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#3042 of 3411 2006 FX35 First Impressions
Feb 05, 2006 (9:53 pm)
I have had the vehicle for about two weeks. Here are some thoughts:
1. Much nicer that the 2005 - Rear view camera, color screen, seat adjustments on the door, are all worth it.
2. The color I chose (Serengetti Sand) is awesome- it is a new color for 2006 and it is a light gold with a silver undertone. The best color in my opinion. I also have the new "wheat" interior which is great. The leather details,Infiniti Logo, aluminum accents, are all great in the 2006.
3. The Bluetooth works flawlessly. Great feature.
4. The color screen and all the electronics are great.
5. The 18" rims are redesigned for 2006. They look cooler than the 2005 design. I think they look even better than the 20".
6. There is a built-in pressure monitor display of all tires that is great. This has nothing to do with the run flat package. Was this available in the 2005 model year? A great feature that surprised me when I stumbled on it on the display.
7. Negative: I am a little disappointed in the Bose stereo. I am an audio buff and the stereo in my Chrysler Town and Country sounds better than this stereo. Also, no MP3 connection. The 6 disk changer and MP3 off of CD worked fine. However, they should have built in MP3 off of DVD capability too. Oh well...
All in all, I am so glad I waited for the 2006 model before I bought. The differences are not minor in my opinion from the 2005 model year. Infiniti made the electronics top notch, and improved on all the minor "misses" in the previous design.
#3043 of 3411 FX Bluetooth
Feb 08, 2006 (4:14 pm)
Does anyone here know if the bluetooth module in the FX35/45 is made by Xanavi (like the one in the less then wonderful M35/45)?
Feb 10, 2006 (11:41 am)
I have a re-occurring problem with my 2003 FX35 which the dealer can't solve:
3 times now, when I have tried to start the engine the key won't turn in the ignition switch -- nor can I get the key BACK OUT of the ignition switch !
After several minutes of wobbling the steering wheel and the gear shift, clicking the door lock & unlock , and stepping on the brake pedal --- the key suddenly turns and the engine starts !
Since I am about to drive across the country, I'm paranoid that this will happen again on a dark & stormy night somewhere in the boondocks.
Can anybody tell me what to do WHEN this happens again ?
#3045 of 3411 Re: Locked Up [duffer7]
Feb 10, 2006 (8:09 pm)
I have the tech option, so I don't use the key very often. However, when I use it, sometimes it is hard to get the key in the ignition, and when it is in it does not always turn. When the car was about 2 weeks old, it was a Sat. nite. We went to a restaurant with valet parking. When we were done and went out to get the car, my wife said, oh look, your car is right in front. I said, that's probably because it is new! NO-the key wouldn't turn in the ignition. The valet couldn't get it to move and neither could I. I had to call Infiniti to have it towed in. While we were in the cab, the tow truck driver called to say he had taken it to the dealer (which of course on a Sat. nite was closed) and decided to try the sequence his Chevy owner's manual has for this type of problem. It worked. The cab took us to pick up the car. Monday I called the dealer. No one had any idea what I was talking about. Last time it was in, I gave them one of the keys to use. They had problems getting the key in and the ignition to turn. They said that was a common problem. That's as much as I know.
#3046 of 3411 Re: Locked Up [slummyj]
Feb 11, 2006 (8:15 am)
Ditto with me, had forgotten my electronic key fob, car was brand new, had freinds with me, and the key would not turn. At all. Did I mention it was snowing and below 20 degrees? I NEVER drive without the electronic fob, dont trust the keys anymore... Jon.
#3047 of 3411 braking in the snow
Feb 13, 2006 (8:48 pm)
I noticed this weekend ( 2 feet of white stuff here) that braking in the snow was quite unusual. At first depressing the brake pedal all was well but as the car slowed I noticed a grinding/crunching noise that I also felt transmitted thru the break pedal. This is the second time I have noticed this. Any Ideas? Have 15 K check up coming I will bring this up with service. Have fx 35 with sports package.
#3048 of 3411 Re: braking in the snow [marvin3]
Feb 14, 2006 (8:22 am)
Have you ever had ABS before? It vibrates the pedal very quickly, almost like you are going over rumble strips. I don't have my FX yet, but this is that the ABS feels like in my Subaru. Just a thought..
#3049 of 3411 Re: braking in the snow [marvin3]
Feb 14, 2006 (12:36 pm)
Happened to me too. According to others on this forum it is the ABS breaks that do this when breaking on slippery surfaces like snow or ice (sounded awful, like something was broken).
Nonetheless, have it checked out by the dealer. Jon.
#3050 of 3411 Re: braking in the snow [audreym]
Feb 15, 2006 (6:18 am)
Yes it does feel like rumble strips. My previous vehicle was an xterra no such problem but I think it had abs on only one set of wheels. Very disconcerting, I will take it in and let the board know what they come up with. Thanks
#3051 of 3411 Re: PT AWD [cpp]
Feb 16, 2006 (12:24 pm)
You've confused me, the AWD switch on the left next to the VDS switch, turns the AWD system on and off. When you turn it on a green AWD light comes up on the dash...when it's off it's off. I guess you're saying, correctly, that when it's on the system is automatic. What I should have said was that the smell only comes in when the AWD switch is in the 'on' position. Moot point now as the smell drove me nuts and I've traded it in !!