1999 Infiniti I30 from North America
Not worth the problems
Radio and clock go out. Fuse seems to blow whenever I take a hard left turn. If I drive like a grandma, it's fine. Dealership has looked at it 4 times and can't resolve. Now wants to charge by the hour to dig into entire electrical system. Not likely.
Brakes squeak. Previously squeaked when I backed up. Both front and rear have been replaced. Now the brakes squeak when I'm driving forward.
Trunk release is on lower driver side door. I have reached for something in the door pocket and opened the trunk lid - while driving. They should either move the trunk release, or remove the storage pocket from the lower driver's side door.
Car is loud. It seems to transfer much of the road noise to the interior.
One feature at purchase was having the use of a loaned car whenever the car needed service. Since purchase, there has never been a car available to borrow without first complaining. Isn't that what dealerships have - a lot full of cars? Would pay zero extra for this feature in the future from the local dealer.
Car handles well, I love it except for these problems. The radio issue is really making me want to trade, but don't know where to go next.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th December, 2004
13th Mar 2005, 07:07
The fuse problem affecting the radio and clock sounds like a wiring short. I'm guessing that wire from the fuse block to the radio/clock rubbed against something under the dash so that when you make a sharp turn, the bare wire is touching metal and grounding itself. Try replacing this wire to see if it fixes the problem. You don't need to buy a replacement harness from Infinti. Just slice the replacement wire (use the same gauge wire) to the original wire when it exits the fuse block and splice it again before it enters the clock or radio. Hope this helps.
2nd Jun 2006, 12:06
I don't understand your trunk release problem. I have to have the gearshift in park or the trunk will not release.
18th Oct 2008, 21:56
The trunk release is a problem! And other than that, the car is very luxury like and comfortable to drive on long road trips, and spacious, especially for the low price. And also the Bose system sounds very nice..