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Infiniti G35, Sedan
#467 of 486 Re: 2005 g35x VSD/Slip [scottm123]
Oct 25, 2007 (11:13 am)
disappointing... don't appreciate the lol. any recommendations for how to approach this with the dealer?
#468 of 486 Re: 2005 g35x VSD/Slip [jadussel]
Oct 25, 2007 (11:52 am)
The LOL was not aimed at your situation and I do apologize.
I'm just amazed at how people go and buy cars with little to no research first.
The 05 G35x is absolutely PLAGUED with brake issues and is an extremely well known issue.
I wish you stopped by here in July before buying in August... many would have given you the heads up.
When the cars were under warranty, the dealer was pretty good about fixing these issues.
Once out of warranty, especially with a used car, it's highly unlikely they'll do much for you.
With 27,000 miles, the car should still be under warranty.
Make sure they know that you are well aware of the known brake issues and you want this corrected for FREE.
Also explain that you have very little miles added since purchasing.
If worded correctly, you can put them on the spot for selling you a car with unsafe, unfit brakes.
If they'll willing to work with you, this brake job may be free, or at least discounted.
I'd be looking for all new parts for the next brake job though... the factory setup stinks.
My #1 concern before buying the 07 was brakes.
#2 was Bluetooth, as the pre-07 models had many complaining owners in that dept as well.
I did a lot of research and asking around before I took the plunge.
Go back and complain.
Be polite and state your case.
This car is new to you, has very little miles since you bought it and the brakes are gone.
Use words like "unsafe", "warranty", and "known issue" while explaining that this should have been caught during their pre-sale safety inspection.
They should help you.
Good luck and keep us posted.
#469 of 486 Re: 2005 g35x VSD/Slip [jadussel]
Oct 25, 2007 (12:07 pm)
I think it can be the brake. I used to have an '05 coupe. I needed to have some body work done and they needed to disconnect the battery. After they re-connected the battery, the SLIP light was on (car was kind of slippery when the light was on). I just have it reset by the dealer.
I don't think you get the extended warranty on brakes on '05. It's only for '03 and '04.
I don't have any major brake issues w/ my '05. I just needed to have it resurfaced once when I traded it in w/ around 17K miles.
#470 of 486 Re: 2005 g35x VSD/Slip [gooddeal2]
Oct 26, 2007 (4:34 am)
But... the 05x (keyword being "x") was the worst hit with the whole brake thing.
The 05 brakes are a real issue.
There were talks of a class action law suit for this but I can no longer find the threads on it, or any other info.
I have no idea how it turned out, or if it ever went anywhere.
#471 of 486 Maintenance schedule with lease
Oct 31, 2007 (8:31 am)
I lease a g35 back in July and just came up on 4k miles. I know they have 2 schedules for required maintenance and I could argue that I belong in the schedule 2 (less frequent) program.
Does Infiniti care which one you choose? Does it affect your lease/warranty if you chose to do schedule 2 instead of schedule 1?
I just want to make sure I don't get screwed at the end of my lease at 30k miles so if anybody has info on this I would appreciate it.
#472 of 486 Can anyone recommend a good shop to service my g35 coupe in So Cal?
Nov 17, 2007 (12:30 pm)
LA would be preferred - any help would be appreciated.
#473 of 486 Compression Rod Bushing on a 2004 Infi G35
Oct 27, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Guys - I drove the car into the dealers for a good old battery change and the dealer did an inspection to reveal that the compression rod bushings are worn. Apparently they cost $335 and $130 to mount back and align the tires.
I have never heard of this before. Is this a real problem? What's the impact of such a problem and do I need to spend all this money at the dealer or do I have a more economical solution available to me that I dont know of? I just replaced my tires btw...
#474 of 486 Re: Compression Rod Bushing on a 2004 Infi G35 [pfreak76]
Oct 28, 2009 (2:34 am)
Probably, depending on how many miles are on your car.
These are heavy rubber bushings through which a rod is threaded. Like all rubber suspension parts, the rubber deteriorates and wears over time, eventually developing cracks or tearing completely.
#475 of 486 Re: Compression Rod Bushing on a 2004 Infi G35 [srs_49]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:25 am)
Thanks.. I got 78K miles on my car.
Would you be able to comment if this sounds like a reasonable price?
#476 of 486 Re: Compression Rod Bushing on a 2004 Infi G35 [pfreak76]
Oct 28, 2009 (8:51 am)
You're probably stuck with the price of the part since that probably has to come from Infiniti.
$130 labor is only 2 hours, which sounds dirt cheap to me, especially if that includes an alignment.