I have had this happen on several occasions now, I have owned my qx60 hybrid AWD for about 2 weeks now.
First I want to say I have owned 3 Prius and a chevy volt and none of them have done this. This is quite bad IMO and something Infiniti seriously needs to address.
I have had hesitation in accelerating quite a few times, it happens when slowing at a stop sign, four way stop etc. I have had it from a full stop and rolling stop as well. You will give the vehicle gas to accelerate and the vehicle just moves forward at a crawl, as if you have your foot off the brake but aren't giving throttle, yet you are. After several seconds, yes 3-4 seconds, then acceleration kicks in. This is very dangerous, I have had it 3 times now where at a four way stop the other person thought I was merely creeping and they began to go and then my car decided to finally move.
I seriously hope this can be fixed through a computer reprogram of some sort. For a $61k infiniti I honestly expected them to design this a bit better for being a hybrid. Would it have killed them to put an electric compressor for the a/c instead of one ran off a belt from the engine? Same thing for the water pump, they could have gone electric.
I'm not saying I don't like the vehicle, I do, but they seriously should have developed a bit better hybrid system learning from Toyota. And this hesitation issue is unacceptable. They can definitely replicate this since it is happening to other people as well.
That is true, the process to get up to replicating the issue to fully understand it is all a job on it's own. It sucks having to deal with this on both sides as a consumer and service tech but it takes time and got to be done.You hit it right on the nail. Exactly what I'm experiencing. Of course the dealer couldn't do anything with out any codes or experiencing it themselves.
That is true, i noticed this in past experience with other cars, it's always best going into the dealer at first.You'll get a quicker response going direct or through your dealership than if I tried to log some generic complaint about a car where I don't have VIN numbers, nor any on-site records. If/when I hear from my clients, then I'll be sure to make sure my Service Director knows about other forum members' issues.
But thanks for thinking of me ;-).
Hi, I've owned my QX60 hybrid since 23 Feb, it was built in 10/13. I experienced that once in ECO mode when I first got it. The engine had shut off at an intersection that was on a sight incline -- I wasn't use to driving it in ECO mode with the ECO pedal set to normal. In that mode, acceleration on my QX60 is gradual to maximize fuel economy. When you try to accelerate quicker than "gradual", the ECO pedal will push back. At at stop, it feels like the 20 HP electric motor starts the vehicle in motion, then the gas engine gradually steps in to help out.Anyone experience this especially when stopped and then trying to drive through an intersection? I have it at the dealer now and they appear to have no clue.