19th Dec 2005, 14:56
I had the same problem. M 2000 Infiniti I30 has only 31000 miles and the service engine soon light came on. Took to the dealer and was told all 6 ignition coils need to be replaced which would cost around 1000 bucks. The car was still under federal emissions warranty, but was told that ignition coils were not covered.
I appealed to Infiniti, but they said they cannot help me.
I never thought Infinitis were so poor in terms of reliability.
11th Aug 2006, 10:51
Not a fan of the 3 infiniti dealers service centers I've been to because they like to charge top dollar for everything especially warranty covered items. (This way they can get paid twice: by the factory and by the customer). Know your warranty and insist on knowing the charges before any work is done. (By the way I got the dealers to refund the charges for the warranty covered items)
1st Sep 2006, 19:20
Have 99 Maxima w same coils, have replaced 2 under 80k miles.
Not hard to replace around 75.00 at auto part stores.
16th Jul 2007, 15:22
I have a 1999 I30. At 105K miles it needed new coils. The dealer admitted this is a problem with all I30s. He said I was lucky to last this long. At 108K miles, needed new passenger side air bag. At 111K miles, needed new driver's side air bag. Total: about $2,000. I've had Hondas with more miles and fewer problems. I won't own another Infiniti.
22nd Oct 2007, 12:43
I also own an Infiniti I30 and have had numerous problems with bad ignition coils. For a car that is 8 years and only has 60k miles on it, I find it unusual to need new ignition coils three times already. If you are looking for a good used car - save yourself time and trouble by passing the Infiniti I30 by!
28th Nov 2007, 14:57
Wow. I also own a '99 I30t and it is rock solid. It has 148k miles right now and the only repairs ever were the CV boots that were replaced at 122k. Nothing else but oil and rubber, and it runs like new at 28 mpg. Best car I've ever owned.
28th Dec 2007, 22:36
I have Infiniti I30 '99, lots of problem every year have at least 2 problems and expensive to repair. This is my last Nissan or Infiniti car.
26th Apr 2008, 17:54
I own a 2000 I30 and I had to replace those ignition coils at 34000 miles. I have maintained it at the dealership only. Agreed, they are very expensive and I was wondering if the Nissan dealership could service the car cheaper? It is now time for 90000 mile service. I have 89000 miles now. Great car but expensive to maintain and I also have have Honda's with more miles and less problems.
2nd Jun 2008, 14:11
I bought a used 1999 Q45 in Aug. 2007. It had under 60K on the odometer. It has always had an intermittent engine miss, something which acts like a fouled plug. This happens more frequently at idle speed. This miss now happens every time the car is driven. Under a heavy throttle, the exhaust appears to contain vaporized oil. I use synthetic oil. With slightly over 2000K on this current oil change, it has lost color.
Here's my question: Are there any owners of a '99 Q45 that have experienced the above?
21st Aug 2008, 03:01
I have a 1999 Infinity I30t. The service engine light came on and all my dials (gas gage, speedometer, odometer, rpm's, etc...) all randomly go to zero while driving on the highway for random amounts of time before going back to their appropriate settings... has not affected driving but very dis-concerning.
I had the speed sensor replaced... good for about a week then the light came on again, had the heated oxygen sensor replaced... same thing and the initial problem of all the dials/gages going to zero is still occurring... Has anyone out there experienced this before and if so what corrected it... Thanks.
19th Sep 2008, 08:29
Hey 21st Aug 2008, 03:01.
I'm currently sitting in the waiting room of my local Infiniti dealership (I own a 2000 I30 with 170k miles) - I've experienced very similar problems to yours - very bizarre!
The code the car is spitting out is P1320 - which just means at least one ignition coil has supposedly gone bad. I've had this issue before, but not with the bizarre readings on the dash - I'm thinking that's separate from the coils???
It's over a $1,000 to replace all 6 coils at the dealership - WAY too much $$$ for a repair that is supposedly easy to do yourself (see: http://autorepair.about.com/library/a/1i/bl568i.htm).
I'll keep this page bookmarked. Let me know what you hear on your end.
5th Dec 2008, 20:56
I have Infiniti 1999 I30, and got my six ignition cable replaced for $725.00 as Nissan and Infiniti have same parts and service. But Nissan dealers charge less than Infiniti dealers.
6th Jan 2009, 08:54
Hey All -
I have a 1999 Infiniti I30, Limited Edition, and I had the same problem. The check engine light came on at about 70,000 miles with an ignition coil problem. I had it fixed by my mechanic, which cost me about $375 with labor.
Everything was fine for a while, and then the light came on again about 6 months later with the same problem. I had to replace 4 coils before the problem was fixed, and I find it terrible that all Infiniti's of this year have the same problem.
Then when we contacted Infiniti, and they tell us to take a walk and that we can't be covered. Meanwhile, there should have been a recall in which they would fix all of our cars for free, considering this problem stems from an error in engineering and manufacturing the car.
Aside from that problem, I now have 135,000 miles on the car, and I enjoy the car a lot, it seems like it will run for a while longer, and as long as that damn check engine light is off, I won't complain.
31st Mar 2009, 09:01
I have a Infiniti I30 99 that sometimes in the morning upon start up will blow white smoke for 2 seconds and stop. Then the other day I saw it do the same thing after I got off the highway. Now it doesn't do this all the time and I was wondering what is going on?
Can anyone help me?
5th Apr 2009, 22:57
I have a 1999 Infinity i30t. I got it from my grandfather, and with 83,000 miles on it. Since then in November, I have put over 10,000 miles on it as I have a long drive to work and school, but I LOVE this car. I think the key is to make sure you change the oil on time, every time. I have never had the service engine light on it.
One thing is that the air bag light came on flashing right at 90,000 miles, but the manual says that it will come on every 90,000 miles because the air bags need to be checked that often, so I can't complain. For being decently old, the car is decently fast and has held up tremendously.
For those of you complaining about the service lights, I noticed a pattern; you all have the new makes. All were the year 2000 or newer. I would recommend this car, perfect for a teen's first car. :)