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  • aryzhov,

    I also have an '03 FX45, with about 95,000 miles. Overall it's been the most reliable vehicle that I've ever owned. However, about 6 months ago, the exhaust did get noticeably louder, and after the dealer diagnosed it, I did have it replaced. I live in Minnesota where they use lots of salt in the winter, so I wasn't surprised that the original muffler developed some rust. But I never did not have the unpleasant smell that you describe, so I don't have any advice to give you on that from my experiences. In my case the dealer went to Infiniti without any prodding by me, and Infiniti ended up absorbing more than half the cost of the new exhaust. After that the car sounded just like new.

    On the oil consumption issue I do have to add oil periodically between changes. I haven't measured the rate that the engine burns oil, but I haven't noticed that it's gotten any worse since new. I would guess roughly a half-quart every 2000 miles. I've always used Mobil 1 5W-30, changed about every 5000 miles, so your mileage may vary.

    Overall I've been very pleased with the vehicle, and the service from my dealer (Lupient Infiniti in Golden Valley, MN) has been top-notch.
  • Does anyone know if the NAV on the new FX35 calls out the street names ( like my 300 dollar Nuvi ), or does it just show them on the screen.. The RX 350 "does not" call them out.......or so I've been told. And.....I can't find anywhere if it says if the side view mirrors are self dimming ( like on the Hyundai Veracruz ) ( great feature, by the way when you on the highway at nite).......Any info, people?
  • I just dropped off my 2008 FX35 with the same issue. The speedometer on this car is actually 10% off. That's measured against two different GPS units and other vehicals. I also have the sport handling package with 20" wheels. As with your experience the service manager acted as though he had never seen this issue. I have 52,000 miles on my 08 which now that I think about it is actually 47,000. I can understand some fluctuation but 10% is extreme.
  • I took my FX 35 to the dealer and have both positive and negative news. The negative,.. they didn't fix it. They said the difference is within industry tolerance.

    The only positive is the company is recognizing the problem and may begin working towards a solution. I don't expect much though.
  • I have 2007 FX35. Bought new in Jan 2008 and with under 25,000 miles. The car was shipped to West Africa. Bubbles started showing up on the dashborad 6 months ago, on areas exposed to sun. It has spread so fast now that I am sad to drive my beautiful car.
    Infiniti dealers are not near me and I can not ship the car back to USA for the repalacement.
    I will be glad to have someones please tell me what I can do.
    1. As I learnt on-line, many cars have the problem which is from the manufacturer and replacing the dashboard may not be the final solution as the bubbles can come back later.
    2. What can I use to cover the bubbles up?
    you can send me e-mail to
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Please don't ask for responses via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks!
  • Thank you for your responce. You comment is highly appreciated and noted.
  • Just an additional confirmation from my dealer. They too spoke with Infinity and were told that a fix is being worked on and a recall will be made to fix the problem. Don't hold you breath.
  • How does one replace the LEDs in the tail lights? Does the entire assembly have to be replaced or can individual LEDs be replaced? The Owner Manual says see the dealer.
  • nickptnickpt Posts: 1
    edited February 2010
    I have an 07 FX35 (with the sport package) and I have been working this issue with the local dealer and Infiniti North America since May 2009. The dealership tried replacing the actual in-dash speedo which didn't work. They then contacted Infiniti tech line and were told to stop work immediately. Since then I have filed two customer complaints with Infiniti NA and both have lead to dead ends. Basically a call from a customer service rep saying there is no fix and no estimated time frame for a fix. This is irritating, especially since my car is aging at an accelerated rate. If a speedo fix ever is released I am going to push hard for an odometer correction as well.
  • Interesting..I thought I saw replies on this board saying that Infiniti had finally owned up to this issue?

    08' FX35 with Sport
  • I'll chime in.since I made my decision based on what I read on this site.

    I have an 08 fx35 awd sport..with 30k miles...factory RSA's were beyond done..and horrible in the snow even from the start. I went with the Hankook RH06...and love them. Much smoother ride, less jarring..less wiggle in cupped pavement, much quieter...decent in snow (and we got some snow this winter ;))..downsides..I think a little more sidewall roll then the stock RSA's..and maybe a little less dry weather stick. And for the price...I paid $860..all in (taxes, mounted, tps, disposal of old set) at Town Fair tire.. (RSA's would have been $100 more..each!) .I would highly recommend the whole experience.

  • I just turned in an BMW X5.. Considering an Fx35 however i'm having a little reservation.. I get the impression my BMW drives alot better and i'm wondering if i should stick with BMW.. Also, the FX seems like a female style car and I'm a male so that kinda concerned me since every single FX i saw on the street have been driven by females.

    Any thoughts on comparing the X5 with FX35. I don't want to go down in car performance but i really do like the features of the FX and it's cheaper.
  • I am a man and I have 2007 FX35 unfurtunately I have not driven BMW. I want to say that FX was designed to be very sporty, with very good aerodynamics and beauty. While the BMW are less aerodynamic and not as beautiful to me. The FX is a hybrid of a Sedan(compact car) and a SUV (off road vehicle), hence you drive a car with all the fascilities of a four wheeler or an Off Road vehichle-SUV.
    More ladies drive FX possibly because women love beautiful things and car included. So if you drive FX more women will likely admire your car.
    I guess you want the rough look of men or millitary type of vehichles. You may not have the comfort of soft drive you get from FX (the feel of driving a good car), some vehcles are even very uncomfortable to drive due to the massive size and design, So be careful. Test drive before you buy.
    My FX is 3 yrs old and with 30,000 miles and doing well.
    I must say Ilove my FX although I had bubbling of my dashbord which I replace(a big minus for FX) but I will recommend FX.
    I've seen friends BMW vehicles disintegrate in about 4 years max., roof, electronics etc
  • paulwepaulwe Posts: 1
    Does anyone know where the 2006 FX35's are assembled?
  • jlengjleng Posts: 5
    I am thinking to buy a 2008 infiniti FX 35 for my family with 2-4 adults and my first new born baby. But I am worried that the back seats and the cargo space for this car are quite small. I wonder if you have the experience of using this car for your family.Do you feel the space is sufficient? If I put a car seat at the back, can 2 adults sit at the back seat as well? Thank you very much!
  • biancarbiancar Mid-AtlanticPosts: 918
    You could always take the car seat and go to the dealer and check. My impression is you probably could not fit two adults in plus the car seat. But I don't own one, this is just going on best guess.

    Does anyone know if Infiniti has plans to tweak the engine to get better mileage? I fell in love with the EX35 when I test-drove it, but it really is too small for what I need. The FX could be big enough, but the mileage (for both of them really) is very poor. Any improvements slated to come for 2011?
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    jleng, to fit two adults plus a child seat in the back seat I think you should be looking at a bigger/wider vehicle than the FX. I've had great experience with my FX but I wouldn't recommend it for your situation.
  • jlengjleng Posts: 5
    Hi,biancar and JBaumgart,
    Thank you so much for your reply. It is a great idea to take the car seat to check first. As Jbaumgart said, it might not fit for my family situation. But I really love this car as you did!
  • I agree that the best is to try it out, I am sure you will find 2 adults and baby seat will fit well at the back. The car is great and worth trying out
  • 22332233 Posts: 64
    Has anyone attempted transporting 2 bikes in the back of a FX35?

    I would think you could not have 2 bikes standing up with the seats down but possibly laying the bikes on their sides on top of each other?
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    I just did move two bikes in the back the other day when I retrived them from our rented storage place. The two bikes need to lay on their side and it's a bit of a pain to get them in and out, because the parts one one will tend to get caught on the other, but it's certainly doable.
  • jschmi71jschmi71 Posts: 4
    I complained to Infinity about the error showing 5mph off at a reading of 75mph in my 2007 FX35. After several weeks, a fix was made and it now reads correctly.
  • wolfie1wolfie1 Posts: 14
    i just had my 08 fx35 sport awd in for service - again brought up the speedo issue - they did a diag or some sort, and said they clocked it on a measured mile, and said the speedo was 3mph off, and that's "within specs".

    I give the dealer credit for at least looking at the issue this time, but still not a great answers.

    The speedo is off less since I replaced the factory RSA's with Hankook RH07's (which btw...are awesome)

    comparison speed is a garmin Nuvi 205W
  • wolfie1wolfie1 Posts: 14
    Did they say what the fix was?
  • jschmi71jschmi71 Posts: 4
    There is a module they had to replace in the dash. They had to pull the radio to install the part and I am sorry I do not have the part number. You can call Infinity and give them my file number File#6724594 which documents the issue.
  • JBaumgartJBaumgart Posts: 890
    I just added as set of these: X&partnum=65VR0PSXXL&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&autoMake=Infiniti&autoY- ear=2003&autoModel=FX45&autoModClar=AWD

    and am extremely impressed in all respects. The ride is SO much better, plus they are quiet, handle great and if the tread wear rating is any indication they should last much longer than the original stock RSA's (which wouldn't be difficult).
  • jschmi71jschmi71 Posts: 4
    I just found the part number that fixes the speedo error I experienced with my 2007 FX35. It is "Amplifier Control 27760-8Y70B" fixed on Infinity's dime. Hope this helps because it helped me. Using my Garmin, I was 5-6 mph slow at 70mph 4mph at 40. Now I am a uniform 2mph slow throughout the range of speeds.
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