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Default Q50 Red Sport is the worst car I've ever owned-and I had a Range Rover!

Bought brand new, 2017 Red Sport Q50 Red Sport RWD

Been in the shop about a dozen times now. We got:

blown water pump
belt replacement
half a dozen InTouch problems
AC pulley replacement
belt tensioner replacement
B-pillar replacement when the fabric fell off
3 air cleaner ionizers (the EcoClean thing keeps breaking)

Now its down for another 2 weeks for a blown turbo! They "think" that's the problem, because the intercooler was full of oil.

The best part is my loaner car, a 2018 Q50 Luxe...has a weird engine noise, and the top InTouch nav screen is broken, flickers green and shuts off

that 8 year Infiniti extended warranty was a good purchase tho Buy the warranty!!
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Bought brand new, 2017 Red Sport Q50 Red Sport RWD

Been in the shop about a dozen times now. We got:

blown water pump
belt replacement
half a dozen InTouch problems
AC pulley replacement
belt tensioner replacement
B-pillar replacement when the fabric fell off
3 air cleaner ionizers (the EcoClean thing keeps breaking)

Now its down for another 2 weeks for a blown turbo! They "think" that's the problem, because the intercooler was full of oil.

The best part is my loaner car, a 2018 Q50 Luxe...has a weird engine noise, and the top InTouch nav screen is broken, flickers green and shuts off

that 8 year Infiniti extended warranty was a good purchase tho Buy the warranty!!
You certainly have had bad luck. I've had zero problems after 1 1/2 years of operation.

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You certainly have had bad luck. I've had zero problems after 1 1/2 years of operation.
no chirps or belts or anything?? Nothing??

I've seen a ton of Q60 red sports with the same issues (anecdotally of course) and apparently its a known problem at Nissan. Man.
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no chirps or belts or anything?? Nothing??

I've seen a ton of Q60 red sports with the same issues (anecdotally of course) and apparently its a known problem at Nissan. Man.
Not a thing...knock on wood. The only thing I've done is change oil and filters @ 5000 mile intervals and changed the cabin air filter @ 15K. I guess I'm blessed...or lucky.
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Now that's some bad luck man. The known/common issue there is the belt / AC alignment and I've seen and heard a handful of cases.


Mine is fine so far at 30k miles, nothing out of the ordinary. If I had anything to say (negatively), it's just the noise I hear is when the dealer-filled engine oil reaches ~4k miles. It isn't bad and I do oil changes in between so it doesn't really bother me. Oh and that faint creaking noise on the front left side when braking under 10mph. Wife doesn't hear it and thinks it's just my OCD kicking in.

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I have a 2017 Q50 Red Sport RWD and I have no problem so far. I changed the oil and filter at 10k .
My have 16k miles now.
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I have a 2017 Q50 Red Sport RWD and I have no problem so far. I changed the oil and filter at 10k .
My have 16k miles now.
OP sounds like a guy you wouldn’t want to have near you at the casino. Bad luck. Hopefully he finds a resolution and gets the Q fixed.
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Got the same problem with water pump, the gasket was defect from factory. Coolant was leaking the whole winter.
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Bought brand new, 2017 Red Sport Q50 Red Sport RWD

Been in the shop about a dozen times now. We got:
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3 air cleaner ionizers (the EcoClean thing keeps breaking)

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What were the symptoms leading to needing new air cleaner ionizers?

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Three years, 41K miles and basically no problems. None that I didn't cause, anyway. I had one blown tire because I took turn 11 at Laguna Seca too far inside. And I got a CEL when I filled it with 100 octane race gas from empty. I do all the normal maintenance at the dealership and get things taken care of when I read about them or they tell me about them. I haven't lowered my car, I haven't tuned it, I haven't changed the exhaust. Just drive it.
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