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#3008 of 3411 Re: Infiniti FX35 Break Ins!! Windows come down.... [vchisari]
Jan 15, 2006 (12:33 pm)
My 2005 FX35 just had a break in at a Marriott Hotel in Whippany, NJ. I was there for a 3 day meeting, I was leaving the hotel when I saw the Windows were down on my car. The vandal broke the drivers side lock. Nothing was taken because I don't leave anything in the car. The center armrest was broken because the thief couldn't figure out how to open the box so he ripped it off the mounting bracket. $1100.00 worth of damage. Nice way to end a business trip.
Getting it repaired this week. What can I do to disable this feature? Why didn't the Car Alarm Horn sound??
I'm not happy with this situation.
#3009 of 3411 Re: PT AWD [geobendor]
Jan 15, 2006 (5:25 pm)
Regard the smell, yep had the same smell. Last year we came back from skiing in VT and drove though a wicked snow storm. The smell started about 20 miles into the trip (live in CT) This year the smell got so bad I traded the FX in. Infiniti claims nothing is wrong "it just runs hot" The mech had the gall to tell me I wasn't using the AWD system correctly, i.e. don't use it when not in snow.
Anyway the smell plus the 'ding' noise the car made after just moving away drove me nuts.
PS The ding noise I'm told is the ABS system check, had an A4 that did the same, me new Acura does NOT make the noise and is equipped with ABS !!!
#3010 of 3411 Re: Infiniti FX35 Break Ins!! Windows come down.... [fxdriver]
Jan 15, 2006 (6:02 pm)
Sorry this happened to you, I too would be totally bummed out. Hopefully your insurance will cover most of the cost and they can repair your car seamlessly. Was the car parked in the hotel parking lot or garage? Are you sure the horn did not sound? Unless the car was parked under your window you may have not heard it? I wonder if this is a recurrent problem at that hotel, worth making a complaint to the hotel? Best of luck, Jon.
#3011 of 3411 Re: PT AWD [sptrr2]
Jan 15, 2006 (9:08 pm)
Interesting about the smell. I usually use just the vent w/o the AC on which will distribute the smell throughout the cabin. Turning on the A/C clears up the problem. Even so, the smell to me would be an indication that something is wrong with the system.
#3012 of 3411 Re: PT AWD [geobendor]
Jan 16, 2006 (9:47 am)
Is there any chance the smell you're noticing could be brake pads? The stability control system operates by engaging individual brakes - if you're relying on the DSC a lot, the brakes could easily overheat.
#3013 of 3411 Re: Infiniti FX35 Break Ins!! Windows come down.... [bisonte]
Jan 16, 2006 (10:42 am)
I need to pay the $500 Deductible. Marriott not taking responsibility. Parked outside in their parking lot, actually a nice end spot next to the Walkway that leeds to the Hotel. I think that the Horn alarm must also get disabled during the Windows Down operation, does anyone know this to be the fact? It also rained, so the interior was soaked. The drivers door is jammed, so I need to hop over from the passenger side - not a pretty picture.
#3014 of 3411 Sirius Radio Module
Jan 16, 2006 (2:46 pm)
Has anyone enabled the standard radio with The Sirius Module? I have a 2005 FX35 with the standard BOSE radio with the SAT button. I did not order Sirius at time of purchase...wondering if Infiniti dealership can upgrade or install the Sirius module now? I don't like the looks of the Sirius radios that you can purchase at Best Buy etc.., I'm also not a big fan of plugging the radio into my cigg lighter plug.. Thoughts??
#3015 of 3411 Re: Infiniti FX35 Break Ins!! Windows come down.... [fxdriver]
Jan 16, 2006 (4:40 pm)
Try and Google web search "Window Down Theft Issue"
#3016 of 3411 Re: Sirius Radio Module [fxdriver]
Jan 16, 2006 (4:42 pm)
You can get the dealer to install the sirius module.
The cost(parts + labor) is about $600. I was thinking about it, but haven't pulled the trigger. I wish my '05 FX-35 had it as an option when I bought it. That way it would have only cost me $400.
#3017 of 3411 Pebble and a Windshield
Jan 16, 2006 (4:49 pm)
So I've had the FX 35 2005 model for less than a month and on first "real" trip, a pebble from a truck hit the windshield. Currently, we have a mark about half inch in diameter. From my eyes, the mark hasnt grown in the past 3 days since the incident. The car is leased so do I call the insurance company or Infiniti?
Will they need to replace the entire windshield? How do I find out what I need to cover on this?
And by the day, this car is freaking awesome!!! Your help is appreciated.