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Infiniti I35 Maintenance and Repair



  • lmrodelmrode Posts: 2
    My I35 shakes as well. It has been back to the dealer three time. The first time they cut the rotors. The next two times they just plain replaced the rotors. But there is still a rubbing noise in the front left tire. This is a Lemon car. We are working on that problem right now.
  • ckcckc Posts: 1
    hello all:

    i am a new owner of 2004 I35.

    acura TL board has a lot of discussions over the Bridgestone tires and flatspotting. acura has admitted the problem and is replacing the tires. though i am aware that TL is using same tires as OE but with W rating (I35 uses H rating EL42). have you experienced any flatspotting on the I35?

    i understand that the 215/55/17 size is odd. anyone put on other sizes like 235/50/17 as replacement to widen your choice and how it affects the car's driving?

    thanks for any input.
  • nocalalannocalalan Posts: 1
    I have been having problems w/ my I35 and it not holding on hills --in other cars when I'm at a complete stop, the car doesn't roll backwards; with the I35 it does. My dealer says this is normal!! IS this true? Is there someplace that anyone can direct me to find out more about this problem?
    thx, alan
  • lmjlmj Posts: 1
    Hi, I'm new to the site. Has anyone experience a lite raddle noice coming from the left-side of the rear window. It sounds like something is tapping on the glass. The dealership remove the back seats and rear windwow partial dash and layed down a cotton cover to go under the partial dash, but that wasn't the problem. I took it back to the dealer and they remove the back left-side window pannel where the antenna is hidden and took the back seats out again and we went for a test drive and the sound was still there. I traced the sound inside the trunk on the left side. It's like something that's behind the panels and it hits against something when I ride on a lumpy road.
  • pham7pham7 Posts: 13
    Hi Bergerbits, sorry for late response. No matter what grade of gasoline you put in, the engine knock is there. I have been thru two hearings with Infiniti via Better Business Bureau and BBB ordered them to fix the knocking. But nothing they can do to it after they replaced the ignition coils and retard the timing. They even sent regional engineer out to work on my car. They argued that the knock is normal according to the manual due to certain conditions like you go uphill or driving habit. You know that when they can not fix it, they will say it is normal or blame on something. So that will be the end for me with Nissan products.
  • seabushseabush Posts: 68
    I recently test drove a 2004 I35 (midnight blue exterior/willow leather interior) during the day and noticed a potential safety issue. There were glare and reflection problems with the driver rear view mirror which made changing lanes dangerous. I'm not sure if it was the mirror itself or car colors. Has anyone noticed this with your vehicle?
  • pham7pham7 Posts: 13
    Does any one know that late model car from almost every manufactor that the cars equipped with traction control will have an impact to performance or reducing horepower? That was the dicussion between me and my friend. He said that if the VDC turned off, the car will go faster. I do not think that is true! So any one knows about this one, please share.
  • skibumskibum Posts: 2
    Anyone out there have an acceleration problem on an automatic I35? When I hit the accelerator hard on my I35 the car seems to "jump" from 1st to 2nd gear. Its almost like it pops into second gear and doesn't go in a smooth transition. The dealer tells me they can't "replicate" the problem. It really only happens under a hard acceleration.
  • pham7pham7 Posts: 13
    Hi, I want to share with all the I35 owners about the engine knocking. I have been complaining and going thru BBB with Infiniti for almost two years now. Recently, the consumer affair guy told me that there is a way to minimize the pinging noise by replacing the spark plugs from PLFR5A-11 to PLFR6A-11 which is colder spark plugs. That info. he got from Infiniti service technical specialists. That is what they did for people in hot weather states.
  • stressedstressed Posts: 1
    While driving my 2002 I35 the computer? command to the transmission fails and while I am coasting down the highway my speedometer says I am stopped. I have no power although the engine is running and all other functions of the car are working. The idiot lights for the ABS and traction control are on and at other times other lights but I don't have time to read all of them as I am trying to get off the road. By turning off the ignition for 10 to 20 seconds and restarting the car I can then drive again. However, the same thing may happen again within seconds or several minutes. After serveral times going through this routine the problem clears up and may not occur again for days and 100s of miles. My dealer has no clue and they say factory people have don't either. Anyone else having this problem?
  • lil1lil1 Posts: 2
    I recently purchased a new vehicle. During the final inspection of the car, I noticed what appear to be acid rain on the roof of the car. I setup an appointment to get this taken care of. Not only was the repair not done to my satisfaction but other cosmetic problems surfaced as a result of the repair. There seems to be glue on various surfaces of the vehicle. The dealer is offering to buff the car to correct the problem. I'm concerned that buffing a new car will harm the finish. It will not look the same. I'd like to return the vehicle for a new one. What recourse, if any, do I have?

    Dissatisfied customer.
  • hapgoodhapgood Posts: 2
    Posts: 1

    Headlight theft
    «Thread started on: Today at 5:51pm »
    I recently had my headlights stolen from my 2003 I35. The repair bill itemized the headlights at nearly $1200 each. After doing some research, I discovered that Nissan had the same problem with their 2000-2003 Maximas, eventually providing a "theft-deterrent kit" to consumers. The police department told me that there is an increasing number of thefts on the Infinitis now. When I called my dealer's service department I was told that Infiniti has not yet addressed the issue; there is no "fix" for this problem yet. I got the same response when I contacted Infiniti USA's Customer Service Department, though they were not as friendly as my local dealer. My dealer told me he's had customers come in for new headlights two and three times.
    Does anyone have any experience or advice in this area? Is there a move to get this problem fixed?
    If I had known that I was leasing a car that was a prime target for thieves I would have thought twice before leasing it. Now I'm stuck with a 48 month lease and live with the possibility that my headlights will be taken again, costing me money, inconvenience and time. You'd think that if they knew about the problem in the Maxima they would have avoided a similar fault with the Infiniti.
    Can something be done?
  • seabushseabush Posts: 68
    Has anyone noticed skipping with their radio? I've noticed that channels I've programmed will skip to another radio station without my selecting.
  • seabushseabush Posts: 68
    Are the memorized settings only for the driver's seat. According to my manual, the memorized settings apply to the steering wheel, seats, and outside mirrors. Either there's a misprint in my manual or something isn't working the way it is supposed to.
  • roxy728roxy728 Posts: 3
    I leased a 2004 G35 in March. I have had my headlights stolen twice. Once in June at my place of business and another time in July at the mall to the tune of $6000 in repairs. When I took the car to the Inifiti collision shop, there were many more G35s in for the same reason. The situation is rampant and Infiniti refuses to acknowledge there is a problem. When I called the Consumer Afffairs dept, they said they had not heard of this. They have no anti-theft device either. I found out that the State of New Jersey has a class action suit against Nissan for the same issue they had with their 2000-2003 Maximas. The lights are taken in under 30 seconds and are easily popped out with 2 screw drivers. It can be done by my 5 year old niece. It's the same company and they should have taken care of the problem in all their cars with these lights. Expecially in their luxury autos. Now, I'm also stuck with a lease I can't get rid of and a car I can't drive anywhere for fear of this happening again. Nissan/Infiniti deserves to be sued again for not doing something about this in all their at risk cars. But I guess it must be nice when your making a pretty penny on selling $1200 headlights.
  • homerkchomerkc Posts: 113
    Are there replacement bulbs available (that fit) that would be let's say, less desireable? Do more std. bulbs fit?
  • As far as my research prior to my purchase went, no it does not affect the overall speed of the car, nor does it affect horsepower unless it senses you are spinning. The VDC only kicks in when your wheels are spinning or the car is sliding. Then it adjusts power/braking to the appropriate wheels (you do nothing, just keep driving) to correct movement and all you get is a flashing light on the dash. I keep mine on all the time due to the ice & snow up here in Mass. and I have seen the light flash at me many times and can feel the car correcting itself but if you keep the pressure steady on the gas it keeps right on driving! As far as regular driving, it has no effect on power or speed unless you are about to lose control. KEEP IT ON !!!
  • Not holding? You mean after you release your foot from the brake and are going for the gas ? That's correctable by changing the idle, meaning the car goes faster without adding gas when in drive. It will cost you more $$in fuel when you are stopped WITH your foot on the brake because the engine is racing higher. But unless you live in extreme hills I wouldn't bother with it. Just use the brake to keep the car stopped on a hill.
  • Check the lemon laws and similar laws in your state. I had a similar problem with a Ford, buffing looks great for about 2 weeks. I ended up with a new paint job to correct the problem, Ford only paid half because the car was older. It sounds like you accepted the car anyway so you may be stuck. Did you make a note on the bill of sale before driving off ? Verbal communication is nothing in the car business. Look for a friendly dealer and try communicating with Infiniti on the national level to get a new paint job.
  • Does anyone have a suggestion for cleaning the topside of the sunshield on my I35.

    I'd like to vacuum the top of it since it collects a lot of dust/debris when my sunroof is opened.

    However, I can't fit the vacuum attachment under the sunroof to get at it.

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