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Infiniti I35 Maintenance and Repair



  • bslatebslate Posts: 14
    Hi all-

    I have a 2002 I35 with sport/premium pkg. Has 56,000 miles on it. I baby the car and bought it certified in Oct 06 with 41,000 on it. Now that it is getting hot out, when I first turn the A/C on, it really smells moldy and gross for about a minute or two. I dont run the A/C much. Any ideas to what could be causing this?

    Also, the front passenger window will not go up under "auto" mode. Anyone know the fix? If I lightly hold it, the window goes up fine.

    Otherwise, I have been very happy with the car. Although I had wind noise from the back doors like many others when I got it - put some aftermarket stripping around the seals and seems to have done the trick.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    No you have to replace the damaged parts most likely....for the air bags, things like the igniter would of course light your AIR BAG light...and probably damaged wheel sensors are triggering your other lights.
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,648
    That's a common problem caused by mold growing in the moist air created by the AC system. The dealer can probably treat the vents with a solvent but to prevent it again you have to get into the habit of running a little heat through the car, even in summer, for a minute or two every now and then...these vents need to have the excess moisture evaoporated.

    Many cars suffer from this, some very expensive ones. But do the cleaning treatment and then remember to run some heat every couple days and I bet it'll improve.
  • derjimmerderjimmer Posts: 1
    I got mine in the mail today, from the following link

    I got these...Neo - Wedge LED Instrument Panel Bulbs Type B, for a 2001 I30. I had to remove the panel below the clock ( which includes two air ducts), with thin screw driver, then unscrew the 2 screws holding the clock to the dash, and pull the unit holding th clock, then turn over the clock, and unscrew the two bulbs. Replaced the bulbs one at a time, making sure they lit, and had correct polarity (if in backwords, they won't lite, so rotate them 180 degrees and they should lite), then put everything back in the order removed. The bulbs cost $2.99 ea, plus shiping, for total under $10. They work great. I got the superwhite.
    Hope this helps.
  • garry6garry6 Posts: 1
    Did you get around this problem? I am having the same issue.
  • cwiebecwiebe Posts: 2
    Just purchased a 2003 i35. The sunroof control works in 6inch 'phases'. By that I mean I have to press the open button at least 4 or 5 times to have the sunroof fully open. Same for closing.

    I would have thought as long as I hold the open or close button, the sunroof would keep moving. Is this behaviour normal, or should I contact the dealer where I purchased it?

    Thanks in advance!
  • cwiebecwiebe Posts: 2
    I took the car in today, and they did their magic and it is now working. If I hadn't bought the car two days ago, I likely would have had to pay the $67 charge to bring the car into the shop. Is there a source somewhere that explains how to do these things like resetting sun roofs?
  • windowphobe6windowphobe6 Posts: 765
    I'd guess that a little safety switch which detects obstructions in the path of the sunroof panel was sticking, and they hosed it down with the appropriate control cleaner.
  • Just noticed a very random squealing noise from the passenger side dash when the A/C is running. It doesn't happen all the time, and the A/c is still cooling perfectly. It's just a random squeal. Our mechanic said it might be a pulley or, worst case scenario, the compressor going out. Anyone have/had similar issues?
  • to reset the sunroof motor, make sure its closed completely. and hold down the close button for 10 seconds and this will reset the motor! the close position is for the tilt function. ;)
  • probably the bearing for the blower motor making the noise if its coming from the dash!
  • u1000 and u1001 are control unit communication failure issues.
  • Has anyone had a problem with their blower motor making sqeeling noises, like the fan is jiggling and not spinning smoothly? Does anyone know difficult it is to change. I know its behind and a little below the glove box. I know some of these fans are tricky to get to. thks, Bob
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Has anybody replaced the tires on their I35? My '04 will need new tires within a few thousand miles and I was wondering whether I should stick with the Bridgestone Turanzas or switch to another brand...
  • It how 135 come s little crooked dont know why its like that my 2003 135 is the smae way took it to the dealership ...and jut blah blah...
  • my 2002 infiniti i35 check engine light came on last night,while stopping to buy gas ...I had the engine running at the time .After refueling the check engine light was can i get this light it bad gas,or because i open the gas tank with the engine running will it go away..the car has 170,000 miles on it..still runs like a champ..getting the m45 next spring cant wait..keeping this car ..its family
  • cusafrcusafr Posts: 184
    Yes, it is because you left the engine running. You should NEVER do this for several reasons:
    1)Your Check Engine Light (CEL) will come on even if you don't completely close the gas cap. It is a closed pressurized system.
    2)It is a Safety Hazard to pump gas while the car is running. You could blow up the place.
    3)You are wasting gas.

    The good news is the CEL should reset itself after awhile.

    If the CEL starts flashing or just does not go out in a few days, take it to the dealer.

  • I have an '00 I30 which I just reshod with Dunlop SP Sport Signatures; they've been good in both wet and dry conditions, though I have yet to face any serious winter with them.

    My old Mazda 626 came with Turanzas; they were noisy but had good stick and lasted 50,000 miles. The local Infiniti store recommends the Potenzas, but they're pricey.
  • I just replaced the OEM Bridgestone Turanzas with the new Michelin Primacy MXV4's (the latest version of the MXV4 Energy tires) for my non sport 2002 I35. These tires are a nice upgrade to the Turanza's, they are quieter and hold the road better, both wet and dry. I just completed a quick 600 mile round trip and the Michelin's just perform better.

    I did replace the 215-55/17s with 225-55/17s (one size larger) to have a wider footprint. The Michelin 225's are closer in diameter to the Turanza's than the 215 Michelins.

    I got them at Discount Tire Centers since Costco would not install them on my car.

    I was quite surprised that the factory Turanza's lasted for 57,000 miles.

    Happy Driving.
  • bslatebslate Posts: 14
    Hi all,

    I have a 2002 I35 - I live in the Northeast and now that it is getting cold, if I try playing a CD while the vehicle is cold (like first thing in the morning) it skips like crazy. If you are patient (and I mean really patient) it gets better in a few minutes. However, I rarely do this because its too maddening. Once the car is warm, or after a cd runs for a bit, it doesnt seem to be an issue. Ejecting a CD and reloading does not help.

    Anyone have any ideas or experience this same problem? It doesnt make any sense to me.
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