Recall Alert: 2006-2010 Infiniti M

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 98,300 model-year 2006-10 Infiniti M sedans.  

The Problem: Infiniti is voluntarily recalling the affected sedans to replace the accelerator pedal assembly and reprogram the engine control module. "On some vehicles, an accelerator pedal sensor may cause the vehicle to go into a fail-safe (limp home) mode when the pedal is pushed to the right while being depressed.  In rare instances, this may cause the engine to stop running while idling or coming to a stop. In these instances, the vehicle can restart," Infiniti spokesman Kyle Bazemore said in a statement.

The Fix: Infiniti will begin notifying owners in November, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal and reprogram the ECM for free. "Infiniti prides itself in providing a high standard of customer satisfaction, and we regret any inconvenience this may cause our owners," Bazemore said.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | September 26, 2013 | Comments (1)

Luxury-Car Prices Tumble Again in September

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Used luxury-car prices slid the most in September, continuing a trend from last month. The Infiniti M37's price dropped the most; it fell 4% ($1,288) to $34,687. The Volvo S60, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW Z4 registered some of the largest price drops last month, and prices for all three fell yet again in September. The Z4's price dipped 3% ($1,445), while asking prices for the S-Class and S60 dropped 2% ($1,488 and $625, respectively).

There was considerably less price fluctuation among the cars that saw price gains in September, with all models in the top 10 getting a 1% price bump. Of the 10, half were pickup trucks or full-size vans, and not a single luxury model made the list.

By Mike Hanley | September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Infiniti M35h Video

The 2013 Infiniti M35h gets 38% better fuel economy than the gas-only M37, yet costs only 12% more. Sounds great, says Cars.com reviewer Mike Hanley, but it's still going to take you a decidedly pokey eight years to realize any financial advantage from this luxury hybrid. Meanwhile, you'll contend with the sort of finicky, unrefined driving not uncommon among hybrids of a lesser pedigree. That said, the M35h gets going swiftly, rides comfortably and provides all of the interior amenities you'd expect for the price; watch the video and decide if it's enough to justify the delayed payback.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 14, 2013 | Comments (0)

2013 Infiniti M35h: Car Seat Check

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Infiniti's flagship five-passenger sedan, the M, comes in three models: the M56 with a V-8 engine, the M37 with a V-6 and the M35h, a V-6-powered hybrid. Though the names are slightly different, the interior's dimensions remain the same. For our Car Seat Check, we tested the 2013 M35h.

By Jennifer Newman | July 16, 2013 | Comments (1)

2014 Infiniti Q50 Video

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Notwithstanding Infiniti's questionable new Q-for-cars, QX-for-SUVs naming convention, the 2014 Q50 appears to be an overall improvement on the outgoing G37 sedan it replaces. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays looked at the Q50's hybrid version this week at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, concluding that its "surprising utility complements a strong pedigree."

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The new Q50 is lower, longer and wider than its predecessor, with body-style updates that add improved interior volume to decent backseat legroom and trunk space (even in the hybrid). Features like the double-arched grille in front and rear-end style suggest classic Infiniti; meanwhile, a 3.5-liter V-6 paired with an electric motor, direct-adaptive steering system and stylish, samurai-influenced interior trim show change is also embraced.

Check out the video below.

By Matt Schmitz | January 17, 2013 | Comments (0)

Infiniti to Rename Entire Lineup Q or QX

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Infiniti, one of the last luxury holdouts to have model numbers that actually indicate engine size — as opposed to BMW, Mercedes and Lexus — will rename its entire lineup using Q or QX monikers starting with the 2014 model year.

Luxury brands like Volvo, Audi and Lincoln have similar conventions; Infiniti President Johan de Nysschen headed up Audi of America until last spring. Citing the need for "a new identity and direction to promote consumer familiarity with our model range as we expand the portfolio," he laid out plans to begin the shift "in logical stages" starting with the 2014 model year.

Among Infiniti's SUVs, the EX35 becomes the QX50, the JX35 will be the QX60, the FX35/50 will be the QX70 and the QX56 will be the QX80.

Among the brand's cars, the G25/37 sedan becomes the Q50, which debuts in redesigned form at next month's Detroit auto show. It’s essentially the next G with a new name. The G37 coupe and convertible become the Q60, and the M37/56 becomes the Q70.

By Kelsey Mays | December 17, 2012 | Comments (15)

Recall Alert: 2003-2004 Infiniti M45

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Nissan is recalling 8,120 model-year 2003 and 2004 versions of the Infiniti M45 sedan due to a fuel gauge glitch, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, which were manufactured from March 7, 2002, through June 3, 2004, a circuit board failure could cause the fuel gauge to read that it’s full, even if the tank is empty. This could cause the car to unexpectedly run out of fuel.

According to NHTSA, 43 owners complained of inaccurate fuel levels. This includes 26 reports of engine stalling when the car ran out of gas, despite the gauge showing a full reading.

Nissan will notify owners starting in mid-April, and dealers will modify the circuit board free of charge. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

By Jennifer Geiger | March 14, 2012 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 Infiniti M, QX and Nissan Juke

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Nissan is recalling 79,275 model-year 2011 and 2012 versions of the Juke small crossover, Infiniti M sedan and Infiniti QX56 SUV due to a problem with the fuel pressure sensor, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, the sensor may not have been tightened correctly; it could come loose and cause a fuel leak. This may lead to a possible fire and an increased risk of injury.

Nissan will notify owners starting March 19, and dealers will replace the affected fuel pressure sensors free of charge. Owners can call Nissan at 615-725-1000 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 27, 2012 | Comments (0)

Year-End Deal Reality Check: Infiniti

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Just because the Christmas shopping season is over, doesn't mean the deals are. The end of the year can be a great time to buy a new car. Infiniti's Limited Engagement sale is back this year, enticing new-car shoppers with low financing on new 2011 and 2012 vehicles.

Well-qualified buyers can purchase select 2012 Infiniti cars and SUVs and take advantage of 1.9% or 2.9% financing. The former is offered for between 36 and 60 months, and latter is offered for 72 months. Vehicles that qualify for the deal include 2012 versions of the Infiniti G25 sedan, G37 sedan, M sedan (including the M37, M Hybrid and M56), FX and QX56. The offer excludes the 2012 Infiniti G IPL.

In an effort to clear 2011 vehicles off the lots, Infiniti dealers are also offering the financing special on 2011 G37 coupes and convertibles and the EX35 SUV. For example, you can buy a 2011 G37 coupe starting at $37,150 (excluding destination charges) and get 1.9% financing for 60 months. These offers end Jan. 3.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 14,718 2011-12 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles

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Nissan is recalling 14,718 model-year 2011 and 2012 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles due to faulty engine bolts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced. The recall affects the 2011 Infiniti FX, 2012 Infiniti M, 2011-12 Nissan Frontier, 2011-12 Nissan Xterra, 2011-12 Nissan Pathfinder and 2012 Nissan NV.

The affected bolts connecting the engine oil cooler and the engine oil filter to the engine and may have been manufactured below specification strength. Weak bolts could break and lead to an engine oil leak. If there is a leak, the engine oil warning lamp will illuminate, and the engine may become noisy. If the driver ignores the condition, the engine could seize, increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will begin notifying owners on Jan. 19. Nissan and Infiniti dealers will inspect and replace relevant parts free of charge. For more info, owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or NHTSA’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236.

By Jennifer Geiger | December 27, 2011 | Comments (0)

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