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Infiniti G35, Coupe, Sedan
#55 of 95 Re: Not happy with 2005 g35x [g35lemon]
Nov 07, 2009 (7:54 am)
the early G35s and FXs were notoriously bad when it came to rotors and brake pads: actually, in the beginning of 2003 or 2004 it wasn't covered under warranty and Infiniti was sued and forced to cover rotors and brakes under warranty because of the amount of people having problems with them and complaining: I had a 2005 FX35 that needed the rotors resurfaced and brake pads replaced every 10k miles while I leased it: luckily it was all covered under warranty but suffice it to say I didn't keep the FX because of these issues because they would have added up to alot of money year after year once the warranty expired: each time the car was done the bill was $300-400 bucks a pop: I was in the dealership over the years many times with people with 03-07 G35s having the same issues that I did with brakes and rotors every 10-15k miles: its a shame because except for the brake/rotor issues, my FX35 was absolutely excellent and problem free for the 42 months I had it!!! best of luck on your decision!!
#56 of 95 Happy w/ 2006 G35 6MT Sedan brakes - but time for new pads
Dec 23, 2009 (5:42 am)
I bought my 2006 G35 6MT Sedan new in Feb 06. I have 45,000 miles on it now. Just replaced the tires a couple of thousand miles ago, and checked the brake pads while the wheels were off. Front pads still looked ok w/ plenty of pad thickness, but the rear pads were getting a little thin. (I was a little surprised that the rear pads wore faster then the fronts). Anyway, I have been very happy with the performance of the original brakes. The car stops great, no noise/squeals, no "shimmy". There is some noticable brake dust and perhaps other pads could have lasted longer, but like with tires, I'm ok with sacrificing shorter life for better performance. I don't do any track/racing, but I do drive my car pretty hard.
So, I am now looking to purchase new pads (I'm comfortable doing the install myself), and am looking for some recommendations for some relatively affordable, good performance brake pads. Anyone have any good experiences?
Thanks, and happy holidays.
#57 of 95 Re: Happy w/ 2006 G35 6MT Sedan brakes - but time for new pads [pb512]
Dec 23, 2009 (7:55 am)
Nothing at all wrong with 45,000+ miles on a set of brake pads.
Were those the OEM tires that you just replaced???
#58 of 95 2008 G35X rear brakes at 20,000 miles?
Jan 09, 2010 (7:55 am)
I brought my car in for servicing today only for an oil change and ended up needing new rear brakes at 20,000 miles. Dealer said the pads are real soft and wearing out between 18,000 and 22,000 miles. Is anyone else having this problem? BTW I had no signs like noise either.
#59 of 95 Re: 2008 G35X rear brakes at 20,000 miles? [annettenj]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:11 am)
20,000 mile sounds a bit early for rear brakes. Maybe the dealer thought he doing you a favor by replacing the pads before you started to hear anything from the wear indicators.
How much did they charge for the rear pads?
Were the front ones replaced earlier, or are they still OK?
#60 of 95 Re: 2008 G35X rear brakes at 20,000 miles? [srs_49]
Jan 09, 2010 (8:30 am)
No problem with front brakes. Around $370..rotors also resurfaced.
#61 of 95 Re: 2008 G35X rear brakes at 20,000 miles? [annettenj]
Feb 01, 2010 (8:30 am)
I have a 2007 G35x with 24k and I started to notice a faint squeal (thought it was because of cold winter temps outside) about a month ago. I brought the car in for oil change and dealer told me that I rear pads where at their minimums and I should replace them at next oil change. They quoted me about $350 with parts and labor.
#62 of 95 Brake Pad Suggestions
Feb 13, 2010 (3:53 pm)
Looking to replace my brake pads and am currently looking at 3 options. Any thoughts, opinions, better ideas. Looking for minimal noise, increased rotor life, low dust... use for everyday driving.
1. Hawk HPS: High Performance street
2. Hawk PC: Performance Ceramic
3. Project U NS Street Pads
#63 of 95 Re: Brake Pad Suggestions [echance01]
Feb 18, 2010 (6:48 am)
I don't have personal experience with any of the pads you mentioned. Most people seem to be happy with Hawk products. The HPS's will probably produce a bit more dust but be easier on your rotors than the PC's.
#64 of 95 2008 G35X Uneven Brake Wear
Mar 28, 2010 (2:12 pm)
I love this car and have had no problems with it but for the brakes. On reading the posts I can see premature brake wear has been a problem with earlier years of this model, but I don't see anything like the problem I'm having with my 2008 G35X. Front rotors were turned under warranty at 11,231 miles. All rotors turned and pads replaced at 27,936 miles due to only one of the 8 pads being worn out! I paid the full bill because dealer said this was "normal" for a sport sedan. After significant discussion about how only one pad could get worn out, I got 50% of the bill covered and accepted the rest as "betterment". Now less than a year later at 50,842 miles I've got symptoms of warped rotors and I'm told I need to do the pads again because another single pad is down to the safety-fail limit. So my question is, has anyone else been successful getting Infiniti to acknowledge they have a problem with the braking system or parts quality that causes individual pads to wear faster than others? I'm a very consistent driver and almost all the miles are highway use, so there is no excuse for $800 to $1500 bills every year.