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Infiniti M35, Infiniti M45, Sedan
#919 of 1362 High mileage 2006
Apr 16, 2008 (7:00 pm)
As a former BMW owner, I'm looking to get away from the German sedans. Not wanting to jump in over my head, I'm pricing 2006 M35's so I can get a feel for this sedan. Recently I came across a 2006 M35x with over 100k miles. I'm told it was all highway miles by a salesman and the price is very attractive. Seems like a very affordable way to get into one of these sedan's, but not sure about the 100k+ miles. What would you suggest? Is it too risky to get a 2006 model with that many miles on it? What is the life expectancy (miles) of an M class Infiniti?
#920 of 1362 Re: High mileage 2006 [cire2]
Apr 16, 2008 (9:06 pm)
It's pretty much the same engine as in the 350z and maxima but with different gearing.....so that should help your research. it's pretty hard to put 100k non highway miles on a car...so I guess I'd believe him. Having said that, the M35 is a high reving engine at highway speeds and that will effect longevity. I'm not sure that highway miles matters.....
#921 of 1362 Re: Tire pressure monitoring system [alanpreston05]
Apr 17, 2008 (12:08 pm)
How was the rotation done? I always do front to rear. I never cross rotate (i.e. rt rear to lt front, etc) which means you change the direction of rotation. I'm only guessing here, but cross rotation could impact the sensors' ability to function.
l find the mechanics are split about 50/50 on which is the "best" way to rotate tires. From 30 yrs personal experience, I've always done front to rear/rear to front and suffered only 2 blowouts and no uneven tirewear. Who knows why blowouts happen? They could have been caused by a hundered different things, rotation patters being one. So be sceptical if a mechanic shop tells you there is only one correct way to rotate. And I wouldn't pay the $50 either. Isn't the TPM system under warranty? The should fix for free.
#922 of 1362 Re: Tire pressure monitoring system [tmartin63]
Apr 17, 2008 (2:08 pm)
There was a great auto journalist in Popular Mechanics when I was a young lad. He said the best way to rotate tires was to put it in Drive and step on the accelerator.
#923 of 1362 Re: Tire pressure monitoring system [tmartin63]
Apr 22, 2008 (8:45 am)
I have had two 2007 M-35’s one I purchased in Nov. 06 and totaled it in May of 07.The car had 10k miles on it and the tires were rotated twice. I purchased a new 2007 in May of 2007. This 2007 was just like the first 2007 in every detail. This car has run for 15K and the tires have been rotated 3 times. I rotate every 5000 miles.
I have had both cars’ tires rotated at Discount Tire Company. They rotated your tires free of charge. I have always cross rotated rear tires to the front and bring the front tires to the rear. This is against what Infiniti recommends – this is just what I have done on every car I have ever owned. If you tires are directional then you will need to rear/front rotate.
With both cars, the sensors would reset after driving a number of miles. Never had a need to return either car to a dealer. That is not to say there are bad sensors out there, however, Infiniti is still manufactured in Japan with a high degree of quality built in.
#924 of 1362 Re: Tire pressure monitoring system [osbornkg]
Apr 22, 2008 (8:57 am)
I have driven probably 200 miles..and no reset!
#925 of 1362 Re: Tire pressure monitoring system [j21m]
Apr 22, 2008 (9:28 am)
I bought new tires at Mavis Discount Tire. They offered to reset the sensors for free. They reset on their own in a few days. 200 miles sound too long.
#926 of 1362 Re: M35x '06 - Noise when turning slowly to the right. [acrockett]
Apr 25, 2008 (6:40 pm)
See Post #842. I had the same problem and was first told it was normal and nothing could be done. I brought in this post and was persistent. Service manager finally admitted that this service didn't always work and wasn't factory authorized. They did the service in January and the noise has not returned.
Steering wheel and column
Gear & linkage - 49001-EH11A
Power steering fluid - 999MP-AG000P
This week service manager told me that this service is now factory authorized fix.
Be persistent - this is a great car.
#927 of 1362 Re:Front end noise [mule714]
Apr 25, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Thank you for your post. I had this problem and was told that nothing was wrong the noise was normal. I persisted and brought in your post. The service manager finally admitted that this service didn't always work, so it was not factory authorized. They agreed to do the service (gear and linkage and power steering fluid) in January. The noise has not returned. This week the service manager told me this service is now factory authorized for this problem.
Thanks for your help, this is a great car.
#928 of 1362 noise when making right turns
Apr 28, 2008 (9:40 am)
I also have this problem, initially it happened only when the car is cold,the dealer replaced the steering gear, the noise got worse, now it happens everytime I make a right turn, I am so sick of going to the dealer back and forth, I also had to replace the tires with only 6500 miles just to have a better ride, there is only one thing I know for sure, this going to be my first and last Infiniti.