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#8 of 17 Re: 2010 FX35 Brakes [jbaby79]
Dec 06, 2009 (6:51 pm)
I guys, listen I was just curious but how are the brakes and rotors on the 08-10 model year FX's? are there any premature brake/rotor wearing, or need to have the rotors resurfaced?
I had a 2005 FX35 for 3 and a half years and while I loved the vehicle and had absolutely no mechanical/quality problems with the vehicle I had terrible problems with the brakes and rotors; the brakes had to be replaced and the rotors resurfaced at least once a year or about every 10k miles? suffice it to say that because of this I did not keep the vehicle because once the warranty expired, I would be spending about 500-600 bucks a year having the brakes replaced and the rotors resurfaced and my Infiniti dealer even told me that eventually the rotors would have to be replaced because they only could be resurfaced so many times
I wanted to find out if Infiniti had finally rectified this major problem with the brakes/rotors on the early model year FX's on the newer current FX?
#9 of 17 Re: 2010 FX35 Brakes [smarty666]
Dec 19, 2009 (8:07 pm)
Wow - Where do I begin? This is my third FX since 2005. (2005, 2006 and 2009)
My 2009 has the Deluxe package, so it's got the 20" rims.
Breaks soft - Check. Thought I was crazy, but if I don't pay attention when driving, I could ram the car in front of me at a light.
7 spd tranny - Had mine reflashed, and it still seems skitso to me. The 2 seconds delay is accurate. Shocking at this point.
Navigation / Music Box - essentially, both of these are unusable when the car is moving. I know, I can use the voice activation for Nav, but it's not the same. And the Music Box, how do you advance to the next album when moving?
Design - Infiniti took the beautiful front-end of the first gen and made it ugly. The front lights are too far apart, the wavy grill and the vents are hideous and the 20" rim designs aren't sleek. i.e The spokes are too fat.
On the flip side, the car is fun to drive, very solid feel, the AWD sticks (this is good), the leather, dash layout is smart, and the interior design overall is beautiful. I got the Java leather, which is really nice and gets compliments from guests.
#10 of 17 FX35 settings and adjustments
Dec 24, 2009 (10:48 am)
Does anybody know if some things can be programmed such as: Can the outside mirrors be programmed to fold in when you turn off / park the vehicle? Can the around view monitor be programmed to come on automatically when you pull into a parking space? It seems the only way to activate the camera or sonar beepers is to push the camera button once you have slowed below 5 mph. The only thing more annoying than having to slow down, reach over and push the button to activate the camera is Infiniti's insistence that you stop the vehicle to locate a nearby restaurant or punch in a destination. By the way, my around view monitor has a pretty grainy / blurry resolution, anybody else have that issue? Most internet articles gush about this system, and I love it too, but it seems like it should be a clearer image. My 08 G35 has a beautiful image on the back-up monitor. And yes, I have cleaned the camera lenses. I have one tip / trick to share, if you turn off the radio, press and hold the settings button, then turn the volume knob several rotations, you can get into some additional programming features. Such as you can change the angle of the camera views, there are actually many tweaks that can be made, I assume this is meant for dealer programming, but I haven't figured out how to fix my earlier questions.
#11 of 17 Re: FX35 settings and adjustments [csholst03]
Dec 24, 2009 (9:28 pm)
I came from a 2006 FX with a rear camera. When I got my 2009 FX, I thought the new camera was grainy (still is) compared to the original model.
Also, when you start the car and put it in reverse, you have to wait for the Infiniti logo to disappear before the all-around/rear camera image displays. Seems to take almost five seconds but in the previous model it was instantaneous.
Geesh, I miss my '06 even more now.
#12 of 17 Re: FX35 settings and adjustments [csholst03]
Jan 11, 2010 (12:39 pm)
I have the exact same issue as you do. My 08 G35 has a great video whereas the video on the 09 FX35 I bought recently is a bit hard to look for obstacles. I assumed that it was because the screen had to be split between the rear/front view and the side/around view.
Thanks for sharing that tip. I am gonna try it the first thing when I get into my car.
Does anybody know if the Bose audio on this car needs a break-in? My Bose speakers with Nav sound weak for some reason compared to my 08 G35.
Brakes - I don't even want to get started. My 08 G35 is a dream again compared to this. I have to press real hard on the brakes to make the car stop at a light. Also, if I tend to relax while at the light, the car starts moving! I wish I could take it to the dealer and get it beefed up. Anyone done that?
One last gripe: The speedometer has 0-180mph! I could care less for that as it has resulted in the 65-80mph mark be obscured with increments of 2mph.... My 08 G35 has 0-160mph and it has clear markings for 65, 70 and 75mph. I have to look hard to see where 65, 70 and 75 are on the FX35...
Overall, a great car though.
#13 of 17 Power tailgate question
Apr 18, 2012 (2:39 pm)
I am thinking between a 2008 and a 2009 FX35.
Some said Infiniti finally installed a power tailgate for the trunk starting at the 2009 model.
I saw a dealer selling 2008 FX35 with cargo assistance feature. Is it a similar option as the power tailgate!
#14 of 17 It could have been a better buy!
Apr 20, 2012 (11:31 am)
I came from a 12 year old Chevy. At the end nothing was working and it was time for her to go! My wife wanted something upscale, a cross-over or small SUV type vehicle. We looked at Acura and Lexus. Acura did not have anything that was worth bringing home. Lexus vehicles were pretty beat up and over priced. We wanted a CPO to get the warranty. After looking at several vehicles we decided on the Infiniti. We found a 2011 FX35 with only 4K. Right color inside and out. Right options. It seemed like a bargin of the century. Car Guru peg it at 350 bucks too much. We talked the dealer down and got them to fix several items. Someone had switched out the OEM front mats with ones that looked like they were from the trash, the back ones were still new, got brand new front ones, the roof cross rails were hosed up, looked these were used for a pry bar and we got new ones, the rear cargo mats looked like it had also been switch out, they replaced that as well with a new one. The XM radio start up was horrible. It worked fine the entire time we test drove it and signed the papers. Until about 8:30 that evening it was turned off. None of the XM features worked. I opted for the 3 months of service when we signed for the vehicle, but somewhere along the line it was hosed up when Infiniti sent XM the work order. Infiniti was of no help to get the problem fixed. They stated they did their job and it was an XM problem. After countless hours on the phone and many calls later after I went public did XM fix the problem. If anyone has to deal with those idiots, they are horrible to deal with. Tweeting finally fixed the problem. They hate that public laundry washing!!
There are not many cubbies to hold your stuff. I ended up with the cell phone in the cup holder, which does not hold a large cup very well either. One turn and it's over the side. Many spills already!! The glove box is usless. They gave me another owners manual jacket that velcros to the rear compartment side to free up the glove box. In my 12 YO Chevy I had all kinds of room for stuff. Not here.
Dealer oil changes prices are off planet earth.... 120 bucks. Not any more. It's hello quick change for a fraction of the price. Everything about the vehicle is expensive. The OEM wiper blades are expensive as well.
It does have a tendency to work through the 7 gears pretty fast and not at the best set points. It down shifting rough now. Have an appt to take it in.
I think for the money spent you can get the same quality by buying a Honda Pilot and have money left over to fill the tank several times.
The loaner vehcile only works for appointments not express service or non-appointments. Some times it takes a week if you need the loaner. The dealerships are far and few between as well. Going to another one is 25 miles the other direction.
We ended up bringing our own money to the table. Too many strings attached to the special financing deals. I think the price of the vehicle it tied to the low rates. In order to give you those rates they jack up the price of the vehicle to pay down the financing.
The selling dealer was nice, but after they get your money you're just another owner. You would think they would pamper you more. The XM mess was a real whopper!
#15 of 17 I LOVE my FX35, but...
Jun 21, 2012 (11:57 pm)
I just took a road trip and my passenger noticed while it was raining, that it was leaking in through my windshield! Then when I looked at my headliner, it had waterspots! This was not the first time it had leaked, just the first time someone was there to notice!!
#16 of 17 Would buy again in a heartbeat
Jul 07, 2012 (10:15 am)
Bought new 2008 in Dec 07. No complaints and I'm picky. Would buy another tomorrow. 52k. Love the cornering!
Oct 11, 2013 (6:42 am)
I am about buying a used Infiniti fx 35 but with all these reviews I have been reading it seems the transmission problem is not common to all the years
Much as I will not want to go back too far I want to know if the 2007 is safe from the transmission problem or the 2008.