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Just curious, has anyone changed the transmission fluid and filter on these vehicles. My wife's 2017 just hit 30k miles last weekend. I changed the engine oil and filter and rotated the tires. I've done a google search and found nothing specifically that pertains to our QX. Anyone done this job yet that can shed some light on it for me.

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Here's a few Visuals because Pictures speak 1,000 words.

80,000 miles is when the Trans Fluid is recommended to be replaced.

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Here's the the maintenance schedule above and 1 more visual

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Personally, if the car is shifting good ~ I wouldn't let some place mess around with their fluid changing machine and risk causing an issue I don't already have by sucking out the fluid and messing around internally in the trans that works just fine
 

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Is there a place to check the transmission fluid. I know on my son's Honda the dipstick is hidden down low. Something similar on this Infiniti? I want to check the condition of the fluid and make my plans to change the fluid.
 

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Pull into any Jiffy Lube type place - ask them for Trans Fluid Check

Pretty Certain ~ they'll come back with brownish looking substance on a white stick, compare it to a red substance on a stick, then proceed with their sales pitch for your much needed Transmission Fluid Flush for $189 which is far better than the potential $4,000 for a new trans if don't spend the $189 NOW
 

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Here's a few Visuals because Pictures speak 1,000 words.

80,000 miles is when the Trans Fluid is recommended to be replaced.

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Here's the the maintenance schedule above and 1 more visual

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Personally, if the car is shifting good ~ I wouldn't let some place mess around with their fluid changing machine and risk causing an issue I don't already have by sucking out the fluid and messing around internally in the trans that works just fine
I agree ☝🏿 I just got back from Sedona, Arizona I drove from Chicago too Arizona, Arizona back Chicago no issues whatsoever 🤦🏿‍♂️ I’m glad for that cause I saw 👀 so many cars and truck on side of road people have left vehicle cause they stopped so I was wondering 💭 I was pushing it all way there and back 90 mph and over I did check underneath too see if there were any leaks but nothing I have 80,000 miles on 2019 QX50 essential awd I’m see how’ long I can go without any issues 🎃
 

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Pull into any Jiffy Lube type place - ask them for Trans Fluid Check

Pretty Certain ~ they'll come back with brownish looking substance on a white stick, compare it to a red substance on a stick, then proceed with their sales pitch for your much needed Transmission Fluid Flush for $189 which is far better than the potential $4,000 for a new trans if don't spend the $189 NOW
If you are not familiar with working with transmission fluid, I agree that it is worth it to have a shop take a look - just not Jiffy Lube. Get recommendations from someone in your area that has worked with a reputable independent shop. Independent doesn't mean fly by night - just one that will likely care more about their reputation. They should offer to show you how to check it yourself, or at a minimum watch them do it.

Once you have this feedback, the reference photo above is very helpful. Most manufacturers believe that fluids are "lifetime" or "extended use" - you are better off replacing your fluid a little early than finding out that the trailer you have been towing has fried your current fluid.
 

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Thanks for the answers so far. So, my question still stands, has anyone changed the transmission fluid in a 2017 QX50 or something similar? Is there anything special I should know before I get ready to change ours?

I am not using Jiffy Lube or any of those type places for any oil change as long as I am able to figure out a way to do it myself.
 

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If I was able change my own I would but my thoughts on jiffy lube I wouldn’t go too them I have 2019 QX50 when mechanics were on strike at all dealerships I went too jiffy lube and they told me they couldn’t get oil plug screw out they said it was stripped I told them leave it alone so I left quickly and waited then I went Infiniti they changed my oil with no issues, I even told them about oil plug screw so I just saying me myself I rather go somewhere I know it will be done right but at same time I know it cost 💲 but if you trust jiffy go with them and yes if you think 🤔 it’s time change transmission fluid do it by all means I had 2017 QX70 before I got QX50 I traded it in rode too ruff for me I had limited model
 
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