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have a 2014 Q60 Convertible IPL. Last week the passenger airbag light starting blinking. I tried the common fix noted many times on the boards (using the start button to reset 3-4 times) but it didn't work. So I brought it to the dealer and they said a new part needs to be ordered and the cost will be over 7K. Their explanation was that everything is controlled by a part in the passenger seat, and that part needs to be fully replaced. Is this really possible? TIA
 

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have a 2014 Q60 Convertible IPL. Last week the passenger airbag light starting blinking. I tried the common fix noted many times on the boards (using the start button to reset 3-4 times) but it didn't work. So I brought it to the dealer and they said a new part needs to be ordered and the cost will be over 7K. Is this possible? Their explanation was that everything is controlled by a part in the passenger seat, and that part needs to be fully replaced. Is this really possible? TIA
I've heard of cars being totaled just because an airbag inflated. Find out the part numbers and get prices from other Infiniti parts departments or possibly google.
 

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This was the written description - "Passenger seat adjuster assay in inoperable internal failure; must order part".

Is purchasing this $7,500 part really the only solution?
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This was the written description - "Passenger seat adjuster assay in inoperable internal failure; must order part".

Is purchasing this $7,500 part really the only solution?
Thanks!
So are you unable to operate the passenger seat? Sounds like the seat sensor for the airbag has failed. Not sure I'd pay $7K to have it fixed unless you were worried about not having airbag protection for the passenger.
 

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Wow... this is from discountinfinitiparts.com. Since yours is the IPL model, looks like it is the 3rd item listed.

Passenger Seat Components for 2014 Infiniti Q60 | Discount Infiniti Parts

View attachment 23487

Or ebay?

Infiniti Q60 G37 FRONT PASSENGER RIGHT BUCKET SEAT LEATHER BLACK | eBay

I'm certain if ebay doesn't work, a parts dismantler could help you find a used one.
Thanks for the really helpful responses! I guess my main question is if the entire seat system really needs to be replaced or if there is some way to repair it? The car only has around 27K miles and otherwise hasn't had any issues. Seems like a really expensive fix to replace the entire passenger seat?
 

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So are you unable to operate the passenger seat? Sounds like the seat sensor for the airbag has failed. Not sure I'd pay $7K to have it fixed unless you were worried about not having airbag protection for the passenger.
The passenger seat functions perfectly and the passenger airbag light started flashing out of nowhere. The dealer did a diagnostic check and they said the air bag won't deploy in an accident so only fix to buy an entire new seat. Was thinking maybe there is a way to repair the airbag system without buying new seat?
 

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The passenger seat functions perfectly and the passenger airbag light started flashing out of nowhere. The dealer did a diagnostic check and they said the air bag won't deploy in an accident so only fix to buy an entire new seat. Was thinking maybe there is a way to repair the airbag system without buying new seat?
Not sure who would tackle trying to fix it outside the manufacturer's recommendations due to liability issues if someone was killed because the airbag didn't deploy.
 

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Would there be a downside to buying a used seat assembly and having a local mechanic see if it will work?
 

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The passenger seat functions perfectly and the passenger airbag light started flashing out of nowhere. The dealer did a diagnostic check and they said the air bag won't deploy in an accident so only fix to buy an entire new seat. Was thinking maybe there is a way to repair the airbag system without buying new seat?
Call around to some junk yards, search eBay, craigslist, etc for a used passenger seat. I'm sure you can find a whole seat for less than 7k. I sure wouldn't spend 1/3 of the cars value on just a new lower seat portion.

Quick search gave me this black seat bottom. Not sure of your interior color

It really sucks it's not just the seatbelt pretensioner. Those are pretty cheap and can cause an airbag light. Although not sure if it will cause the Passenger Airbag light to act up.
 

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Would there be a downside to buying a used seat assembly and having a local mechanic see if it will work?
No downside as long as the seat functions fully and leather color matches

If you are a decent wrench turner you can swap out the seat pretty easily. Usually 4 bolts and one electrical connector
 

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Exactly. No chance I would spend that much for a part at this point.
Since my car has red seats, can just the parts of the seat be swapped out with my current seat? Or full seat with cushion needs to be replaced?
 

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If you do this yourself, you should probably disconnect the battery first.
 

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Exactly. No chance I would spend that much for a part at this point.
Since my car has red seats, can just the parts of the seat be swapped out with my current seat? Or full seat with cushion needs to be replaced?
I've never tried but you can reskin the seat/use your old skin if you buy a replacement bottom that has a different color leather. It should just be a bunch of hog rings holding it on, so you'd need those and the pliers. Amazon should have a kit for under $20. Or take it to an interior shop and have them swap the leather over. You'd still come out under $1k

And yes, before you do any electrical work or airbag work, disconnect the battery.
 

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2014 2015 Infiniti Q60 IPL Sport Right Passenger Lower Seat Cushion Red Stitch | eBay

It seems like this black seat bottom will work. I would just need to find a specialist in the NY/NJ area who could do the swap for the electronics and then keep/redo my red seats.
You don't want to remove the electronics from the ebay seat. You want to take both seats to someone that does upholstery and have them replace the ebay leather with your leather, then have the ebay seat installed.
 

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You don't want to remove the electronics from the ebay seat. You want to take both seats to someone that does upholstery and have them replace the ebay leather with your leather, then have the ebay seat installed.
Got it. Do you know of any place around the New York area that could do it?
 

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Got it. Do you know of any place around the New York area that could do it?
I'm in Texas, but there's bound to be plenty of upholsterers around there. Might have to make some calls to shops that build custom cars. If they don't do it themselves they'll know someone that does.
 

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So are you unable to operate the passenger seat? Sounds like the seat sensor for the airbag has failed. Not sure I'd pay $7K to have it fixed unless you were worried about not having airbag protection for the passenger.
If theres a fault with any component in the SRS it will disable the whole system and none will work.
 
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