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#5965 of 6008 2006 M45 SPORT 32 MONTH REPORT
Jan 29, 2008 (6:16 pm)
I posted a a report in the fall of 2006 when my M45 sport was at 18 months. I had nothing but praise for the M45 and I stated that the car was flawless. In May 2006, when I was about to enter the highway the car lost power and I had to roll over to the side to get out of the way of traffic. I put the car in park and was able to restart the engine. When I got to the Infiniti dealer, they could not find the part that I needed in North America. My car was not driveable and I had to wait three weeks for the part to arrive. In August of 2007, I met the head of parts for Canada and explained to him that this is ridiculous for a Company the size of Infiniti to not have parts in inventory. He told me that it would cost too much money to maintain a sufficient inventory. I could not believe what I heard from this senior Infiniti executive. I told him that you will lose customers if you do not maintain a proper inventory. I had no futher problems with my car until November 9, 2007. My GPS system and radio took about 10 minutes to boot up when the car was cold. My problem is that my office is approximately 12 minutes away and that I had no use of the radio for most of my trip to work. If I had to go to a meeting and use the GPS, then I would have to warm of my car first. Eventually, the entire system crashed and I had no radio, GPS, heating etc. Luckily this happend within a couple of weeks of the part arriving. Once again Infiniti did not have the part in North America. It took Infiniti approximately 11 weeks to bring the part in and have my car fixed. I was so outraged that I called Infiniti customer support and asked them for compensation for waiting 11 weeks to have my car fixed. I told them I was without a car for three weeks last May and now 11 weeks without a fully functional car. Infiniti offered me a $100.00 discount for future repairs. This is my opinion is an insult. Normally, I would have gotten rid of the car after this last fiasco. My problem is that I really enjoy driving the M45 sport. The car is a dream to drive and the dealership that I am using for service is a pleasure. The dealership is highly professional and their service is outstanding. My problem is not with the dealership it is with Infiniti corporate. I will definitly not drive the Infiniti after the warranty period. Up until May of last year, I had every intention to keep this car until the next generation M comes out or I was going to purchase the Q50. Now I would never buy another Infiniti again. The cars are great and are of high quality but they have no parts for the high end card. I am really curious if other M45 owners are having similar problems with obtaining parts. In May 2009 my car will be 4 years old and I will get rid of it. I have no idea what I will purchase. I am going to look at the Cadillac CTS V. Maybe it is time to go back to an American car and support our economy. At least I will not have to wait almost three months for parts.
#5966 of 6008 Re: 2006 M45 SPORT 32 MONTH REPORT [markian]
Feb 14, 2008 (9:52 am)
I have had no issues at all with my M45 Sport, 2006 edition. Mine has all the technology options available. No squeeks or rattles even. What was determined to be the cause of your shutdown, a software issue? Did Infiniti put a fix in place that I should ask about?
Feb 14, 2008 (5:02 am)
I am looking at purchasing an 08 M45 sport. My concern is the requirement for premium fuel only. Has anyone attempted to run it on mid grade, etc? Is there a octane level to stay at or above?
#5968 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [rlbinatl]
Feb 14, 2008 (7:49 am)
... Is there a octane level to stay at or above?
#5969 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [rlbinatl]
Feb 14, 2008 (4:14 pm)
On the M35's, premium works better, but you can substitute regular per the manual (it seems to noticably reduce available power, but you might never notice if you ran around town at low speed). It doesn't run as efficiently, so your mileage will suffer, so it's about a wash. The computer adjusts the timing. The M45's manual (supposedly) does not allow regular at all.
#5970 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [james27]
Feb 14, 2008 (10:30 pm)
Does it make any difference where you get the premium gas for an M35? Is Shell any better for quick acceleration than 76 or Chevron?
#5971 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [arnold14]
Feb 15, 2008 (7:08 am)
It doesnt matter who makes the gasoline, the molecules are basically the same for all types and the additives which are unique do not make a noticeable difference in my view. The octane level matters more than who makes it, as long as it is a reputable company like both Shell, 76 and Chevron are in my view.
Retired oil company employee here.
#5972 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [johnhw]
Feb 15, 2008 (4:17 pm)
There is almost no loyalty among gas buyers...the cheapest gas wins, although some stick to "name brands" only.
Having said that, Chevron's "Techron" is probably the best around...so if I were going to stick to a steady diet of premium gas, I think I would stick to Chevron.
Since my M35 is leased (2yrs and almost up), you can probably safely assume that it gets the cheapest regular gas I can find. I tried premium for four tankfulls and found no difference in economy or performance (most of my driving is around town). I now only use regular and it runs just fine.
#5973 of 6008 Re: Premium Fuel [ghstudio]
Feb 15, 2008 (6:15 pm)
I only notice it on on-ramps or accelleration at higher speeds, but I did notice a difference in fuel economy...it was worse with regular.
#5974 of 6008 2006 Infiniti M35- Power windows roll down by themselves
Mar 28, 2008 (1:08 pm)
I live in a apt with a remote control gate and when I went to start my M35 this morning I found all the windows rolled down but nothing was taken. This is the second time in a month this has happened without anything being stolen.
Is this being caused by a rigged remote control for the gate or is there another problem? Anyone with similar stories?