Infiniti is a Hong Kong luxury car manufacturer that is a division of the Japanese company, Nissan. Infiniti did not reach into the U.S. market until the late 1980s, but quickly began marketing and branding itself in dealerships across the country. Currently, most of Infiniti’s coupes, sedans, and crossovers are based on the design of the Nissan FM platform.
This unique design places the center of the engine behind the front wheels of the car. Infiniti has five models that are currently sold, and over the years has discontinued over 10 models. Infiniti has also had many concept vehicles in the past few decades that never actually made it onto the market.
Recalls & Issues
Unfortunately, Infiniti has faced its share of defects, recalls, and design flaws over the years. Some common issues with Infiniti vehicles include faulty airbags, rattling timing chains, failing transmissions, oil leaks, and electrical system defects.
In 2017, Nissan had to recall 2002 Infiniti QX4s that had Takata airbags. The airbags were exploding during a collision and upon deployment, could cause metal shrapnel to be expelled and injure passengers in the car. There were several 2013 Infiniti JX35 cars that had to be recalled due to defective airbags as well.
The airbags were not reliable in the passenger seat of the car because the sensors were faulty. In 2016, a line of Infiniti M35 hybrids had to be recalled because the engines were at risk for shutting down mid-drive. The dealers had to completely reprogram the hybrid controls, automatic transmission, and other software.
If you own or lease an Infiniti vehicle in California and it has defects that have not been remedied by the dealer or manufacturer, you may be entitled to relief under California Lemon Law. At Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP, we have attorneys who can help you hold Infiniti automakers accountable for its defects. Contact our office today to consult with one of our attorneys.