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2007 Infiniti G35 Problems

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  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    Okay. We've had this car for about 3-weeks. My wife and I drive to meet the family at a restaurant. I have the key and am the driver. I get out of the car, shut the driver door, and press the lock button. My brother meets me about 10 feet from the car, and we talk about something. I am waiting for my wife to join me. I see she is still in the car. So I go back and open the door and ask what is going on. She says I locked her in the car!

    She swears she tried to open the door and couldn't. Then she tried using the door unlock button on the driver's side, to no avail.

    Was this just 'user' error of some sort? Or is this how this car works?
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    They should/must give you a loaner.

    But before he towed the vehicle away, he attempted to get the mechanical key out of the key fob slot with his screw driver and scratched up my dashboard.

    Why did you put the mechanical key into the slot? You need to put the whole remote in there.

    If you damaged other part of the car, I think you should pay for that (to be fair). However, you can always ask them to do it for free or some discount.
  • sounds kinda funny, but it sounds like operator error. There really shouldn't be any reason that she couldn't just manually unlock the door as a worst case scenario.
  • I purchased my 2007 Infiniti G35x in November 2006 and as of today, it has about 13,300 miles on it. Until today, I've had no major complaints or repair issues.

    However, this morning, I start my car and start driving when the ABS, VDC, and SLIP warning lights come on. (This has happened about 3 times before but I would restart the car and the lights would turn off). So I hit the START/STOP button to turn off the car and the car would NOT turn off.

    Luckily, I was at the end of my block and I backed the car up to my house. I kept pressing the START/STOP button and finally the engine shut off but the button stayed in "ON" mode. When I tried to restart the car, it wouldn't start.

    I had the car towed to my local Infiniti dealership. I explained to them what happened and they said that this is the first case regarding this issue. After several attempts, the technician was able to start the car, but then about seven warning lights came on and have remained on. (My instrument cluster looks like a CHRISTMAS TREE with all the warning lights on).

    The dealership is unable to determine the problem and gave me a loaner car. Who knows when I will get it back, but I hope they fix it and fix it correctly. I will let you all know what happens.

    So all you 07 G35x drivers, BEWARE!!!!
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,593
    I had the car towed to my local Infiniti dealership. I explained to them what happened and they said that this is the first case regarding this issue. After several attempts, the technician was able to start the car, but then about seven warning lights came on and have remained on. (My instrument cluster looks like a CHRISTMAS TREE with all the warning lights on).

    The dealership is unable to determine the problem and gave me a loaner car. Who knows when I will get it back, but I hope they fix it and fix it correctly. I will let you all know what happens.

    So all you 07 G35x drivers, BEWARE!!!!


    Please keep us informed. Good luck.
  • sounds like it's something to do with the ECM. It's the main computer that controls the vehicle. I had a similar problem with mine, however mine happened while driving and basically I lost all power control. The engine was just idleing and it wouldn't do anything when I hit the gas. Fortunately I had enough momentum to get me thru an intersection so that I could restart the car. After the restart all of the warning lights went off except for the check engine light. Unfortunately for me this happened back in January when the car was very new and it took a couple of weeks for the part to arrive. This was of course after they tried a couple of other unsuccessful fixes. All in all, I was out of my vehicle for almost a month but the consumer affairs dept was very pleasant to deal with and re-imbursed me a full month of my lease payments and a full month of my insurance...and I had a loaner to drive for the entire time. Hopefully, the parts will be more readily avail now...if that is indeed the same problem that you have. I guess it also didn't help that at the time I had probably one of the only Sport models with EVERY option on it in all of California, and each ECM is different depending on the options you have (i.e. you can't take one from a Journey w/ Nav and put it into a Sport w/ Nav and 4WAS). Good luck!
  • Hello, i was hoping someone could answer this question for myself and others. I have noticed that the "un-lock" portion of the button on the 2007 g35 is NOT illuminated but the "lock" portion of the same button is. Is this a defect or does infiniti not illuminate the un-lock portion of the button on the g35? Thank you in advance for the answer/s
  • Has anyone experienced the problems of lost voicetags? I got into my car yesterday and all the phonebook voicetags were missing. It struck me as strange since the voicetags for the navigation were still there -- "Destination Home" worked but "Phonebook Home" didn't. Anyone know the cause/solution to this problem? Thanks!
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    Known issue that the dealer is aware of, and there is a fix for it.
    I don't know the TSB off hand, but it's known.

    I'll update if/when I find details
  • Bought my G35x 5 days ago, and noticed the dreaded "Service Engine Soon" on the panel lit up. Brought the car to the dealership, they are looking at it right now. Strange... I did not try to push past 3,000 rpms... first time something like this happened on a new car for me. So naturally I am worried, brought the car to the dealership this morning - and it turns out someone did not screw the gas cap tightly enough, which caused the light to go on. So take note - if your SES light goes on :confuse: , check the gas cap first :D
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    Wow! This is good to know. How about this occurring after the warranty expires and they charge you for this service trip? Uuuggh!
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    The gas cap is a well known issue as it happens in almost all cars now.
    I first learned this all important tip when the wife bought her 2000 Honda Accord.
    That was one of the first things the sales person warned her of when she was taking delivery.
  • Known issue....lol...yeah it's known as the "Oil Consumption Problem"....i suggest you try to get your money back.
  • I went out to eat the other night and gave the valet guy my key without the remote. He was able to drive it and park it in the lot.

    After I finished eating the valet guy went to get my car but he couldn't start the engine with the "valet key".

    The car needed the remote to start... Is this normal? My salesmen forgot to give me an instruction manual so I'm not sure if this is a problem with my remote/key or if this is normal?

    The valet guy said he's driven the 07 G35 a bunch of times and said it doesn't need the whole remote to start... Hense the name being "valet key".

    I have an 07 G35X
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    The key doesn't start the car, the fob does.

    You're supposed to take the key out, lock your trunk and glove box, and hand him the fob.... not the key.
    The key only opens the door and glove box.
    It has nothing to do with the ignition, which is keyless.
  • ahh i see.. I was told if I took the key out of the fob the car only can travel at 15 mph... is this true?
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    No...not true.

    The key does absolutely nothing but unlock the car's door.

    Not sure where you are getting your info from, but I'd suggest a new source. ;)
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    > My salesmen forgot to give me an instruction manual so I'm not sure if this is a problem with my remote/key or if this is normal?
    If you bought this car new, I would immediately demand an instruction manual from your dealer.
  • I agree... Although I have thin hands I cant get to the controls when I'm wearing my watch. Good thing for the memory seats otherwise I would be very annoyed by this.
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    Curious if anybody else has experienced this 'problem'....

    With the Alarm button placement on the Intelligent Key, I have on a number of occassions accidentally activated the car alarm. For example, the key is in my pocket. I lean against a counter and the alarm key is accidentally depressed. Next thing you know, the car alarm is activated.

    I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee for 8-years that also had a key alarm button. Never once in the time I owned it did this accidental alarm activation occur. I have had the Infiniti for 3-months and this has occurred at least 5-times.

    It just seems that the alarm button is fairly easy to activate. Maybe it should have been indented more into the key molding to make this a bit harder to occur. Just a thought.
  • That's actually kind of funny because I had the exact OPPOSITE problem. I have yet to have a problem with the alarm button on the Infiniti, however when I had a Grand Cherokee, I had that happen a few times ;)
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    I have an 07 G and for the first time last weekend, the alarm went off in my garage.
    I was outside on the ground, assembling a lawn aerator, and my fob was in my pocket. With the way I was sitting, the fob got pinched and the alarm went off.
    It's the only time it's happened since getting the car in April.

    I also had a 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee and yes, I also set that alarm off as well.

    Did everyone here go from a Jeep to a G???
    Small world.
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    > Did everyone here go from a Jeep to a G???
    :)
    If there is any fact to this, Infiniti should take note. Time for a targeted marketing blitz.
  • actually...I went from a Jeep to a G35 (2003) to a G35 (2007). Man...what a difference between 2003 and 2007 ;)
  • The dealer said this happens a lot and they don't charge for something like this
  • I have been deciding out which car I am going to purchase and have pretty much decided on the G35 sedan. During my first test drive of the car everything went just fine. I took my wife in the past weekend and we went on a longer test drive and took it on the highway as almost 80% of our driving is highway. I was SHOCKED by the amount of wind and highway noise I was hearing in the car. Based on that experience I am now rethinking my decision on purchasing the G35.

    I am wondering if anybody that owns the car experiences this problem? If road and wind noise is an issue talking on cell phone or just a relaxing drive with the radio off.

    I am coming from driving a 2007 BMW 328, which I find to be a smooth quiet ride.
  • I own a G35 S... It is noisier than my old Altima with increased road noise. The wind noise is about the same I think.

    I think this is due to the firmer suspesion as well as the sport tires. The increased noise caught me surprise too... I mentioned this earlier on this site but other people have not had a similar problem... Maybe my insulation didnt get properly installed at the factory?
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    It could have something to do with the roads you are on.
    My 07 G35x is quieter than the wife's 06 MDX.

    I'm not unhappy with the road noise.
  • I live in South Florida and we took the car for a test drive on the turnpike which I drive on pretty much everyday of the week. I drove a portion of the route I take for work and just was amazed as how loud and windy it is in the car at high speeds.

    Perhaps it could be the tires on the car, that your G35x uses different size or brand? But that still does not account for the wind noise, it almost sounded like someone was sticking their hand out the window. Maybe its just a bad design and the side mirrors were not made to cut through the wind or something?

    Maybe the thing to do is go back to the dealership and test drive a different car and see if it was just an isolated incident. If this is how it really is I would think there would be more complaints out there and I have not seen that many so I do have hope it was just a bad car I was in.
  • scottm123scottm123 Posts: 1,501
    The car came with Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires.
    They're okay, but I certainly wouldn't put them on my top 5 list and once they're worn down some, they'll be replaced.

    As for wind noise...
    My car is not what I would consider Lexus LS quiet, but it isn't that bad either.
    I've heard one or two other people complain about bad wind noise, but it's not wide spread either.
    In fact, thinking back to the beginning of 07, some people said that the weather stripping on the door's corners were coming free.
    I don't have that problem, but if that's occurring at all, it would cause some pretty loud wind at highway speed...something else to look for.
    I would definitely consider another test drive in a different car.

    Your description is WAY louder than mine.
    At highway speed (75), I can carry on a comfortable conversation with the wife.
    I can also hear my 4 yr old in the back seat, who is always very soft spoken.
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