The Curious Case of Bubbling Dashboards

Nothing can bring a car's satisfaction rating down faster than an infotainment system, and the worst of a bad crop might just be Infiniti's InTouch. Thank goodness there's a Q50 wrapped around it, because that disaster needs a saving grace.

Dashboards take a beating from the sun, and without proper protection they can melt or warp a bit. But the FX35 and FX45 dashboards have a different, more effervescent reaction in the form of dashboard bubbles.

The bubbles, which can form all over the surface of the dash, are soft like putty and some can even be poked through with your finger.

Missouri’s Bubble Dash Lawsuit

In May 2014, a class-action was filed against Nissan in Missouri for the bubbling dashboards.

The lead plaintiff said it only took three years for his dashboard to start bubbling. When he received a replacement from Nissan (parent company of Infiniti), guess what – it bubbled too.

Missouri jury awarded $2,000 to upwards of 1,000 Infiniti owners.

Satisfaction is Their Number One Goal?

Some NSFW Language, 2005 Infiniti FX35 Melting Dashboard Update

Vehicles That Might Have This Problem

Model Generation Years PainRank
FX35 1st Gen 2003–2008 0.92
FX45 1st Gen 2003–2008 0.9

OK, Now What?

Maybe you've experienced this problem. Maybe you're concerned you will soon. Whatever the reason, you can help make sure it gets the attention it deserves.

  1. File Your Complaint

    CarComplaints.com is a free site dedicated to uncovering problem trends and informing owners about potential issues with their cars. Major class action law firms use this data when researching cases.

    Add a Complaint

  2. Notify CAS

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) is a pro-consumer organization that researches auto safety issues & often compels the US government to do the right thing through lobbying & lawsuits.

    Notify the CAS

  3. Report a Safety Concern

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the US agency with the authority to conduct vehicle defect investigations & force recalls. Their focus is on safety-related issues.

    Report to NHTSA

  4. Contact Infiniti

    Infiniti Support

    P.O. Box 685003 Franklin TN 37068-5003 USA

    This site is not affiliated with Infiniti.