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  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    I believe the regular waranty should covers everything from bumper to bumper for 40,000-60,000 miles, I forget so check your manual. Once this regular waranty expires the extended kicks in.
  • audreymaudreym Posts: 103
    I would think that if you burn out a headlamp (just the bulb) after the first year that it would be considered a wear item (I could be wrong). Even though, after 60,000 mi you would definitely be responsible for it.

    The list of things the ext warranty covers seems fairly extensive. I am by no means an expert, but I do not like unexpected expenses.

    I *think* we would probably break even if at least one moderately priced thing went wrong. Something tells me if something like the nav or the bluetooth broke after the warranty expires it would be very costly to fix.
  • audreymaudreym Posts: 103
    Hi! Has anyone ever had the LDW indicator lamp stay on while driving if the function is turned on? This has happened on 2 separate occasions, but both times solved itself the next trip after.

    I am not sure if this is something I should get looked at, or if the circumstances are just right, (like if it can't read the lines on the road?) that the light turns on??

  • jdonahuejdonahue Posts: 10
    I am seriously considering the FX (undecided on V6 or V8). I think it is the best looking and performing crossover available today. I am wondering 2 things.

    Can any current owners tell me the "actual" mileage they are getting? I agree with crikey (post #3108). Owning a vehicle getting 18 mpg is a luxury. And quite possibly, extravagant, these days IMHO.

    The second question is about the manual rear liftgate. I am amazed that this car does not have a remote/auto liftgate. I believe that the FX and Murano are the only crossover's that do not. This feature is very important to me as my mother is handicapped and believe me when I tell you that my hands are full when I get her to the car. I don't want to set everything down in the snow, rain or dirty parking lot and then have to pick it all up again. Is anyone aware of any type of a conversion kit? I have not been able to locate anything and neither has the dealer. I would be happy with a spring loaded latch release. Closing the hatch is not the issue - just getting it to open automatically.

    I have my decision narrowed to the FX and the SRX. SRX has the remote tailgate and gets a little better mileage (judging by stickers only), but does not look nearly as good as the FX. If I could resolve the tailgate issue it would sure help me make a decision.

    Any mpg info (FX35 and/or 45)and leads on liftgates would be greatly appreciated.
  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    I am getting on average 18.5 mpg with mix (city and highway) driving. However, two times I went on a 110 miles trip down to San Diego in California and got an 24 and 24.5 on 65-70 mph with the AC on occasionally.

    Now that my family status has change I am thinking about selling my FX35 AWD, Navigation, with back up camera so I can get a minivan (Honda Odyssey). Please don't get me wrong the Infinity FX35 is a great car, you get lots of attention and thrill when you drive it.
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    In city driving, I get between 16 and, maybe, 19mpg. But, if it's a straight shot with very minimal stops and modest speeds, I get around 23, even 24mpg. In fact, I just took it on a short, but straight, 50 mile drive and got 23mpg.

    I have not heard of a retrofit for the rear liftgate.
  • noobnoob Posts: 11
    I have been looking to buy Murano SE or FX35 AWD base for the past month. I will buy in May when I start my new job. I can buy a loaded Murano SE for $35k. But I think FX35 looks much better. But I cant spend more than $35k. What is included in a $35k FX35? Intellegent key? Back-up camera? CD changer? etc.. How is 5-speed compared to CVT?
  • jdonahuejdonahue Posts: 10
    I also looked at the Murano. The CVT has scared me off. Snowmobile technology, too many moving parts, too much to go wrong. Read the forums on the Murano.
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    The Murano is also front wheel drive biased, and doesn't handle nearly as well as the FX.
  • phvphv Posts: 2
    Thinking about getting FX and not sure if it can go through my garage door without major trouble. The door is about 94 inches wide. Appreciate your information.
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    A garage door opening of 94 inches should be plenty - the vehicle is 76 inches wide so that would leave you about 9 inches on either side. If you fold in the left outside mirror as you're pulling in and out, that would give you some extra margin.
  • jdonahuejdonahue Posts: 10
    Phv, it fits. The Infinity is 75.8 inches wide.
  • bisontebisonte Posts: 15
    I own a 2004 FX35 with the tech package and other goodies. Got a mailer that for I think it was $180 I could get the new NAV DVD. Worth it? Other than updated POI, etc... any noteworthy enhancements? Thanks, Jon.
  • phvphv Posts: 2
    Thanks JBaumgart and jdonahue. I found that 75.8 inchs from the spec doesn't include mirrors. That's why I am not very certain.
  • cedmundcedmund Posts: 2
    :mad: I also have an '05 FX35 with the Touring Package.

    The leather on the outer side bolsters of both of my front seats are badly wrinkled towards the seatbacks and have a far rougher feel than the rest of the seats. The dealer actually pointed this out to me at less than 1 year and about 6300 miles. He didn't care either. Obviously, this was an 2005 FX defect on perhaps a small number of cars.

    If we all let the Corporate Offices of Nissan/Infiniti know of our dissatisfaction maybe they will do something for all of us who deserve better.
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    I have the first year ('03) FX and went with the brown/orange color leather, partly because I thought it was distinctive and partly because the leather seemed a little thicker and higher quality. I have to say that my hunch was correct because after over three years and over 50,000 miles it shows virtually no wear. I use Lexol leather conditioner a couple times a year, and that's it. About the only thing on the interior that I thought was cheap-lloking and out of character for a "luxury" car was the plastic door panels - Infiniti definitely skimped on these.
  • My '04 FX45 seats were the same as you described.I looked at every FX seats that I could find and mine were the only ones that looked as you described.I took it to the dealer with 24K miles on it and they fixed it perfectly without a word.
  • cedmundcedmund Posts: 2
    T :) Thanks for the info. Please tell me who your dealer was and where they are located. They deserve kudos. If you know of any other people with bad FX leather seats, please let me know.
  • warreswarres Posts: 1
    I just got an 2003 FX and want a navigation system. Has anyone added nav. to their car? Did you go through the dealer or a professional aftermarket place? Any suggestions would be wonderful!
  • sphere99sphere99 Posts: 36
    wow! what did you say to get them to fix them?
  • sphere99sphere99 Posts: 36
    for 35k you wont get the intellegent key or backup camera that is for sure!
  • My wife and I have an FX35 w/48k mi on it. I follow the recommendations called out in the owners maintenance manual. I feel that most dealer recommended maintenance are just a chance for the service writer to get an extra buck out of the customer. If it's not called for by the manufacturer than I believe it's not needed. The only issues we've had with the vehicle have been with the fuel tank sending unit. We've them replaced a couple of times and looks like they need it again. Per the dealer, it is a know problem in 03. No other problems, car runs like a bat out of xxxx and at a constant 80mph on trips still gets 21mpg. I only run premium fuel when traveling. Also, I switched to a pure synthetic oil, AMSOIL, and only change the oil every 20k. Dealer and manufacturer are ok with this so will continue to use. Did same with my QX4 and it was in top condition when traded in w/108k.... Sorry for the wordy post but love this vehicle........
  • Does anyone know how to reset the Tire pressure warning system warning light. I had a tire go low on my 06 FX45 and it tripped the warning light. According to the manual, once the warning light begins to blink, it will continue to do so even after the affected tire has been fixed. It further states to reset said light, you have to take it to the Infiniti dealer. Does anyone know how to reset this indicator because I don't have the time to get to the dealer for at least a week and I am easily annoyed with this blinking light already! :mad: Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx!
  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    I had this similiar problems before, but I just put air in it and it resetted itself. However, I had to fix a flat another time at the Infinity dealership so they resetted, but I am curious to find out if anyone knows a do-it-yourself way. I understand your annoyance at this blinking light.
  • cuttyhunkcuttyhunk Posts: 1
    Can anyone recommend a good car cover for the FX? I need one that is good for snow as well as summer.

  • ffb13ffb13 Posts: 181
    i am fed up with the rsa goodyears.

    has anyone tried the


    dueler 9bridgestones



    and what do you think ?

    only interested in handling ,wet performance,and noise levels.


    thank you
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    I replaced the Goodyears after a premature flat tire. They were worn but according to my dealer they should have had about 5000 more miles in them. I now have the Fuzion's and am very happy with them. They are definitely quieter and they ride smoother, and I would say handle about the same as the Goodyear's. Plus they were cheaper so all in all I am very satisfied. They are not recommended for snow but I have separate winter tires and wheels for that.
  • wvgasguywvgasguy Posts: 1,405
    Just wanted to let prospective buyers know that the FX45 has been my favorite vehicle of all time. 4wd, cool looks, plenty of power. I averaged 16.3mpg over 34,000 miles of driving. Most of my driving was 80+mph on hilly interstate highways. 18+ mpg is possible becuase the dealer got that when the man picked up my car for servicing and returned it (I checked on them).

    I got my 03 FX45 as a left over when the 04's came out. With a $7100 discount and 1.9% financing you can't beat the deal. I'll miss it sorely but I wanted an economy car and I don't need three cars. I traded it for an 07 Camry Hybrid
  • wvgasguywvgasguy Posts: 1,405
    I went through 2 sets of RSA's in 30,000 miles. I put the Bridgestone's on and loved them. I got a "deal" for the 4 Bridgestones for $960 mounted balanced and road hazard warranty.
  • fx35awdfx35awd Posts: 218
    What size were the tires you had them install on your car, 18 or 20-inch?
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