The Infiniti Q50 was intended to replace the G37 in the brand's lineup. But, unfortunately, it has taken a step back from its excellent predecessor. The Q50 is quick and relatively roomy, but its underwhelming driving experience strips the car of much of its sporty legacy. The Q is fairly nimble, with good turn-in response and well-contained body lean. But it's let down by vague steering.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard. FCW and AEB standard from 2019.
Road Test

The Infiniti Q50 was intended to replace the G37 in the brand's lineup. But, unfortunately, it has taken a step back from its excellent predecessor.

The Q50 is quick and relatively roomy, but its underwhelming driving experience strips the car of much of its sporty legacy. The Q is fairly nimble, with good turn-in response and well-contained body lean. But it's let down by vague steering. Overall, the Q50 has lost the fun-to-drive agility that was a G37 hallmark. We also tried the much hyped direct active steering option, but we found that it feels artificial and non-linear.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 7-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (360 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (328 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Infiniti Q50 owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"After one year camera stopped working"

Anonymous, MO (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Blurry even when cleaned, told due to sensors in the car with the computer console! Friend's M backup camera is much sharper"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"It takes 90 seconds for the computer to add distance and predictive lines rendering the camera virtually useless when you need it which is typically right after start up when you want to back up"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The backup camera goes blank. My car has been the service department 30 of the last 35 days and they still can't fix it"

Alan L., NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Huge new electronics program in 2014 which loads the backup guidelines LAST. After you start the car and put the car in Reverse to back up, it takes about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes before you will have guidelines to show you how close you are getting to th"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Backup camera grids don't come on for 90 seconds, so we sit in a parking space until they appear.. We told Salesman when we bought the car that the grids are very important for my wife. He said Infinity was working on it and should have it fixed in"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-L V6)

"Some of the warning sensors, like radar come on for no particular reason and will go off after 20 minutes or if you stop and restart car"

Wayne L., AB (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Lines on dash do not show up when start the car it take 70 seconds to show up on the back up camera"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"sensor malfunctions causing warnings/alerts could not be deactivated"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Navigation system takes over a minute to boot up. During this time the guide lines do not appear. For older people, these lines are essential for safe backing up. It is a big enough annoyance that I will not buy another Infinity. Also, this syste"

N H., TN (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Display screen freezes up

"Controls take way too long to activate. If press a button before Apps activate, system freezes"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Display screens have: Very long start up time before anything works. Sometimes just flips out and must be reset Hard to use user interface"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Using the navigation and the electronics act up. Had to pull off the highway to shut the car down and "reboot" the car in order to get the radio/navigation system restarted. Had to do this several times"

Ron K., MO (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The system just behaves erratically at times and causes puzzlement and frustration. Requires restart"

James S., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Hopefully fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-L V6)

"Electronics frequently freeze - sensors won't stop beeping, radio volume doesn't work at times, console goes blank, promised apps don't work any longer, backup camera is fuzzy (was told that was due to the sensors)"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Updated Control system"

R N., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Volume control stop working, can't turn radio off or on, audio system makes winding noise"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"skips from one channel to another without touching the controls.screen freezes up for periods of time,indicator beeping closeness of other cars when there are no vehicles close.radio audio froze so that audio could not be turned off. no access to in"

George L., NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Takes up to 5 minutes for infiniti in-touch system to work, blank screen when this happens, and no radio"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"very slow loading after start up, GPS might not reflect actual position, controls might not work, at times requires reboot, meaning that the engine has to be shut and restarted"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"all of the systems go through intouch. so when intouch is slow to start or stops working, that means radio, climate control, backup camera, etc. are all "frozen" also"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Clock on screen, twice showed the date was 01/01/2012 and the clock had no hands"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-L V6)

"several times if the radio was turned off it could not be turned on but then after a time it would start working"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"It is not that the screen freezes up but that is very slow to boot up"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Sometimes the music is playing and screen disappears; after shutting car and restarting it reappears...the Touch system is redundant wit 2 screens and just plain too old tech!"

Stavan B., KY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Infiniti touch is a complete fail... I think they rolled it out before it was ready... It is always freezing and is very slow... even after various 'updates' from the dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"System boots up very slowly and at one point began to fail to fully deploy periodically. Shortly after a recall was issued and the software was upgraded by the dealer. Problem apparently solved but still takes to long to ng to initialize and can be i"

John R., MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"numerous issues with freezing. Used to turn car off and back on at stop lights to hard reboot computer. Since recall haven't had issues"

Michael K., TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Related to the inTouch- but the center console just does not work"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Screen often freezes. Must reset system to get it to work"

Randy L., WA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

"Junk!"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"When the car was started and put in reverse, the display would intermittently go blank instead of showing the rear view from the backup camera."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"this is a known problem that infinity knows about but ignores.it should have been a recall, the dealer checked it and said its a 1400 dollar repair"

Michael Q., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"for no reason the three screens would go blank while the system would reboot"

Andrew B., WI (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Display went blank. Able to find solution on internet and followed steps to reset the display. Displayed worked fine after"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Display screen and related electronics do not work unless I wait 1-2 minutes after turning on car for all systems to boot up, which is an unacceptable delay"

Anonymous, DC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"All displays, controls stopped working. No radio, bluetooth/phone, GPS. They had to replace the main computer, which took one week in the shop"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The entire infosystem, including GPS, goes black while driving"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Plugging an external iPhone too early In the load process seems to impact the programs where sometimes external music cannot be played or the phone won't consistently function"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Occasionally shuts down completely while driving. Engine has to be restarted to correct"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"The software system had to be upgraded three times due to unexpected system failures that went beyond the nav/GPS. First time the steering system went down backing out of garage. Had to restart car to reboot software and all was well - had car checked out that day and dealership upgraded software. Second time, Nav/GPS did not operate property, along with some other electronics (sensors, air, radio). Again, another software upgrade fixed issue. Most recent one was Nav/GPS system and sensors not working properly, another software upgrade fixed systems. Our dealership is very helpful and will address the issues without trouble. Very professional. We feel the root issue is we purchased a new platform that is very reliant on software that was prone to issues until the bugs are worked out. Will look at purchasing another Infinity in the future due to dealership."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Terrible Technology package that I paid a lot of extra money for.....Navigation is spotty and it seems affect all of the other features. Everytime I need to rely on it, it fails terribly"

Patricia C., IL (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Has directed us in wrong direction loses its way"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-L V6)

"with some frequency, map wont load"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"It doesn't find addresses. I often have to use google maps on my android phone to find addresses. Google maps works much better"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"many OLD street names are still used in the Infiniti's navigation system voice directions, such as "turn left onto the Dallas/Ft. Worth turnpike. That highway has not been a turnpike for almost 30 years! The navigation system is not as up-to-date o"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"see above"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"does not work properly...enter an address and it thinks you are going to a place far away from the entry"

Stephen G., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"Sometimes the voice comes on and sometimes it doesn't. Chooses odd, sometimes inefficient routes. Organizations apparently arbitrarily identified on system maps (probably paid advertising) block street names and intersections, making it hard to judge"

Anonymous, DC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"died while on our trip"

Don T., AB (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Seems to be the funkiest feature of the electronic package. Last to load, periodically fails to initialize. Car must be turned off and restarted if it fails which makes it less than fully dependable. System needs redesign"

John R., MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Sometimes it connects, sometimes not. Phone commects to other car every time"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Pairing a new phone often takes multiple attempts because the car cannot find the phone. Sometimes you can't add a phone at all. Sometimes a paired phone won't reconnect with the system until it is turned off and restarted"

Ryan F., OH (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Sometimes difficult to get one phone paired over another paired phone"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Radio

"After shopping, my significant other opened the door of the parked car and the radio was playing all by itself--without the car runing??? The dealership was able to later fix the problem..."

P F., CT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Display of pre-sets does not change from band to band. Ex: if changing to AM from FM, display of pre-sets stays on FM. Happens with all 3 bands. Have to toggle manually through all bands. Dealer says that's the way it is!"

Victoria R., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"Blacks out and backup camera lines do not appear until after the car is running 5+ minutes"

Bruce S., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50)

"there is an unreasonable wait time for the radio screen to become functional when the car is started"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"The radio go silent and the volume controls won't work"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"In -20 to -30 degree celcius temperature the car will not steer so one must shut the car off and restart it to get the steering working.. A computer issue."

Anonymous, SK (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"When the screen went black as explained in the previous text, none of the steering wheel controls would function. Resolved with the system upgrade"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The volume control, voice control and phone buttons all like to stick at time"

Ryan F., OH (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"This problem was corrected under warranty by the dealer"

Wayne L., AB (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Backing out of garage no steering available. Infinity was very concern and had car brought to dealership immediately, Update in software system corrected problem. In the end, we had three software updates to correct intermittent problems"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"when the car was new I had many issues with the computer not working in extreme cold weather, in which the steering would literally seize up or would be very stiff to turn. Has been on recall three times and it would appear that the problem has been"

Anonymous, SK (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Steering froze up after routine oil change"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"steer by wire"

Gervais G., QC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Voice control commands

"doesn't recognize commands most times"

Irwin B., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Terribly inaccurate voice recognition. In the 3 years that I have owned it, it never once correctly identified a street address or location by voice command to enter into navigation. Handsfree dialing was also nearly worthless. I relied on Siri exclusively for voice controls"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Voice control sometimes freezes up, reboots and says loading apps in the middle of a commute, or responds with a very different response than I requested (i.e.. I say Call Ann Mobile, it turns on AM radio or changes climate control temperature."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Does't recognize voice most times."

Irwin B., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"system very unreliable in understanding my voice input into the navigation system"

Robert L., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"A resent upgrade to the system no longer lets me cut some of the announcements short when stepping through the voice command prompts"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"There was a recall on a Passanger not in seat when there was? Thet corrected it."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Froze & had to re-boot, but up dated @ the dealer. now,all is well!"

D P., IL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"At 300 miles the screen went black. Dealer performed a system upgrade and everything is fine since then"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Feature that shows traffic congestion works intermittently. Hasn't worked for past three months, and Infiniti can't/won't acknowledge issue and fix. Also, sonar system acts up when it rains"

Spencer P., TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Slow to start up. Have to actually shut down the car to get the radio/electronics to work on occasion. Not intuitive. the dual screens are not thought out with regards to USge"

Ron K., MO (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The system when properly functional is very useful and advanced. However, it is very moody at times, and takes too long to load"

James S., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Boot up is interminably slow upon starting car!"

Victoria R., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"Many of the InTouch features advertised, such as applications, have never been accessible. Infiniti is well aware of the issues b/c thoUSnds of Q50 Owners have filed complaints about it"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"slow to come on. Upgraded software a couple of times and it's helped but it's still slow"

Dan F., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"very sluggish system, not easy to use and not very responsive"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"It causes my memory seats to not work properly..Screen freezes, very poorly done"

John M., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"System freezes and must be reset. Often cannot change volume when car starts"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Slow to load. Promised applications still not available. Often freezes and cannot adjust volume or change applications. Buggy"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Infiniti's inTouch is a train wreck .. full of bugs .. not thought out. Text book example of what happens when software is designed for Marketing and not USbility"

Andrew B., WI (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Lots of problems with the In touch system freezing up or not working"

Alan L., NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"the most frustrating aspect of the system is the slow startup time and slowness. it takes minutes after starting the car for the system to be fully ready. the functionality of knowing settings for different drivers rarely works"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"There has been a series of issues related to the system (and the associated computer program). Backup camera image was reversed, clock disappeared, sync with phone has failed, functions not available for about a minute after startup, etc"

Eric K., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"very confusing and not thought out very well,,this is fine car where the electronics must be designed by an idiot"

Stephen G., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)

"It's very slow to start up, sometimes it freezes, A/C changes all the time to recirculate air"

Peter V., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Antiquated, extremely slow too start-up, web access reminds me of dial-up speed, they need partner with Google/Android or other group!"

Stavan B., KY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"System was sold as being able to send and receive texts on display when synched to IPhone. Only receives cant send"

Charlie B., TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"The navigation system often gets lost in downtown Los Angeles"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"screen slow and bug"

Gervais G., QC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Usless"

Ryan W., AB (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"very slow and frustrating. Ap-based interface was probably not a good idea"

Michael K., TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"It is absolutely terrible- runs like a 486/33 pc from 1999"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"poorly designed, slow, buggy interface"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"InTouch system freezes, is slow, and Infiniti has all but dropped support for it. No updates/fixes for a year now. System freezes or acts weirdly about 20% of the time"

Randy L., WA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"5 different warning lights illuminated on the dash - ABS wheel sensor had to be replaced to fix"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"one of the abs sensors failed. I took it to the dealer and for them to diagnose, the cost of the part plus labour and taxes was $800. I sure hope they don't all go at this price!"

Anonymous, (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"ABS sensor failure, left rear"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"PROBLEM , SENSOR ABS LEFT REAR BURNE"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Sensor warnings for ABS and Chassis Control. Will bring in the vehicle next week."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal problem routine"

Anonymous, (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Routine maintenance revealed the problem"

Anonymous, (2014 Infiniti Q50 Unsure 3.7-L V6)

"At 63000 miles front brakes needed to be replaced along with the rotors"

J R., MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Rear brake rotors and pads replaced at 30,000 km. At 46,000 mechanic said they are again totally worn out. Apparently, the "feature" that uses rear brakes to help in cornering, which is unnecessary, causes this"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Rear brakes had to be changed the fronts still look new."

Irwin B., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"After 25000 kms, rear brake pads are down to 20-30%"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"warped rotors again, replaced front rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"the car has sports suspension and the rotors have needed to resurfaced or replace three times in 40000 miles in 68 years old I'm not abusing my brakes"

Michael Q., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors warped after only about 16000 miles. Brake pedal was bouncing"

Scott V., NY (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Mud flaps and rear quarter panels lost the plastic clips and became loose."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint chips on the hood, front bumpers, and front fenders. I have not experienced any of these multiple small chips on any car I owned previously including Ford Taurus, Ford Escape, Cadilac CTS, Ford explorer. This is the problem with Infiniti"

Susumu I., MI (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Many chips in the paint on the hood of the vehicle."

Paul G., PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Paint show excessive chip marks from sand or gravel while driving. Hood is highly exposed to paint damage"

Thomas N., TX (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

"Paint is coming off around bottom of rear wheel wells due to poor design. This car does have factory splash gaurds because we had the same problem with previous Infiniti"

Christopher K., PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Rust

"spots of rust on trunk lid. Trunk re painted by Infiniti"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"I already found two spots of rust on my trunk door. Not ever two years old. very soft paint"

Patricia C., IL (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Would not allow GPS system to operate"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.7-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"driver's power seat got stuck in one position. Could not be repaired - had to buy a replacement power seat"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Driver side lock would not work when the handle was pressed or remote was pressed. Had to use backup key hidden in remote to open drivers door. Door was not designed to have a key used at any time. Key is only a backup."

Joseph W., NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The feature where you can open door if key in pocket/purse stopped working. Able to find on internet solution to reset and worked fine after"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Took to dealership 3 times to get corrected"

D C., AZ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Quit cooling"

Anonymous, (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"The AC compressor made a high pitched whine audible in the car. Was rep,aced under warranty by dealer, 8 months later it is doing the same. Dealer said they have to replace a lot of these."

Casey H., UT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Actually the vents were the main problem"

Henry K., FL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Passenger heated seat had all of the control unit fail."

Casey H., UT (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Drain tubes along both sides of roof had to be replaced because of a chemical/smell reaction during hot weather"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Wind noise

"We feel that the Q50 wind/ road noise is higher than we would expect from a luxury automobile. Would like Infinity to design a quieter auto."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Sounds like driver side window is slightly open"

Milton H., CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Too much outside noise"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Infiniti Q50 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine would stall if warm (not hot) after being off for 20 minutes or so in cooler weather."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

"Warnings Lights on Dash"

Alexander L., NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50)

"Computer module changed under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"Chasis control system, yet to be diagnosed"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Unsure 3.7-L V6)

"AWD sensor problem in one rear wheel. Corrected under warranty. The other rear wheel sensor had the same problem the previous year."

A B., ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"software bug caused steering issues in cold weather"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Hood shocks were defective and was covered under warranty"

Luong N., QC (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Seat controls - temperature

"Heated seats stopped working after 13 months were repaired and stopped working again"

Christopher K., PA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Gear selector does not always lock in Park, but slips out of Park and not quite into Reverse when the engine is turned off"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)
Rough shifting

"Intermittent rough shift, especially transitioning from slowing down to acceleration"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"They need be replaced. Seems soon with only 65,000 miles."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Infiniti Q50 Base 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"In Jan 2014 DAS failed in cold weather. After 2 attempts in 2 months, dealer claimed fixed. Problem recurred in 2015 and fix took a month. Clearly Infiniti did no cold weather testing of a radical new safety critical steering system"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Infiniti Q50 S 3.7-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Engigine head replaced still have problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Infiniti Q50 Premium 3.7-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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