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Infiniti G37, Coupe, Sedan
#237 of 259 Re: Defective Convertible Roof? [greenvillesc]
Mar 17, 2011 (12:41 pm)
Sorry to hear about that. Yes - you have to be perfect over the lifetime of the car about leaving nothing in the trunk when you open it. Even the smallest things will jam the roof and cause it to dent. Seriously - a $50K car and they didn't think about putting some kind of protection in to avoid that? Even worse, Infiniti's response was piss poor. I'll vote with my feet and buy a different brand when the time comes.
By the way - have you been getting a lot of creek / gasket rubbing on yours? I expect a certain amount because it's a convertible, but it's loud enough to hear over the stereo.
#238 of 259 Re: Defective Convertible Roof? [tkogrady]
Mar 31, 2011 (5:38 am)
So now it's there fault that you can't seem to remember that you can't put the top down while there's stuff in the trunk? So much for personal accountability. Same type of people that sue when they get burnt when they spill hot coffee on themselves.
#240 of 259 Re: Defective Convertible Roof? [tkogrady]
Mar 31, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Hi - no, no creeking of any nature...in fact everything else about my car is perfect...with exception of the roof issues I had. I really absolutely love the car.
My Infiniti dealership in Greenville, SC fixed the dents in my roof, without charge - they knew I was being very sincere in my accounts of operating the car properly, and felt it was the right thing to do. I am back to being thrilled with my car - and will judiciously watch an negative effects with operating the roof. Since it has been fixed the only thing that has happened is that I was getting a square black grease spot on the top of my roof, on the driver side, the first couple of times I put the roof down, driven and when I got to my destination, closed the roof and there was the black grease spot. I took pictures, it happened twice or so...but not since then. Wishing you luck with yours....
#241 of 259 Re: Defective Convertible Roof? [greenvillesc]
Mar 31, 2011 (3:00 pm)
Infiniti of Willow Grove, PA wouldn't cover mine, so I had to shell out the money to get it fixed. $600 bucks. Makes me even more pissed that they they are now starting to acknowledge it's a problem and fixing it for free. Someone else contacted me via YouTube and told me their dealership also fixed theirs. Despite loose bolts in my roof, they still insist it was my fault.
#242 of 259 Re: Defective Convertible Roof? [poodog13]
Mar 31, 2011 (3:08 pm)
Poodog - if you read my original post - I'm pissed because the first dealer wouldn't fix it (Infiniti of Willow Grove, PA). After I had it fixed and shelled out the $600, the service department at another dealership (Infiniti of West Chester PA) told me I had two loose bolts in the roof. There was reason to believe this was caused by a defect because the sections of the roof shouldn't press together enough to dent the metal. But I now know of at least two other people who have had this problem. So perhaps it is just shitty design work. I'm sure if you shelled out $50K for a car that could be damaged so easily, you'd feel differently.
#243 of 259 2010 G37x Sedan Daytime Running Lights
May 12, 2010 (3:35 pm)
We are in the process of leasing a new G37x Sedan with NAV and just found out that they do not offer DRLs! I am shocked to say the least. Especially for a car this advanced. Our 2007 Ford Edge did not either but the dealer just set the processer to run them.
Not with Infiniti. They told me to go to an "aftermarket" stereo shop and have some installed. Of course, this will void our warranty if anything goes wrong.
Is is time to go back and look at the Lexus and Lincoln MKZ....
Does anyone have any answers for this problem?
Thanks in advance.
#244 of 259 Re: 2010 G37x Sedan Daytime Running Lights [krehmke]
May 13, 2010 (2:34 am)
If DRL's mean that much to you, I guess so (look at a Lexus or MKZ, I mean).
BTW, why would you go to a stereo shop to have DRLs set up?
#245 of 259 Re: 2010 G37x Sedan Daytime Running Lights [krehmke]
May 13, 2010 (4:01 am)
I have been driving cars without DRL's for years, e.g. my 2001 Honda Accord. I recently bought a G37 & so still have the same problem.
My solution has always been to just drive with the regular headlights on. It took 9.5 yrs to burn out one of the headlights on my Accord, which isn't bad. However, this also lights up the instruments/console, and a row of lights on the console recently went out. I have to wonder what it will cost to have this fixed. Might have gone a lot longer if I hadn't been using the lights every day during the day.
So, one solution with the G37 is to drive with the headlights on all the time. However, this decreases the instrument lighting because the car assumes you are driving at night. So, there may not be any really satisfactory solution.
#246 of 259 Re: 2010 G37x Sedan Daytime Running Lights [krehmke]
Feb 27, 2011 (3:50 pm)
I have a '10 G37x and also like to have lights on whenever I drive. I turn my lights on the second setting (first is auto on/off) and this turns on the lights (and fog lights if you want) and they turn off automatically when you shut the car off. You can adjust how long the lights stay on after you shut down the car in the settings menu. This is close to a DRL, the only potential downside is that your using your main headlights all the time, which is more expensive to replace than a secondary light dedicated as a drl. Hope you're enjoying the G.