About Infiniti G20
Infiniti G20 is an entry-level luxury sports car manufactured by the Japanese automaker Infiniti division of Nissan from 1990 to 2002, with a 2-year hiatus for model years 1997 and 1998. The first Infiniti G20 was introduced to Infiniti dealers at the 1989 New York International Auto Show and to public at the 1990 show. The Infiniti G20 was Infiniti's first attempt at an entry-level luxury vehicle for American market during the 1990s and early 2000s, though between the 2-door hiatus, the Infiniti I30 took its place as a new entry-level car. Even as a vehicle that has been produced through two generations, Infiniti G20 still won lots awards from IntelliChoice and J. D. Power and Associates and so on.
The first generation Infiniti G20 (P10; 1991-1996) was unveiled at the 1990 New York International Auto Show. It was a 4-door sedan available in front-wheel drive and was offered in Touring, badged G20t. Infiniti G20 then was powered by a 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Then the second generation Infiniti G20 (P11; 1998-2002) went on sale in July 1998 as a 1999 model. It added a new Sport trim level and a more powerful 2.0 L inline 4-cylinder engine. And the final 2002 Infiniti G20 rolled off on January 11, 2002 and got replaced by the Infiniti G35.
Infiniti G20 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As the Infiniti's first entry-level luxury vehicle, there are some design flaws on Infiniti G20 is very natural. What you should do is to diagnose any problems and solve them as early as possible if you want to have your Infiniti G20 working as usual:
First, unable to start the car or engine turns over but won't start. Most Infiniti G20 owners have complained about this problem at the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com. Actually, these symptoms are showing the engine has problem. They told other signs include excessive or unusual engine noises, shaking while idling; engine performance reduced so as the fuel efficiency. Overheating, dirty exhaust and illuminated Check Engine Light would happen from time to time as well. Any parts related with engine such as G20 distributor cap, G 20 throttle cable, G20 oil filter, G20 EGR valve gasket, and the G20 EGR valve all should get a thoroughly inspection.
Second, steering and suspension failures. In Infiniti G20, steering failure usually manifests as difficulty steering, power steering fluid leaking and low fluid levels, these symptoms could be attributed to a collapsed power steering hose. While suspension failure has many more signs including vehicle tilting to one side, uneven tire wear and even bouncing while driving or bottoming out. If you feel your Infiniti G20's handling response became sluggish and could hear rattling or squeaking noises from underneath the vehicle, then the coil springs, coil spring insulator, sway bar bushing, shock and strut mount and wheel bearing could be the reason.
The mission of a vehicle is not only to provide convenience for occupants but also the comfort during long journey. In Infiniti G20, if you want to enjoy convenience and comfort, then you have a lot to do. Headlight could light road ahead and warn other drivers and pedestrians of your presence so that no car accident would happen due to poor driving visibility. Other parts such as wheel seal is responsible for stop accumulation of dirt, dust and moisture on the wheels, and door lock cylinder is used to protect your belongings safe. So G20 headlight, G20 wheel seal and G20 door lock cylinder all deserve a routine maintenance.
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