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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#805 of 1362 Re: M35x won't start / monitor display problems [knowspinzone]
May 06, 2007 (7:08 pm)
What I mean is that nothing happens when I hit the start button. Engine does not turn over. When the problem first started occurring, I heard just a little pop sound and that was it. However, this past week after it would not start, a few minutes later as I was sitting in the car calling Roadside Service, I heard a churning sound as if it was trying to access a CD (I mistakenly said DVD in my write up) then the sound stopped. It was very hot inside the car so I stepped outside and then rentered the car from the passenger side about 10 minutes later. All of a sudden the churning started again trying to access a CD and then stopped. Dealer has no idea what is wrong with the car. Wanted to return the car to me on Friday and I said NO WAY! Something is definitely wrong with the car. I did some more on-line research and found out that an Infiniti consumer alert was issued in Nov. 2005 on the M35's saying there was a major electrical problem in the console. I purchased my 2006 model in Aug. 2005 when they first came out so I assume mine could be affected. I relayed this to the dealer Friday afternoon and they wanted to keep the car over the weekend to check out the electrical wires near the steering wheel. Then they wanted to allow the car to go into "sleep mode" for 6 hours and start it up on Monday morning. They did check the battery out twice and claim there is nothing wrong with the battery. I am not sure if the battery has an emergency reserve?? but its the original battery that came with the car.
#806 of 1362 Re: M35x won't start / monitor display problems [kiwik]
May 11, 2007 (6:45 pm)
Sometimes when there is not a good connection between the battery and the cables, not enough power is available to start the engine yet still allow other electrical items to operate. This can be a sporadic occurence, the engine starts one time and not the next. I wouldn't expect this would happen on such a new car, but I'd suggest they disconnect the cables and clean them and the battery posts.
#807 of 1362 Re: M35x won't start / monitor display problems [knowspinzone]
May 13, 2007 (9:32 pm)
That is exactly what happened - they cleaned the cables and tightened them - they said there was a loose ground wire. I have had the car back 5 days and its working perfectly!! Thanks so much for you input.
#808 of 1362 Re: M35x won't start / monitor display problems [kiwik]
May 17, 2007 (3:06 pm)
I was almost hesitant to suggest that as the problem since as I said you would not expect that in a new car. I'm glad it was a quick and easy fix for you.
My charge for the advice is a nominal $100. You can pay by money order or PayPal, but please NO personal checks, I don't even know you!
#809 of 1362 Re: Memory seats issue [nicolasj]
May 20, 2007 (11:21 am)
I have been having similar problems. My seat does not always come into position when I start the car and the memory looses its memory.
I just took it into the dealer to be fixed and they said they reset it and it worked fine a dozen times in a row. As soon as I picked the car up that night it would not go into position automatically.
I have to take it back again now. Big waste of time!
#810 of 1362 Re:Front end noise [bobicg]
May 20, 2007 (11:44 am)
I have the same problem and I just took it to my dealer for warranty work. I was told "yea we know that problem and there is no fix for it". But we noted it in the computer.
I am also haveing problems with my power seat memory.
#811 of 1362 HID lamps adjustment
May 23, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I just was reading the service manual on adjustment of the HID low-beams. There are two different procedures depending on whether you have the AFS system or not. Without AFS, you can mechanically adjust the lights. With the AFS, you can only adjust them with the computer +/- 15%, since the height is controlled by the vehicle height sensor on the rear suspension and a servo motor. Next time I'm at the dealer's, I'm going to ask them to set it to the max height and see if it makes any difference, since I have the AFS on my car. I'm going to check to see where it is actually pointing first, and see where that actually is relative to the manual system's specs and the specs for the car with AFS. Note, the height is adjusted based on the load and the driving and road conditions. It seems to integrate the changes with accelleration and decelleration so you don't have the motor constanly making small changes.
#812 of 1362 Re: Are the doors supposed to luck when in Drive [dallasdriver]
Jun 08, 2007 (2:24 am)
Much to my surprise, I just picked up my M35 and found that the doors do not auto lock when driving...worse than that, if you lock the doors, they do not automatically unlock when you try and leave the cars, which my E320 had an I was used to...
#813 of 1362 Re: Are the doors supposed to luck when in Drive [j21m]
Jun 08, 2007 (3:40 pm)
The only time the doors will automatically lock is if you unlock them, but don't open a door within a (fairly) long time. They do not auto lock or unlock. Many people find this odd...doesn't bother me, but that is the way it is.
#814 of 1362 Update on rattling noise
Jun 13, 2007 (10:02 am)
Just thought I'd let y'all know what the resolution of my issue with the rattle coming from the rear of the car was. It seems that one of the brackets holding the exhaust had been jarred loose by a pretty hard scrape on the undercarriage. Not sure when it happened, might have even been present when we first got the car. In any event, it was about a $90 repair job, and now all is well.