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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#688 of 1362 Re: 2003 M45 [hilley]
Oct 02, 2006 (1:27 am)
I would like to be able to disconnect the ICC cruise control, and only use a standard control.
Bart and nycdude are correct that the ICC on 2006 and later M35s can be disengaged. Unfortunately, I don't believe this is possible for the driver to do in the 2003 model.
While talking to my Service Manager about the current ICC recall, we got into a discussion about previous year models. I was unaware, until that conversation, that previous implementations of ICC did not include "regular" cruise control as a backup to the "intelligent" version.
Therefore, I think the only cruise control available to the driver of a 2003 M is the "intelligent" variety. I believe that complaints about the lack of cruise control during rainy conditions("intelligent" cruise is disabled when wipers are engaged) and fear of using "intelligent" cruise persuaded Infiniti to provide both versions on 2006 and later models.
Your Service Manager should be able to confirm this for you though.
#689 of 1362 Re: 2003 M45 [bw45sport]
Oct 06, 2006 (7:17 am)
For starters, hilley, there WAS no 2003 M35. They had the M45 which I personally felt was a better looking car (as I felt tha 2nd iteration of the Q45 was better looking than the 1st and 3rd efforts).
#690 of 1362 Re: Electrical problem!!! [csliva]
Oct 08, 2006 (8:03 pm)
Am glad I did not purchase the Technology package in my '07 M35. I just didn't see any value in ICC, Navigation, tracking headlights, etc, etc. There is a point when technology is just 'too over the top' to be practical. I did buy the Entertainment package though. Have had no issues yet at all with my vehicle (but had it only a month so far).
Like some others, I would have liked to seen a 6th gear or overdrive like my 2000 Infiniti did for touring/cruising, but that is a minor issue in my mind for a performance based vehicle.
#691 of 1362 Does your gas pump stop before your M35 tank is full?
Oct 09, 2006 (9:52 pm)
Several times I have pulled into a gas station and started to fill my gas tank, only to find that the pump turns off after just a few gallons..well before the gas tank is full. If I wait a little, I can pump more gas into the tank..but it can be two or three tries before I really fill the tank.
I believe this is due to the gas tank vent somehow getting blocked when the gas is pumped too rapidly....not necessarily a problem with my specific car, but perhaps a design "feature" of the M35.
Has anyone else had this problem?
#692 of 1362 Re: Does your gas pump stop before your M35 tank is full? [ghstudio]
Oct 10, 2006 (7:21 am)
Occasionally, but I've never had a car that has been immune to this "balking". It's clearly a venting issue and I tend to encounter it more in the summer months than winter.
For the record, my gas mileage never got above 16.9 (per on board computer) for the first 10K miles ... now I'm getting 17.4 and we're still pumping the summer blend here. In addition, I've dropped from premium (91 octane) to middle grade (89 octane) and am still doing better.
#693 of 1362 Re: Does your gas pump stop before your M35 tank is full? [blov8r]
Oct 16, 2006 (1:17 pm)
I use 87 octane in my 2006 M35 without difficulty.
Note that octane rating has nothing to do with gas mileage. You will get the same mileage no matter what octane you use. You only need to use higher octane if the owners manual recommends it.
#694 of 1362 Re: Does your gas pump stop before your M35 tank is full? [rrhea]
Oct 16, 2006 (10:17 pm)
In order to not burn holes in the pistons when using a lower octane, the computer changes the timing and the power output of the engine. Depending on how you drive, you might very well be tempted to push the throttle harder to get the same performance out of the car. If you do that, you will get lower gas mileage with the lower octane. It very much depends on how you drive.
Oct 22, 2006 (1:27 pm)
Are the seat bottoms only heated, not the seatbacks, with the heated and cooled seats
#696 of 1362 The bells and whistles
Oct 26, 2006 (7:36 am)
I'm 19 months into my M35 Sport and still haven't had a moment's problem with it. Its endless array of high tech "stuff" wore off as novelties usually do and the only thing that still impresses me is the nav system. The Bluetooth phone capability is fine but frankly I find it no more useful than my OnStar in my Caddy ... and with my OnStar I didn't have to remember to carry a cell phone with me everywhere I went. Still love driving the car, but there's a lot of dollars tied up in things I can (and do) readily live without. Bart
#697 of 1362 Infinit M35 shakes/pulsates when cruising at 37mph 1400 RPM
Oct 29, 2006 (4:21 am)
Has anyone experienced their M shaking or pulsating when they are cruising at roughly 37mph and 1400RPM on perfectly smooth road. My car has been doing this since the day I bought it, now I have 18000 miles and there still has been no resolution. Any ideas welcomed.