Reasons Behind Your Infiniti’s Dashboard Melting
By Bavarian Performance Specialists July 10, 2020
We know how much you care about your Infiniti. From the engine, to the body, to the interior, every part of your state-of-the-art vehicle works in tandem to create a first-class vehicle. Infinitis are known for their sleek design and dynamic engines, but other smaller aspects of their design can impact the driver and passenger experience as well.
The dashboard is an undeniably important part of your vehicle’s interior, and dashboard issues can cause both structural and aesthetic damage to your car. At Bavarian Performance Specialists, we are experts in not only fixing mechanical damage, but also interior issues such as melting dashboards. Our years of expertise means you can trust us to get your car back in its best possible shape.
Signs of a Melted Dashboard
Since melted dashboards occur on the inside of your car, you are more likely to notice something is wrong than if it were a problem with the engine or transmission. This is a positive because catching the issue quickly can prevent further damage.
Melting dashboards are usually a product of the material that constitutes the dashboard overheating. Humidity can also play a role, so hot and humid summers are the times Infiniti owners are most likely to experience this issue.
Melting dashboards can be identified by touch, sight, and smell. If your dashboard begins to melt, you might notice an unpleasant, chemical-like smell in the inside of your car. The dash may appear more shiny than usual and could also emit a yellow ooze from the adhesive beginning to melt. Melted dashboards will feel sticky, even when the car is out of the damaging heat.
More Than a Cosmetic Issue
It’s easy to assume that because the dashboard doesn’t affect how the car drives, an issue with it won’t pose any significant safety issues. However, a melted dashboard can be much more significant than just a cosmetic problem, and should therefore be addressed promptly by a certified Infiinti expert.
A melted dashboard can produce a glare, making it difficult to see obstacles in the road. Since it is so close to the windshield, it changes how the light comes into the vehicle, causing visibility issues. Not only is this glare unpleasant and comfortable for passengers and drivers, but it also puts others on the road at risk as well.
In a worst-case scenario, a severely-compromised dashboard can even impact your airbags’ abilities to deploy, risking the lives of you and your passengers. The stickiness that results from a melted dash interferes with the rapid response that is critical to an airbag deploying and protecting you in a car crash.
Furthermore, a damaged dashboard represents an overall decrease in the quality of your car and can reduce resale value as well as reduce the overall experience of riding or driving the vehicle.
Waiting to address an issue with your dashboard means the problem can worsen over time, making repairs more difficult and more costly. As soon as you notice any irregularities with your dashboard, bring your vehicle in as soon as possible to prevent further and more extensive interior issues.
Importance of Infiniti Experts at Bavarian Performance Specialists
The interior of your Infiniti has been designed with the utmost attention to detail, form, and function. Just like with an issue with the car’s mechanics, an issue with the interior should be addressed by a professional who knows the ins and outs of the Infiniti brand, in order to maintain the integrity, value, and appeal of the vehicle.
At Bavarian Performance Specialists, our name says it all. We are experts who provide the best possible care to a variety of top-quality car brands in California. We are the most trusted name in the Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Westlake, Malibu, and Newbury Park areas because our years of providing excellent service has earned a reputation of trust.
We can’t wait to help you with all of your car’s service and maintenance needs. At Bavarian Performance Specialists, we care about your Infiniti just as much as you do, and understand the specific kind of care it requires to stay running, looking, and operating at its best. Call us today to schedule a convenient appointment.
* Infiniti FX35 image credit goes to: DarthArt.