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Infiniti G35, Coupe, Sedan
#7 of 26 Infiniti door lock
Oct 30, 2007 (9:35 am)
The driver door on my 2006 G35X on occasion will lock itself when the car is left unlocked and unattended. The other doors remain unlocked. It has happened in 2 different locations approx 8 miles apart so it is not from a random signal It has happened both with the fob in the console and when I have the for with me. The dealer says no one else has complained of this problem. Am I the only one?
Does anyone have any suggestions?
#8 of 26 Dont't try this but
Nov 29, 2007 (9:13 am)
Don't suggest you try this but I was checking my brakes on my Firetruck when my Infiniti key fell out of my pocket in front of the dual tires. We got an emergency call and had to leave code 3 after returning I saw the key on the apparatus bay and said a few ungodly words. I exited the Truck and to my surprise the key wasn't damaged and still worked. Infiniti should use the same materials in the key to make their cars.
#10 of 26 Re: Infiniti door lock [pkay6]
Dec 21, 2007 (2:37 pm)
I've been reporting this problem to the Infiniti dealer in Raleigh, NC, for 3 years (2004 G35 sedan). Likewise, they say no one else is reporting the problem, and that their techs can't duplicate it in the shop.
Mine self-locks, on average, about 3 times a month, but sometimes twice in the same day. Sometimes it locks when the door closes, sometimes when the door is partway open. In every case, the other doors remain unlocked.
The local shop replaced the lock actuator a couple of years ago, with no effect. I suspect the problem is more widespread, but that many people don't recognize it and assume they've unconsciously locked the door. Infiniti & its dealers seem in no hurry to diagnose the issue.
#11 of 26 Re: Driver door lock failure [mrkelton]
Mar 23, 2008 (4:32 pm)
My 2004 G35 coupe started having the sticking driver's door lock problem yesterday. It won't lock or unlock with the key fob or from inside the car with the lock / unlock button. Moves a little bit but not all the way. Did you find a solution other than replacing the actuator.
#12 of 26 Re: Driver door lock failure [patjg35]
Mar 24, 2008 (6:10 am)
I have not acutally had this fixed yet. I have a buddy who is a manager for Enterprise car sales. He check with one of his mechanics and tells me it's the plastic gears that Inifiti uses in the cars. The gear in the actuator in the door is worn out, doesn't completely ingage and cannot unlock the door. It has to be replaced. I have the same problem with my CD player. I took it too a car audio dealer and he said the plastic gears in the CD changer are worn. I have to have them replaced too.
Funny how all this stuff happens after warranty.
#13 of 26 Key fob/door button problem
Apr 06, 2008 (6:59 am)
I have a 2005 G35X with 30,000+ miles. I recently started having problems with the key fob and door button working intermittently. A new battery did not fix the problem. On occasion the doors won't lock or unlock and sometimes I can't turn the ignition key switch. I'm wondering if the problem is associated with a door switch. The car is still under warranty but I'm concerned that the chances of the problem actually occurring in the shop are remote--no pun intended. Any suggestions?
#14 of 26 Re: Key fob/door button problem [thomas78]
Apr 06, 2008 (8:55 am)
That sounds different than the problem I'm having. My passenger door unlocks fine. My driver door attempts to unlock but the gear in the lock mechanism is stripped so it cannot. From the sounds of it, there may be a problem with your FOB. I've never had this problem. Take your chances with the dealer since it's under warranty. Do it before the warranty runs out because if your car is like mine, things will start breaking AFTER the warranty runs out.
#15 of 26 Re: Key fob/door button problem [mrkelton]
Apr 06, 2008 (2:28 pm)
Thanks, I'm going to try my other fob and see what happens.
#16 of 26 Re: Key fob/door button problem [thomas78]
Apr 09, 2008 (2:56 pm)
My spare fob seems to be working fine (after replacing the battery). I wonder if I can get a replacement for the "worn" one under warranty? While I love the key less entry, it's a shame that these things don't last longer--only 3 years... Thanks again for the tip.