Last post on Sep 19, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#1155 of 1362 Re: peeling veneer - update [tmartin63]
Oct 09, 2009 (10:18 am)
This peeling veneer is on my 2008 M35 which is under warranty....
Think about it. If there is a quality control issue with these parts, then they must be continuing to build cars with wood panels that they know may peel. I'm pretty sure that the 2009 and 2008 use the exact same panels.
If they have fixed the problem, then why aren't there any parts here. We are less than 24 hours away from the manufacturer (by air).
I have been told that there are "hundreds" on backorder....but I don't know if that's true. I do know that my dealer was very familiar with the problem when I initially went in and they told me that they have a number of them on backorder.
The Florida "parts expediter" in customer service has not called back although I have left at least two messages. I presume that there is nothing she can do which may well be true if Infiniti Corp just doesn't have parts. It is near impossible to find anyone else in Nissan who you can speak to.
#1156 of 1362 Another door delam.
Oct 18, 2009 (6:59 pm)
Last time I read this posting everything with my M was fine.I now note the passenger side wood trim is delaminating.MSRP 64,500 and falling apart.What is next?
#1157 of 1362 Ground clearence
Oct 19, 2009 (4:06 am)
Does anyone know the ground clearence for the M45x and is there an issue with winter snow/ice?Thanks
#1158 of 1362 Re: Ground clearence [mltsurger]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 19, 2009 (9:27 am)
Edmunds spec sheet for a 2009 model says 5.5 inches, which is not great and more car-like than truck like, if that's what you mean. A Lexus SUV has 7.1 and a Subaru Outback over 8 inches of clearance, to give you an idea. In light fresh snow, I don't think ground clearance is a problem but if you travel on very bad roads, with rocks and ruts, or if you have to plow through hard pack, that might prove to be an issue.
#1159 of 1362 ground clearance
Oct 19, 2009 (4:48 pm)
Is the ground clearance the same on the 2008.I used to drive a Tahoe and my wife has an Outback.We have a 1/2 mile drive but I also use a plow truck.Every now and then I need to get back in after work before I plow. Will a 7 foot plow fit on the front of the M45X. Thanks
#1160 of 1362 Re: ground clearance [mltsurger]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 19, 2009 (6:48 pm)
Yeah same. You wouldn't want to plow with this type of vehicle and drivetrain. It's really not built for it. You need 4X4 with a low range , not AWD.
#1161 of 1362 Re: peeling veneer - update [ghstudio]
Oct 20, 2009 (2:54 am)
If it has been a while since you have checked with your dealer, you may want to check again. I am a service consultant for a dealer in the Dallas area and we have had the M wood panels in stock with ample supply for a couple of weeks now.
I don't know this for certain, but it looks like the wood panels had a problem in mfg. Hopefully it has been corrected now.
#1162 of 1362 Re: peeling veneer - update [infinitisvc]
Oct 20, 2009 (11:32 am)
finally had the panel replaced today....
#1163 of 1362 Re: peeling veneer - update [ghstudio]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:21 pm)
Glad to find this post... I have 2 - 2008 M35x's and both have the problem. One of them is much worse. The back door veneers are just flapping in the wind. Both front doors are warped and peeling. The 2nd car is not as bad and just peeling off. I had these parts on order with Porter Infiniti in DE, and that's been 2 months now, with no end in sight. I guess I will call again...
#1164 of 1362 Re: peeling "wood veneer" [infinitisvc]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:50 pm)
Thank you so much for your input...I asked my dealer if they would contact your dealer and they REFUSED....I do not want to disrespect you, but this kind of issue was my concern before I bought an Infiniti product. I should have stayed with Lexus. It does not bother me that this happen or their is a delay but the "passing of the buck" that myself and other Infiniti owners are experiencing is not acceptable. I was told by my dealer that they were told unable to obtain part and earliest possible date, NEXT YEAR...Can I buy them from you?