About Infiniti QX4
Infiniti QX4 is a mid-size luxury Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Nissan Motors from 1996 to 2002. The first Infiniti QX4 was introduced in September 1996 along with the second generation Nissan Pathfinder. As Infiniti's first entry into the SUV market segment, Infiniti QX4 has really good off-road capacity and was very popular in markets around the world though it was called as Nissan Terrano Regulus in Japanese market.
The Infiniti QX4 was designed based on the unibody Nissan Pathfinder and was introduced to compete with the Acura SLX and Lexus LX 450. It was a 5-door luxury vehicle equipped with low-range four-wheel drive system. Then a rear-wheel drive Infiniti QX4 model was added in 2000 for the 2001 model year. When it was first introduced, Infiniti QX4 was powered by a 3.3 L VG33E V6 engine that could produce 168 horsepower, and then the engine was upgraded to 3.5 L VQ35DE V6 engine with output of 250 horsepower in 2000. Both engines were fitted along with either a 4-speed automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission. After the last Infiniti QX4 rolled off the assembly line in November 2002, it was replaced by the larger Infiniti QX56 in 2004 finally.
Infiniti QX4 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
People love Infiniti QX4 in its superior off-road capacity that could take them to cross over mountains and rivers, but in this way, many problems start to appear on Infiniti QX4. What you should do to lengthen your Infiniti QX4's lifespan is to learn about diagnosing and solving problems on it as early as possible:
First, stalls out while accelerating and excessive oil consumption. According to the data from the car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, this is the top complaint from Infiniti QX4 owners. They told that the engine would stall out due to loss of power when acceleration, which also is accompanied by rattling sounds. What's more, engine misfiring, metal shavings found in the oil, dropped oil pressure and overheating engine are not rare on Infiniti QX4. Once the Check Engine Light comes on, you might as well get some professionals checked the QX4 timing chain tensioner, QX4 timing chain guide, QX4 camshaft seal, QX4 intake manifold gasket, QX4 oil pump, QX timing chain and QX4 water pump thoroughly.
Second, suspension failure. The suspension system is responsible for providing a comfortable environment for occupants of a vehicle. However, in Infiniti QX4, many drivers complained the experience was not that good owing to an inoperable suspension system. Specific symptoms include the vehicle tends to tilt to one side due to uneven tire wear, which is caused by serious damage to the front brakes and tires. Other signs are vibrating steering wheel, vehicle bounce and bottoms out while driving. If you could hear clunking noises from underneath the vehicle when on your Infiniti QX4, then the QX4 coil springs and QX4 control arm bushing may be the culprits.
However, keeping your Infiniti QX4 at the prime condition is not that easy because it is an assembled item by many kinds of auto parts. Headlight, however, is a very vulnerable part in it. Maybe it is because headlight always works in open environment at dark to provide better visibility to drivers, so you should make sure your QX headlight works at peak all the time for your driving safety. Other auto parts such as brake dust shields, fan shroud, fan blade and door lock actuator are also essential parts for your safe and smooth driving trip.
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