Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Infiniti Q30 hatchback?
Premium models have leather interiors so you should check to see if this has been looked after. Even if the upholstery isn’t leather you need to check for stains and damage to the material, and be vigilant in checking for rips or tears. It is always worth having a look at the alloy wheels for any kerb damage and the bodywork for particularly nasty dents or scratches as these can be expensive to rectify. Also take a minute to test the electrical functions of the car such as the infotainment system, windows, air con and any heated window functions which affect your visibility if not fully functional.
What are the most common problems with a used Infiniti Q30 hatchback?
Supplementary restraint system may not act as intended
In some cases the Airbag Control Unit (ACU) may not be correctly configured. The Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) therefore might not perform correctly in the event of an accident. The recall involves a reprogram with latest ACU software.
Driver’s airbag may deploy unintentionally
In the worst case scenario this fault will cause an unintended deployment of the driver’s airbag. The steering column has no electrical connection to ground other than the spiral cable, which if damaged will trigger the airbag warning light. If the customer ignores the warning light and drives for extended periods of time an electrostatic charge may be discharged through the electrical circuit of the driver’s bag, causing the unintentional deployment. To resolve this a recall was made which fits a slip ring to the steering column on all affected vehicles.
Is a used Infiniti Q30 hatchback reliable?
We have little reliability data on the Q30 because it is a rare car in the UK. Infiniti's parent company Nissan finished in a disappointing 27th place out of 31 manufacturers in our most recent reliability survey.