Last post on Jan 16, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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Infiniti I35, Infiniti I30, Electrical, Sedan
#1 of 4 Electrical Smell precedes Fuel Gauge Failure: Is it safe to drive?
May 13, 2011 (7:45 pm)
While driving my 2002 I35 there was a brief smell like electrical insulation burning. Shortly afterwards I noted that my fuel gauge was stuck on zero.
I spoke to my mechanic who told me it is unsafe to drive and a fire hazard because it might be the fuel sender wiring.
The Infiniti dealer says it will cost minimum of $250 to investigate and if it is a wiring issue it could cost as much as $3000 to repair.
I have no problem driving without a working fuel gauge ... but is it really a fire hazard? Can the repair really be that expensive?
Thank you for your help.
#2 of 4 Re: Electrical Smell precedes Fuel Gauge Failure: Is it safe to drive? [reinstein]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 15, 2011 (6:52 am)
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#3 of 4 Re: Electrical Smell precedes Fuel Gauge Failure: Is it safe to drive? [reinstein]
May 15, 2011 (11:42 am)
Definitely it needs to be fixed but not with the dealership since they tend to charge much more than a regular shop. Try to find a trusted mechanic with good experience in Japanese car or bring it to a NAPA repair center to get second opinion and estimation.
#4 of 4 Re: Electrical Smell precedes Fuel Gauge Failure: Is it safe to drive? [kirstie_h]
Jan 16, 2012 (2:16 pm)
Have you found the solution to your problem of burning smell in I35. I have a 2002 I35 and get the same burning smell, it will be really helpful if you could tell me how you dealt with it..