this is not "normal" for anyone to take us seriously and attempt to correct the problem. An expert had to be brought in from Japan to solve the problem.
Air bag light came on at 40,100 miles. Diagnostic at dealership revealed drivers side module failure, causing entire air bag system to shut down. Cost to fix was approx. $600. Complaints to Infiniti North American that this safety feature should not fail at 40,100 miles -- especially when no "wear and tear" was involved -- fell on deaf ears. Dealership admitted that any of the other three air bag modules could also fail at any time.
This is a luxury car in a highly competitive market. Yet, Infiniti North America seems unwilling to offer above and beyond customer service or make any good will, good faith gestures to satisfy a loyal customer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th January, 2005
31st Jul 2005, 03:10
I am having the exact same problem. 600 bucks is steep. = (wonder what happens if I don't fix it.
7th Jan 2006, 19:04
I recently tried to trade in my 98 Infiniti I30t which has 131,000 miles and a flashing Airbag light. The car dealer would not take the car as it was. My airbags lights have been coming on since around 53,000 miles and have continued to do so every 10,000 miles or so. I was taking it in to the Infiniti dealer to fix them which always seemed to be one sensor or another or one of the airbags needed to be replaced. At 90,000 miles I could no longer afford to keep fixing this problem. Like an idiot I was thinking it was some type of regular maintenance check. The infiniti dealer kept sticking it to me everytime I took my car in.