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Infiniti G35, Engine, Sedan
#30 of 505 Re: 2007 G35 Problems [rollbar]
Feb 15, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Yes i can relate to you cuz i have a similar situation with my 2006 G35 coupe i brought brand new this past dec.
My Infiniti G35 Coupe Experience
My sister recommended Infinite because she had heard of their great cars, customer service and prices on 2006 models. When I arrived at Infiniti South Bay, I was exhausted after working a 12 hour shift and dissatisfied with Nissan Wilmington customer service regarding repairs to my 350Z although I love the quality and performance of the vehicle. So I had felt Infiniti was the next level and I was well aware of the G35 coupe. I expressed my concerns to my Infiniti salesman and purchased a lease of a 2006 G35 coupe on 12/20/2007. Now Iíve had the car for less then 90 days and unfortunately Iím disappointed the luxury brand name of Infiniti has fell short with my 2006 G35. Below are my problems by number I have encountered with this vehicle during the total 57 days Iíve had it:
1.) Dash tire pressure alarm - Less then 2 hours after I brought the car the alert light indicating an issue with the vehicle tires came on. I called my salesman who informed me I most have hit a dip and I just need to add more air to the tire pressure specified on the tires. I immediately thought this was too must of a burden seeing I hadnít even got home yet.
2.) Trunk access button (outside) Ė Opening the trunk by the outside access button works randomly. Sometimes it works when the car doors are unlocked, sometime it works after using the remote and sometimes it works when trying to re-open the trunk but it ever works when expected. Also, something rattles when opening/closing the trunk
3.) Engine Noise Ė There is a jack hammer or knocking sound coming from under the hood when accelerating.
4.) Service engine soon light is on with less then 5000 miles on the car.
5.) Check oil light is on with less then 5000 miles on the car.
6.) 19Ē wheels make the ride uncomfortable and general feel of driving insecure.
7.) Passenger seat belt Ė When the passenger side seat belt isnít being used it knocks against the inside compartment resulting in an unease rattling sound.
My impression of the Infiniti brand was that of quality, performance and beauty. However, after being a G35 owner and driver its clear this car is just for looks. I now need information about canceling my lease.
#31 of 505 Re: 2007 G35 Problems [im2kleen]
Feb 15, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Well...I wouldn't go that far. As much as I've had a bad problem early on in my current lease, my last vehicle was a 2003 G35 which I had for 4 years without any problems. so, I'm hardly going to say that Infiniti lacks quality just because I've had a problem. My biggest problem is with the dealer who sold me the car as their customer service has been lacking and their maintenance dept. may not be as good since they weren't even close to diagnosing much less fixing the initial problem. The second time I took it to my local dealer and they have fixed the problem and Infiniti corporate is compensating me for my downtime, so all in all it will work out. I'm more upset that I lost a couple of weeks driving time in my car
#32 of 505 Re: 2007 G35 Problems [im2kleen]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:39 am)
Aren't the service engine soon and the check oil light just service reminders at certain mileage marks?
#33 of 505 Re: 2007 G35 Problems [black07x]
Feb 16, 2007 (10:56 am)
typically yes...at least with the oil light, but the engine light should not be coming on that soon. If that light comes on it usually means that there is something wrong with the engine and it should be checked sooner rather than later.
#37 of 505 2007 G35S 6MT Sedan
Feb 20, 2007 (3:44 pm)
So I've had my G35S 6MT for 2 weeks now and I am loving it. However, there are a few minor quirks/problems/complaints that I thought I would post to see if other people have noticed this or help potential buyers. Again, I love this car and would recommend to anyone, these are just things I have noticed ;]. No car is perfect!
1) Angle of the windshield/rear view mirror is strange. It creates a blind spot at times that I have never experienced in any other car. Was especially noticable on tight right-hand turns that have a downward slope.
2) Trunk button is finicky, tends not to want to work sometimes or was well as it should. Then when you do get it open you have no place to put your hands except on the chrome which preserves fingerprints quite well.
4) I have finger prints on all my doors/windows on the black molding. Easily remedied however by using the door handle to close like I should =).
5) While the transmission/shifting is great with the short throw, the clutch can be quite touchy, its very similar to my old 2002 BMW 540i clutch so it's really not a problem.
6) Engine noise - this one isnt a problem or a complaint. I really enjoy the sound of it but it can be quite whiny in 1st and 2nd gear. This is problably because I've never had a Japanese car/DOHC engine which has a totally different sound than european equivalents. If you are going from BMW->Infiniti like I did, you will notice it.
7) Low gear/low speed driving can be pretty jerky at times. I read the problems above about the higher than normal idle speeds and I'm going to keep a close watch on this. At low speed traffic/stop and go just a very slight let off of the throttle in 1st or 2nd gear and it will lunge forwards pretty good.
Those are the minor things I have noticed while having this car. None of which have really bothered me or were a cause for concern.
#38 of 505 Re: 2007 G35S 6MT Sedan [g35mc]
Feb 20, 2007 (6:47 pm)
1.) how tall are you? I haven't noticed that and I'm 5' 10", also how high is your seat?
2.) I noticed this too, I'm thinking it's because it's a small and hard pressured button and it's angled downward so it's a little hard to see when your close to it, I use my pointer finger and find that I'm 1/2 on the button 1/2 on the gap and have to push hard and roll my finger to get it to work. there's a definite feedback when you've pressed it, when I've reached that point I have never not had it work.
3.) (actually 4) Same here, but I get them when I'm exiting the car and closing the door, with my left hand I'm swinging the door closed as I roll my body out, there's 3 finger print patters about 1/2 way up the moulding on the window not sure what to do about that... other cars don't have any moulding like that, but those with skinny moulding probably hve the finder prints on the window. I don't think there's much that can be done about this.
5.) not sure I have the Auto sport
6.) I'm lovin' the engine noise, mine sounds much more like a v8 growl to me, I had Audi A8, Mustang and it has almost as deep a note, I havn't noticed any whine.
7.) for me in the AT I had this but realized how to fix it. the pivot point on the pedal is at the bottom, NOT on the top. the key to this is to make sure the heel of your foot is touching the bottom of the pedal, you might need to move your seat up a bit. When your entire foot is on the pedal you will see that it's VERY controllable, linear and smooth. the jerkiness comes from trying to work such a sensitive pedal with the tips of your toes and your brain thinking it's a top pivoting pedal. Try and I'm sure you'll see what I'm talking about once your heel is touching the base of the pedal.