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  • stubeestubee Posts: 1
    I have a 2004 FX 35 with the sport package. How can I tell if I have a microfilter? I looked up under the passenger side dash where I expected to find it but nada I could see.

    TIA -- Stubee
  • texasfx35texasfx35 Posts: 65
    You have an in-cabin microfilter. It is located behind the glove box. To replace the filter, requires the the glove box be unfastened from the dash and lowered out and the air bag sensor moved to allow room to take the old filter out and replace it. I have seen the instructions the web a couple of times, but the process looked more complicated than I wanted to tackle considering you are messing with the airbag sensor. The bad news is the dealer (Houston) price for R/R is about $70. Not very good design engineering in my opinion.
  • ayenewayenew Posts: 11
    I have an 05 FX 35 with the Intelligent Cruise Control. I have used it once only on a 3 hour drive (just to see if it works). I had other more "preference" issues with it but no problem with it regarding function as designed.
  • ayenewayenew Posts: 11
    Sorry...long note. I bought a used 2005 FX 35 (+touring+sport+tech) with a bit short of 4000 miles ($38K) in June 05. I just went over 15K miles. So, I have driven it about one year. So, far except for normal Chicago issues all is well. To me, normal "Chicago" issues are stuff like you get a dashboard warning for low tire pressure when cold weather kicks in. I get the car serviced when the dash says so. I go to Fields Infiniti where I find myself there LONGER that I planned quite often but I am still happy with them. Why longer? goofball reasons...once they ran out of oil and had to go buy more to do the change...stuff like that. But, I TRUST them. I once had a puncture on tire identified during a routine oil change. After they initially informed me it is on the wall of tire and need to replace it, they came back and told me the nail can stay there because that is not causing any leaks on the tire. Sure enough...no issues and that was at 6K miles.

    MPG wise, I put only premium in it and I do easily 20+ on highways (and I drive on the I-94/Eden) but horrible in city (average around 14). In my combined driving, I average 18-19...ok I guess. I LOVE THE car. My major feeling of loss is no MP3 playing. Anyone with good advice is that is most welcome including suggestions on external device such as iPod.
  • ayenewayenew Posts: 11
    If you all know of this, please disregard. I got a letter from them that says your touring+sport came with note the sport shocks but the standard shocks. I have an 05 FX 35. So I called and it seems, some exec at Infiniti felt things were a bit bumpy and installed the standard shocks on these cars. Not sure if all 05 got them. The two options are get the standard sport shocks installed free OR $500 check. I think my car is a comfortable ride as is. I called my dealership and they say unless you demand a stiff drive, take the money. Any suggestions? Did you guys get the same letter?
  • bes23bes23 Posts: 1
    planning on buying an 06 FX 35 w/sport and touring from Willow Grove Infiniti in PA. I got an inital internet quote of $41,500. When do the '07s come out? Would it be worth the wait in terms of price reduction?
  • audreymaudreym Posts: 103
    I am not sure about the '07s, but I do know that when I was dealing with the internet manager at Willow Grove I felt like I was trying to buy a used Ugo. ("Only for today", "you must act quickly", etc. etc.)

    IMHO you may want to talk to West Chester as well, I felt much more at-ease with them.

    If you do your homework and indicate to them that you know your stuff you will get a very fair deal. (about a month ago I got $42K for an 06 tech, touring, handsfree, roof rails, cargo mat, spashguards & all weather mats)

    -AudreyM
  • jleffjleff Posts: 1
    I got the letter and I am going to get the shocks. I commute a long way to work and my 2005 FX now has 26,000 miles. A question you need to ask your self is how long are you planning on owning your vehicle? The FX is a heavy vehicle, and in my opinion the standard shocks will be fairly worn out in 75k miles. To replace the shocks at a later time for parts and labor plan on spending at least one thousand dollars. I feel Infiniti wants to bait people with the 500 dollars, so they can save money in the long run. Your engine and transmission will most likely last well over 100,000 miles, but your shocks will need replacement. In my opinion take the shocks, you bought the sport package for performance didn't you?

    Regards, Jeff
  • wallys67wallys67 Posts: 4
    I bought an used FX35 2005 and I need to buy some parts. But it's a problem in Europe. Help me, pls, where can I buy used parts in U.S.A./ driver's and passenger's front airbags, seat belts, instrument panel /?
    Thanks,
    Dusan
  • deaniedeanie Posts: 172
    Hi All:
    We're out of an 05 Avalon XLS and are considering the 06 FX35 AWD model with no options - has much more standard equipment than I ever dreamed.

    Also looking at Odyssey EX w/leather/DVD (I'll wager few have cross-shopped these two!). Thought about Murano but didn't like its IIHS/NHTSB crash ratings.

    Lexus/Mercedes/BMW do not interest us and if we can get within $500 of invoice, it might get the wife's okay. How likley is it to find a no-optioned FX 35? Most seem to have at least sunroof w/keyless options which to us (along with all the other significant options) are uneccessary and make the car less of a value - it's already at the top of our range without any options.

    Any comments? I live in Montgomery County, Maryland near a Bethesda dealership but would travel to other dealerships (Ellicott city or White Marsh).
    Regards,
    Deanie
  • ayenewayenew Posts: 11
    Jeff,

    Thanks for input. I was not sold on either option but wanted to hear what others had to say. In the mean time, I did some research. It seems, if I were to pay for the shocks that they want to give me, costs are $900 for a set of 4 (taxes included put it at $1,000) and service is close to $300. Hence, Infiniti wants to give $500 for something that would cost you or I $1,300! Got to love their accounting department.

    I agree. And I am getting my shocks put in. Do not know the deadline but have to contact them and get that addressed.
  • dittoditto Posts: 6
    I've bought a 2005 FX35 with 19,000 miles on it, one owner. I have brought it in 3 times for a rattle which sounds like it is coming from the passenger side under the car inbetween the front and rear tires. The dealership has heard it, sometimes it goes away, but currently it is back at the 'shop' trying to get fixed again...any ideas what this rattle may be?
  • jimityjimity Posts: 9
    Here is an update for everyone. My cars problems continue to get worse - and I'm doing my part to document it on video. I contacted Infiniti about a Buy Back and they called me back this afternoon to tell me they would not (even though the car does meet California Lemon Law requirements and they have videos showing the problem). Infiniti said I need to take my vehicle in for repair and allow them to keep it for 3 weeks. I asked for a comparable loaner vehicle and Infiniti Consumer Affairs indicated that is not provided by the warranty. The Infiniti Rep indicated I could drive my BMW Z4 while the Infiniti was being repaired. Not a good alternative when I would still be paying for a new Infiniti SUV.

    I'm now forced to give up my 4 month old new Infiniti FX35 for 3 weeks. I just spoke with the dealer service manager and he said he understands my frustration and would do everything he could to get me a comparable vehicle for the 3 weeks.

    The dealer is doing a good job to help the situation, but Infiniti itself is not seeing this as an important safety issue. Any advice on getting Infiniti to make consumer safety a high priority?

    Jim
    Southern California
  • sweeedesweeede Posts: 1
    Hi, I'm looking to buy a used FX35 over here in Sweden. Trouble is the ones you can find are imported, as Infiniti won't launch here 'till 2008 :cry: Those available are few and far between. The AWD over here is way expensive, but I've found a RWD in good condition. As it snows a tad over here, I'm looking for anyone with REAL experience of the RWD in snow
  • wallys67wallys67 Posts: 4
    Should I use front airbags and seatbelts from Murano in FX35?
  • rizmaniarizmania Posts: 2
    My 2004 FX 35 with tech had cruise control for 1 day, hasn't worked since. Dealer wants the car for days to try and fix. Now I find out tire pressure system is all out of wack. Tires are all close to bald down center due to overinflation. 15K miles on car. When I manually check each tire then look at system it shows 4 different #'s some 4-5 PSI below what it should read. Anyone else experiencing problems with Tire Pressure System.
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  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    Yes, mine is two to three psi below the actual hand held tire gage that I have, but mine pressure monitor system is consistence with all four tires.
  • atfryaratfryar Posts: 30
    Could've sworn I saw a post about this before but I can't find it anywhere. My apologies if this has already been covered but...

    Any idea the correct way to hook up the cargo net in the rear of an FX35???

    Thanks!
  • krodrenkrodren Posts: 31
    My dealer has been recommending an "engine flush" (appears to be a super oil change) since a year after buying my '03 fx. Obviously not a manufacturer required service, but I've never even heard of it? Anyone else know about it?
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