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Infiniti G35, Coupe
#2804 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [pscheid]
Oct 14, 2008 (6:49 pm)
Thank you for the well thought out response. I will see how things go and keep you posted.
#2805 of 2823 bumper paint issues
Oct 18, 2008 (10:05 am)
here are some pics. Waiting to hear from the dealer. that's my pinky for size reference. The most worrisome for me are the signs that it is blistering quite a bit around several of the areas already gone, signifying that this is coming from underneath and will worsen quite rapidly.
#2806 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ktabel01]
Oct 18, 2008 (10:11 am)
#2807 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ktabel01]
Oct 18, 2008 (10:12 am)
#2808 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ktabel01]
Oct 18, 2008 (10:13 am)
#2809 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ktabel01]
Oct 18, 2008 (10:17 am)
#2810 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [pscheid]
Oct 20, 2008 (6:30 am)
I tried most everything that you said. And yes, I bought my car new. My 300zx that I bought in '85 still looks better chip wise than my G35. I guess, that time makes you tired and I just gave up. I do have tons of documentation, if sombody needs it. Well after 5 Nissan products, I am going with Lexus next time. By the way I replaced my brakes and never got a recall at all, or an reimbersment. Mine is a 2004. But it is paid for so I will drive it a little longer. Plus it is RED, the worst about chipping!
#2811 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ruthieb]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:33 am)
Ruthie.....re the 2004 G35 brakes, it was not a recall. It was a letter I received from Infinity which essentially was a warranty addition (brakes) for something not usually covered under warranty. It noted Infinity would cover pads and rotors for 3 years or 36,000 miles. It also had instructions on what to do if you already had repairs or replacements within that time frame to get reimbursed by Infinity, didn't have to be work done at an Infinity dealership. .If you still have the receipt for your work, I'd call the Infinity dealership for instructions on how to proceed. I don't remember if there was a time frame the claim had to be submitted, but it's probably worth a call.
Re the red paint and stone chips.....black isn't much better. That aluminum hood accentuates the slightest paint chip and the imperfection stands out like a sore thumb. I passed on the stone chip guard they were offering as an option on the 04s.
Re the front fascia/bumper paint issue, it's plain wrong. Infinity was taking the same stonewall approach on the brakes issue until so many consumer complaints were lodged that Infinity had to put the fire out. As I said, the cost to refinish the fascia may not be worth the effort. It's up to the individual to decide if it's worth it to go the distance. Maybe, but maybe not. My paint war at the time was with Ford Motor Company, and I had a neighbor with the same issue (Lincoln no less), different dealer. We turned it into a mission to see who could could get what we had a (paid for) right to expect from a factory paint job in the first place. Misery loves company.
Consequently, I WILL NOT buy another Ford Motor Company product. I don't need to pay for abuse. There are plenty of stellar cars out there in the same competitive market that I would be just as content to own and drive. BMW, Acura, and Lexus to name just 3. Asking for paint to stay on the car? Ridiculous.
Oct 20, 2008 (10:36 am)
With respect to my Red 06 G35 Coupe. I finally gave up after they wore me out with their stonewalling and denials about the problem of chipping.
I am voting with my feet, never will another Infiniti or Nissan be registered under my name.
#2813 of 2823 Re: bumper paint issues [ktabel01]
Oct 20, 2008 (7:10 pm)
Received a call from dealer today that it appears there is an issue with the vendor they used to repaint the fascia before I bought it. He understands that the dealer's contract with that vendor places this under warranty work so it is anticipated that this will be rectified at no cost. Pretty excited to get that bit of news. Just hopeful that it looks good (it did when I bought it), and that is proves more lasting. Will give a final update when I pick the car up.