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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#1334 of 1362 Re: 2008 M35: Smart Key & Blue Tooth issues [leon_0905]
Dec 25, 2010 (7:13 pm)
You probably just need to replace the batteries in both remotes, its worth a try as a first step in troubleshooting. The holder you say is charging the remotes in the car is not a charger, you cannot charge these remotes. The remote works on RFID technology and as the battery in the remote gets weaker the remotes start to act up. The cool thing about this remote system is you dont ever need to take the remote/keys out of you pocket.
I doubt the Bluetooth and Remote issues are related. replace the batteries in the remote and determine if one or both issues go away.
#1335 of 1362 M35x vibration problem - please help
Dec 26, 2010 (9:45 pm)
Hello. I have a question on my 2006 Infiniti M35X. It has 84,000 kilometers. I bought it recertified at 54,000 kilometers. The problem is as follows: when I accelerate quickly from a standstill (I am not talking about flooring the gas pedal - just higher than usual acceleration from a traffic light), I feel and hear vibration. I think the source of vibration in under the floor. It is a fine vibration that feels like the car is struggling to accelerate. Notwithstanding, the acceleration is quick. The vibration is the most in first gear, some in second gear and no vibration in higher gears. The car drives very well in higher gears and at higher speeds. The dealership mechanics say they cannot simulate the problem. I have had this issue since I got the car and it is spoiling my driving experience. Could it be something as simple as a loose heat shield? I donít know too much about cars - please keep your response simple. Please at least tell me what I should get checked / looked at.
Also, how do you tighten the ceiling mounted DVD player? Mine makes some rattling noise. Thank you.
#1336 of 1362 M35 sealt belts
Jan 03, 2011 (7:50 am)
I have a 2006 M35x that I've owned since new with 70K miles on it with virtually no mechanical issues other than replacing a motor in the driver's side mirror. However, in the past week, at 3 separate times when braking with I'd say medium force (and not slamming them on such as in a panic situation), the seat belts on both front seats have immediately tightened and you can hear a motor kick in that pulls them tight against the driver and passenger. The braking on these 3 instances is no more or less than my normal driving style for the 5 years I've owned the car and I've never experienced this problem previously. Seems like some kind of safety mechanism, but has anyone else experienced a similar issue and what's the fix? (I recognize this is a good feature if you're in a panic stop, but that's not the case here.) thx
#1337 of 1362 2010 M-35 Hard Downshifting
Jan 04, 2011 (9:57 am)
#1338 of 1362 Hard Downshifting 2010 M-35
Jan 04, 2011 (10:22 am)
My 2010 M-35 downshifts very hard from 20 MPH to zero - often bucking 2-3 times before stopping. Dealer, Service Direstor & Factory Rep all maintain that "...vehicle is operating according to specs"! I've since found several blog entries speaking to EXACTLY the same problem as mine. A 2009 M-35 - same engine, & transmission was finally "fixed" with a re-flash & a new ECM module. Another blog entry stated his vehicle was "like a bucking bronco when stopping". Again, Infiniti issued a re-flash & a new ECM and problem IMMEDIATELY fixed. He also stated his mileage improved from 14 MPG to the advertised 18 MPG! Hummm. My mileage is 14-15 MPG in the city! I gave all this information to my dealers' Service Mgr. and contacted Infiniti Corporation and was told the "fix" for the M-35 2010 was not for my 2010 M-35 because my vehicle was manufactured in the 2nd 2010 production run - the aformentioned "fix" was for the 1st 2010 production run! Unbelieveable! I contacted Infiniti Customer Relations and was told by a Manager there that "...we are aware of the problem with your vehicle and that IF AND WHEN we have a fix for it, we will contact you"!!! Infiniti has been stonewalling me for 11 months now & counting. I filed a Lemon Law action against Infiniti asking that Infiniti buy back this vehicle & negate the origional sale transaction. I know there has to be other owners of 2010 M-35's that have &/or are experiencing similar issues with their vehicles. Please blog your experiences so I can present them along with my documentation at a hearing with a judge who will then render a ruling. Infiniti is refusing to admit that there is a "problem" for obvious reasons - a recall is very expensive & damaging so delay tactics & denials is their choice of action. Please help me make them accountable to their customers & force them to truely stand behind their products. I should not be jerked forward in my seat at every stop in an expensive luxory vehicle - I would not accept this is a YUGO! Thank you.
#1339 of 1362 Re: Hard Downshifting 2010 M-35 [blackie12]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 04, 2011 (11:04 am)
The ALLDATA database states that the proper scanning tool must be hooked up and various screens called up to determine if your car is suitable for re-programming.
refer to TSB Classification: EC10-001A
Date: March 31, 2010
2009 - 2010 M35;
ENGINE HESITATION OR STALL AT IDLE OR VERY LOW SPEEDS
The Applied Vehicles in this bulletin have been amended. Please discard previous versions.
#1340 of 1362 Re: Rattle Noise in 2010 M35x [mets67]
Feb 16, 2011 (1:53 pm)
Your post (#1267) was the closest to something I have been searching for on my issues to the noises on my 2010 M35x. I have had my car since March 2010 and it has been in the shop at least 4 times since then. I hear two types of noises. One, a rattling noise coming from inside right passenger side. Two, a sort of a "clicking" sound from the driver's side dash. Both seem to be reproduce-able on certain road conditions. The rattling noise, they have tried to fix but I still hear it mildly. The "clicking" I hear from time to time but dealer has not been able to reproduce. Any help from your experience/dealer resolution would be appreciated!
#1341 of 1362 Re: Rattle Noise in 2010 M35x [kidstar]
Feb 16, 2011 (2:02 pm)
Hi there - I actually went through the lemon law process and had the car traded in (actually Infiniti replaced it for me - think it was called a dealer buy-back or something to that effect). They tried five times to fix different parts of the dashboard, sunroof, etc. The noise/rattling was always present and seemed to be a default in the way it was built.
I would go through the dealer you bought it from...and call Infiniti Customer Care to file a complaint. Tell the rep you already had it in four times and they cannot fix the problem...eventually I was able to get the authorization to just get put in a new M35x which happened to be a 2011 where I do not have that problem! You have to be pushy and have the dealer on your side though! Also talk to a local attorney if needed. Good luck and let me know if you need anything else.
#1342 of 1362 Passenger Air Bag On/Off lights
Feb 16, 2011 (2:16 pm)
Is anyone bothered by the fact that on the M cars, the "passenger seat belt light on" light is off if someone is sitting in the passenger seat and the airbag is working correctly? I
When I start the car with someone in the passenger seat, the "passenger air bag on" light comes on briefly and then turns off. It does the exact same thing if no one is in that seat.
On my toyota venza, if there is someone sitting in the passenger seat, there is a light that says "passenger air bag on" and it stays on..which makes more sense.
While not serious, I think it's a terrible design blunder to have a light that says "passenger air bag on" and then turn it off if the passenger air bag is on and acting normally. I wonder if NHTSA would care....
#1343 of 1362 Re: Rattle Noise in 2010 M35x [mets67]
Feb 17, 2011 (10:26 am)
Thank you for the quick response!
Did you have an attorney do all of the Lemon Law claim paperwork for you and communicate with Infiniti/Dealer on your behalf or did you do this on your own?
After having been through the entire process, would you recommend hiring a local attorney to assist with the entire process? Thanks in advance!