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#2 of 95 05 G35x - My brake adventure
Oct 24, 2006 (4:57 pm)
Ok, I'll be next:
I have a 2005 G35x
6,000 miles - Front rotors resurfaced due to severe grinding when stopping and scored rotors.
7,000 miles - Front brakes and rotors replaced as grinding continued and rotors were scored again.
10,400 miles - Front and Rear brakes and rotors replaced due to grinding and scored rotors in front and loud squeeling from the rear. Had to get regional Infiniti rep to inspect car for them to cover it. Infinti Consumer Affairs jerked me around for 2 months before the dealer helped out was able to get rep to look at car. Hats off to the dealer for this. Also told by rep that is was my driving style. Funny, I've been driving the same way for over 20 years and never had brakes wear this quickly.
22,000 miles - Front and Rear brakes replaced and all 4 rotors resurfaced. Brakes were worn down to sensors. At least this time the brakes almost lasted 12,000 miles but this is still about 1/2 as many miles as I should have gotten out of them. Dealer was able to get Infiniti to cover front brakes so I only had to pay for the rears.
Not looking forward to having to replace brakes 2 or more times in the next year and a half until my lease is up.
#4 of 95 No soliciting, please
Oct 25, 2006 (4:33 am)
We can certainly have a discussion about brakes and rotors, but we can't use it to solicit for a class-type action according to the Membership Agreement. Please do not invite people to other websites or post email addresses asking for responses.
A couple of posts had to be removed. Email me with any questions. Thanks!
#5 of 95 05 G35X - Repost
Oct 25, 2006 (5:33 am)
Ok, so I am reposting my info since my previous post didn't conform to the forum guidelines.
2005 G35X had to have brakes & rotors replaced at 16,500 miles. The rotor replacement is what particularly galls me. And when I asked 2 technicians at Harte Infiniti about it, they both said "well, the rotors are a little thin to begin, but really it's how you drive".
Is that the standard line that everyone else is getting. Making you sound like it is somehow your fault? Do they have no integrity to mention the problems on the 03-04 models and the fact that the warranty was extended to cover rotors as a result?
Has anyone successfuly received compensation in some form for these problems on a 2005 or later model?
#6 of 95 Re: 05 G35x - My brake adventure [andy2812]
Oct 29, 2006 (1:20 am)
Damn, that is really bad!!!!
I have 05 Sedan and 41,000 i am still running on the original pads and rotors not problem at all just recently changed tires and the guy told me i got about 10,000 left on it, and i am not easy on my G so you guys should have dealer take care of you, that sucks.
I heard they had problems with 03 and 04 models, that is why i waited till 05 to buy it. I guess i should feel lucky
#7 of 95 Re: 05 G35x - My brake adventure [lapolonyc]
Oct 29, 2006 (1:44 pm)
It is only the 05x models that have the problem. All 03s, 04s, and 05 G35x's only
#8 of 95 Re: 05 G35x - My brake adventure [dkm]
Oct 30, 2006 (10:54 am)
Do you know if they have fixed the problem? Do you think that 06 or 07 G35x will have the same issues?
#9 of 95 Re: 05 G35x - My brake adventure [rosie108]
Oct 31, 2006 (9:39 am)
The '06 X's have the larger brakes so there should not be as many problems. The '07's are a complete redesign. Hopefully the brakes were better thought out so as not to have problems. Remains to be seen.
BTW, I have an '05 X with 38K miles. I'm on the original rotors, never resurfaced, but I did change the pads at around 22K miles for PBR Axxis ones to have less dust. The original pads still showed about 5mm of pad left. It was a good change for me. There is virtually no brake dust and the performance is superb for my driving style.
#10 of 95 Ahh brakes...
Nov 11, 2006 (7:03 pm)
Dealer just replaced my front pads and rotors under the old warranty for 03/04s.
SA said the new pads are better than the new. Well, I don't know what better is. They do stop great. I did 'bed them in' to avoid any glazing, etc. Made a world of difference when I did have to stop quick.
Now about 1000 miles later I notice the same scoring on the rotors I saw on the old ones. Not THAT bad, not yet.
The rears are still almost like knew. He said 6 mils left on the rear pads and recommends check them again in 6 months.
When the rears go bad I will likely just put in new pads myself.
And unless the rotors are bad, just leave them as is.
When the fronts go I will get my own aftermarket rotors and pads. I think the stock are fine up to the point you have to pay for them.