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Old 09-20-2006, 05:48 PM
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Infiniti G35 a reliabilty nightmare.

Infiniti G35 has been far from a trouble free car. It has had 6 offical recalls and staggering 77 TSB bulletins issued . The car seems to suffer from chronic reliability issues. With the recent Nissan blunders of Armada and QX56 reliability issues. I think many buyers will be quiet aware and might be turned of by the recent Nissan reliabilty struggles.

To put this in prospective a 2002 7 series only had 2 recalls and 9 TSB reported. I mean the G35 reliability is nothing to brag about and truly disappoints. I just hope Nissan figures out the mess. I think this will be cause of concern for future 2007 Infiniti G35 buyers and might effect the sales in negative fashion. I hope Nissan figures it out before things get out of control.

It is amazing that people think Infiniti G35 has far superior reliability then BMW 3 series. In my opinion G35 reliability sucks. Another thing is that keeping G35 for 4 years costs nearly $1100 + TX in basic service costs. This is not including any major services such as brake replacement etc. If you ad those up you are looking at quiet a bit more. I think the BMW 3 in comparison with no charge maintenace sounds like a blessing.

Here are 6 major recalls. Nature of Defect:
1. FUEL:FUEL LINES:HOSES:NON-METALLIC Recall Number: 02V245000
Dates Manufactured: JAN 2002 to JUL 2002
Number of Vehicles Affected: 18300
Date Owners Notified On: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
THE FUEL HOSE CONNECTION FOR THE OUTLET OF THE FUEL PUMP WHICH IS LOCATED AT THE TOP OF THE FUEL TANK MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY ATTACHED WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS ASSEMBLED AND COULD COME LOOSE WHILE DRIVING OR WHEN STARTING THE ENGINE.
Consequence of Defect:
IF THE CONNECTION COMES LOOSE WHILE DRIVING, THE ENGINE WILL STOP RUNNING DUE TO LACK OF FUEL, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. ALSO, IF THE CONNECTION COMES LOOSE WHILE DRIVING OR ATTEMPTING TO START OR RESTART THE ENGINE, SOME FUEL WILL DISCHARGE FROM THE FUEL PUMP. IF THIS SHOULD OCCUR IN THE PRESENCE OF AN EXTERNAL IGNITION SOURCE, A FIRE COULD RESULT.





Nature of Defect:
2. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Recall Number: 02V331000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 36000
Date Owners Notified On: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
SEDANS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, -***244;LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.- IN THE ASSEMBLY OF THE HEADLAMPS, IT IS NECESSARY TO HAVE A MEANS TO ADJUST THE HEADLAMPS. TAMPERPROOF CAPS TO PREVENT HORIZONTAL ADJUSTMENT OF THE HEADLAMPS ARE THEN INSTALLED. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES ARE MISSING THE TAMPERPROOF CAPS.






Nature of Defect:
3. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT Recall Number: 03V200000
Dates Manufactured: AUG 2002 to MAR 2003
Number of Vehicles Affected: 60000
Date Owners Notified On: JUN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN SEDAN AND COUPE MODEL VEHICLES, THE BRAKE STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY MALFUNCTION.
Consequence of Defect:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE BRAKE LAMPS WILL NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE IS APPLIED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.





Nature of Defect:
4. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Recall Number: 03V455000
Dates Manufactured: JAN 2002 to JUN 2002
Number of Vehicles Affected: 630000
Date Owners Notified On: N/A

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE CIRCUIT BOARD FOR THE CRANK POSITION SENSOR OR CAM POSITION SENSOR MAY HAVE AN IMPROPER SOLDER JOINT DUE TO SOLDER DEFORMATION CAUSED BY HEAT STRESS ACCELERATED BY THE EXISTENCE OF FLUX RESIDUE DURING THE SOLDERING PROCESS.
Consequence of Defect:
THIS COULD CAUSE THE "SERVICE ENGINE SOON" WARNING LIGHT TO COME ON, CREATE A NO START CONDITION, CAUSE REDUCED ENGINE POWER, OR CAUSE THE ENGINE TO STOP RUNNING WITHOUT WARNING DURING VEHICLE OPERATION, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.





Nature of Defect:
5. FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE Recall Number: 05V555000
Dates Manufactured: NOV 2001 to OCT 2003
Number of Vehicles Affected: 192659
Date Owners Notified On: N/A

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THE FUEL FILLER HOSE MAY CRACK AND RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE FROM THE HOSE WHILE REFUELING.
Consequence of Defect:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Corrective Action:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FUEL FILLER HOSE. RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 27, 2006, FOR NISSAN OWNERS, AND ON MARCH 13, 2006, FOR INFINITI OWNERS. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.




Nature of Defect:
6. EXTERIOR LIGHTING Recall Number: 06E060000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 87745
Date Owners Notified On: N/A

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Defect Description:
CERTAIN AAI MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LIST PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, -***244;LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.-
Consequence of Defect:
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH



Here are staggering 77 TSB Bulletins

Component Description:
1. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Bulletin Number: 06004
Bulletin Date: MAR 2006

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE U1000 OR U1010 STORED IN ENGINE CONTROL UNIT. 2002 - 2006 INFINITI VEHICLES WITH CAN COMMUNICATION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10019293 )


Component Description:
2. SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR Bulletin Number: 03056A
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
ESSENTIAL TOOL J-45741-INF ABS ACTIVE WHEEL SENSOR CHECKER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10006124 )



Component Description:
3. POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 05002
Bulletin Date: NOV 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CLICKING NOISE FROM REAR AXLES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10017773 )



Component Description:
4. SEATS Bulletin Number: 02080
Bulletin Date: JUL 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
DRIVER'S SEAT NOISE AND/OR ROCKS BACK AND FORTH. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10016401 )



Component Description:
5. POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 05002
Bulletin Date: JUL 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CLICKING NOISE IS COMING FROM THE LEFT AND/OR RIGHT REAR AXLE WHEN ACCELERATING FROM A STOP. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10016567 )



Component Description:
6. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 05034
Bulletin Date: JUN 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
NOISE FROM REAR DOOR WITH WINDOW ALL THE WAY UP. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10015415 )



Component Description:
7. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Bulletin Number: 04020
Bulletin Date: MAR 2005

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
TRAILER LIGHT WIRING. TO INCLUDE INFINITI 2006 M35/M45. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10012880 )



Component Description:
8. STEERING Bulletin Number: 03028A
Bulletin Date: SEP 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
STEERING DRIFT TO THE RIGHT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005686 )



Component Description:
9. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 03052
Bulletin Date: SEP 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SQUEAK AND RATTLE REPAIR. COUPE ONLY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003435 )



Component Description:
10. VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES Bulletin Number: 04046
Bulletin Date: SEP 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR VIEW MIRROR HARNESS COVER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10009749 )



Component Description:
11. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 04035
Bulletin Date: AUG 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
RATTLE NOISE FROM REAR SIDE WINDOW FINISHER. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10009175 )



Component Description:
12. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) Bulletin Number: 04042
Bulletin Date: AUG 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
NAVIGATION SYSTEM IS INOPERATIVE AND THE DISPLAY SHOWS DISC ERROR OR DVD-ROM VERSION IS NOT CORRECT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10009182 )



Component Description:
13. VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS Bulletin Number: 04033
Bulletin Date: JUL 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
WINDOW REGULATOR MOTOR RESET PROCEDURE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10009364 )



Component Description:
14. VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 04024
Bulletin Date: MAY 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SUNROOF LID SQUEAK/CREAK NOISE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007679 )



Component Description:
15. INTERIOR LIGHTING Bulletin Number: 04019
Bulletin Date: APR 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
VANITY MIRROR MIRROR BULB REPLACEMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007728 )



Component Description:
16. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING Bulletin Number: 04020
Bulletin Date: APR 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
APPROPRIATE HOOKUP POINTS FOR CONNECTING A TRAILER LIGHTS WIRING HARNESS TO THE VEHICLE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10007727 )



Component Description:
17. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03055
Bulletin Date: FEB 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
BUZZ SOUND FROM METER CLUSTER AFTER IGNITION KEY IS TURNED OFF / TURN SIGNAL AND WARNING CHIME DO NOT SOUND. THIS REPLACES ITB03-055 DATED 8/20/03. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003514 )



Component Description:
18. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Bulletin Number: 03069A
Bulletin Date: JAN 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REDUCTION OF FRONT BRAKE NOISE WHEN BRAKING IN REVERSE. THIS BULLETIN REPLACES ITB03-069. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005216 )



Component Description:
19. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 03050A
Bulletin Date: JAN 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SQUEAK AND RATTLE REPAIR. SEDAN ONLY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005687 )



Component Description:
20. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 03052A
Bulletin Date: JAN 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SQUEAK AND RATTLE REPAIR. COUPE ONLY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005688 )



Component Description:
21. EQUIPMENT Bulletin Number: 04001
Bulletin Date: JAN 2004

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY REPLACEMENT PARTS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005194 )



Component Description:
22. STRUCTURE:BODY: DOOR Bulletin Number: 03071
Bulletin Date: DEC 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
RATTLE OR CREAK NOISE FROM TOP OF DOOR WINDOW FRAME. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10005263 )



Component Description:
23. INTERIOR LIGHTING Bulletin Number: 03065
Bulletin Date: NOV 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CLOCK BULB REPLACEMENT. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING 2004 I35. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004598 )



Component Description:
24. VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR Bulletin Number: 03058B
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
POP OR TICK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR WINDOW GLASS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10004562 )



Component Description:
25. VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 03060
Bulletin Date: OCT 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SUNROOF INOPERATIVE. 2004 FX35/FX45 INCLUDED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003951 )



Component Description:
26. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER Bulletin Number: 02056A
Bulletin Date: SEP 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
NOISE FROM ENGINE AREA WITH AIR CONITIONER ON. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003595 )



Component Description:
27. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03020B
Bulletin Date: SEP 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442 (EVAP SMALL LEAK) AND/OR P0456 (EVAP VERY SMALL LEAK) STORED IN SELF DIAGNOSIS RESULTS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003916 )



Component Description:
28. VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR Bulletin Number: 03058A
Bulletin Date: SEP 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
POP OR TICK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR WINDOW GLASS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003913 )



Component Description:
29. SEAT BELTS:FRONT Bulletin Number: ITB99016B
Bulletin Date: AUG 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
FRONT SEAT BELT LATCH PLATE RETAINING BUTTON MISSING. VARIOUS MODELS INCLUDING THE 2004 G35. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003519 )



Component Description:
30. STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS Bulletin Number: 03017A
Bulletin Date: JUL 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REAR PARCEL SHELF BUZZ OR RATTLE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003437 )



Component Description:
31. STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS Bulletin Number: 03023A
Bulletin Date: JUL 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
RATTLE FROM THE REAR PARCEL SHELF. COUPE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003457 )



Component Description:
32. SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 03046
Bulletin Date: JUL 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
A CREAK / SQUEAK NOISE FROM REAR SEAT AREA. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002937 )



Component Description:
33. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 03050
Bulletin Date: JUL 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SQUEAK AND RATTLE REPAIR. SEDAN ONLY. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003454 )



Component Description:
34. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER Bulletin Number: 03045
Bulletin Date: JUL 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
NOISE FROM ENGINE AREA OR AIR CONDITIONER NOT COLD DUE TO BROKEN DRIVE BELT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002936 )



Component Description:
35. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03020A
Bulletin Date: JUN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ON DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442 (EVAP SMALL LEAK) AND/OR P0456 (EVAP VERY SMALL LEAK) STORED IN SELF DIAGNOSIS RESULTS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003351 )



Component Description:
36. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) Bulletin Number: 03026
Bulletin Date: JUN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
NAVIGATION SYSTEM STUCK ON PLEASE WAIT SCREEN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10003335 )



Component Description:
37. SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:SEAT HEATER/COOLER Bulletin Number: 061003
Bulletin Date: JUN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SEAT HEATER HARNESS VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS MODIFICATION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002087 )



Component Description:
38. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Bulletin Number: 03020
Bulletin Date: APR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0442 (EVAP SMALL LEAK) AND/OR P0456 (EVAP VERY SMALL LEAK) STORED IN SELF DIAGNOSIS RESULTS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10002202 )



Component Description:
39. STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS Bulletin Number: 03023
Bulletin Date: APR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
RATTLE FROM THE REAR PARCEL SHELF. COUPE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001445 )



Component Description:
40. VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR Bulletin Number: 03021
Bulletin Date: APR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
GREASE MARK OR STREAK ON INSIDE OF DOOR GLASS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001677 )



Component Description:
41. STEERING Bulletin Number: 03028
Bulletin Date: APR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
STEERING DRIFT TO THE RIGHT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001676 )



Component Description:
42. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03007A
Bulletin Date: MAR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN AUDIO FINISHER CIRCUIT BOARD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001253 )



Component Description:
43. STRUCTURE:FRAME AND MEMBERS Bulletin Number: 03017
Bulletin Date: MAR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REAR PARCEL SHELF BUZZ OR RATTLE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001256 )



Component Description:
44. SEATS Bulletin Number: 03018
Bulletin Date: MAR 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
DRIVER'S SEAT COMFORT IMPROVEMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001258 )



Component Description:
45. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03007
Bulletin Date: FEB 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN AUDIO FINISHER CIRCUIT BOARD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001246 )



Component Description:
46. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: 03014
Bulletin Date: FEB 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SLIP AND VDC OFF LIGHTS ON WITH C1145 YAW RATE SENSOR STORED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001249 )



Component Description:
47. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Bulletin Number: ITB03007
Bulletin Date: FEB 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
VOLUNTARY SERVICE CAMPAIGN AUDIO FINISHER CIRCUIT BOARD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001162 )



Component Description:
48. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Bulletin Number: 02074A
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HARSH SHIFT WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P1710 AND P1716 STORED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000971 )



Component Description:
49. POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION Bulletin Number: 03003
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MANUAL TRANSMISSION SHIFT KNOB NOT STRAIGHT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001026 )



Component Description:
50. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Bulletin Number: 03006
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SQUEAK OR SQUEAL NOISE COMING FROM REAR BRAKES. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000972 )



Component Description:
51. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Bulletin Number: 03006
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REAR BRAKE NOISE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001181 )



Component Description:
52. STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS Bulletin Number: 03004
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
HEADLINER SAGGING AT REAR OF SUNROOF. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001027 )



Component Description:
53. EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS Bulletin Number: 03001
Bulletin Date: JAN 2003

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
VOLUNTARY RECALL CAMPAIGN - HEADLAMP ADJUSTER CAP INSTALLATION. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10001023 )



Component Description:
54. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Bulletin Number: 02074
Bulletin Date: DEC 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HARSH SHIFT WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P1710 AND P1716 STORED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000019 )



Component Description:
55. INTERIOR LIGHTING Bulletin Number: 02081
Bulletin Date: DEC 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
INTERIOR COURTESTY LAMPS INOPERATIVE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000795 )



Component Description:
56. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Bulletin Number: 02010A
Bulletin Date: NOV 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
ENGINE WILL NOT START. VEHICLE IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM/NISSAN ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM (IVIS/NATS). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000406 )



Component Description:
57. WHEELS Bulletin Number: 02073
Bulletin Date: NOV 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
TITANIUM FINISH ALUMINUM WHEELS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000411 )



Component Description:
58. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL Bulletin Number: 02072
Bulletin Date: NOV 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
AMBIENT TEMPERATURE SENSOR DISPLAY INACCURATE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000410 )



Component Description:
59. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION Bulletin Number: 02064
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
REPLACEMENT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION REQUESTS NEW STYLE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID FILLER TUBE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000213 )



Component Description:
60. SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Bulletin Number: 02067
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
FRONT SEAT BELT BUCKLE BRACKET CAUSING CLICKING NOISE. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000212 )



Component Description:
61. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. Bulletin Number: 02062
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
AUDIO MATRIX. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000215 )



Component Description:
62. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE Bulletin Number: ITB02056
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
INFORMATION REGARDING A BUZZ OR GROWL TYPE NOISE FROM THE ENGINE AREA WITH THE AIR CONDITIONER ON WHICH GOES AWAY WHEN THE AIR CONDITIONER IS OFF. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635644 )



Component Description:
63. EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:AIR CONDITIONER Bulletin Number: 02056
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
BUZZ OR GROWL TYPE NOISE FROM ENGINE AREA WITH AIR CONDITIONER ON. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000216 )



Component Description:
64. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY Bulletin Number: ITB02055
Bulletin Date: OCT 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
INFORMATION ON COUPE BATTERY SERVICE PRECAUTIONS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635643 )



Component Description:
65. ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Bulletin Number: 02054
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) P0442 (EVAP SMALL LEAK) STORED IN THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000130 )



Component Description:
66. STRUCTURE:BODY Bulletin Number: 02060
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CREAK NOISE FROM FRONT END. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000132 )



Component Description:
67. SUSPENSION Bulletin Number: ITB02060
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A CREAK NOISE FROM THE FRONT END WHILE DRIVNG OVER ROAD DIPS, RAIN CHANNELS, STREET INTERSECTIONS AND / OR DRIVEWAYS. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635647 )



Component Description:
68. STRUCTURE Bulletin Number: 02028A
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CREAK OR RATTLE NOISE FROM THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000129 )



Component Description:
69. STRUCTURE:BODY: DOOR Bulletin Number: 02057
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
POP OR CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR AND / OR WINDOW. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 10000131 )



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70. VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD Bulletin Number: ITB02028A
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
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INFORMATION PERTAINING TO A SQUEAK, CREAK, OR RATTLE NOISE COMING FROM THE CENTER OF THE DASH OR BOTTOM OF THE WINDSHIELD WHILE DRIVING. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635640 )



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71. STRUCTURE:BODY: DOOR Bulletin Number: ITB02057
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
INFORMATION ON DIAGNOSING POP OR CLUNK NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR AND / OR WINDOW. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635646 )



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72. OTHER Bulletin Number: ITB02054
Bulletin Date: SEP 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES SERVICE INFORMATION FOR MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE P0442 (EVAP SMALL LEAK) STORED. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635642 )



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73. STRUCTURE:BODY: DOOR Bulletin Number: ITB02021A
Bulletin Date: JUL 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
CONCERNS WITH RATTLE OR BUZZ NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR PANEL(S). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635047 )



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74. POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) Bulletin Number: ITB02017
Bulletin Date: APR 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
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SUBJECT REGRDING TRANSMISSION CONTROL MODULE (TCM) INITIALIZATION AFTER TRANSMISSION REPLACEMENT. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 632216 )



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75. STRUCTURE:BODY: DOOR Bulletin Number: ITB02021
Bulletin Date: APR 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
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SUBJECT REGARDING RATTLE OR BUZZ NOISE FROM FRONT DOOR PANEL(S). ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 631189 )



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76. VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD Bulletin Number: ITB02028
Bulletin Date: APR 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
Summary:
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A SQUEAK, CREAK OR RATTLE NOISE COMING FROM THE BASE OF THE WINDSHIELD. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 635057 )



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77. POWER TRAIN Bulletin Number: ITB02019
Bulletin Date: APR 2002

Vehicle: 2003 Infiniti G35
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CONCERNS WITH TACHOMETER NEEDLE ON WRONG SIDE OF STOP PIN. ( NHTSA ITEM NUMBER - 631192 )

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I had one before and about half of them are too firmiliar.

Aside from the topic, a link may have conveyed the same message. Just trying to help.
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I have a 2003 coupe. I had the fuel line recall and have taken it in for a couple of minor warranty fixes. During one of the warranty visits, they replaced my brakes for free. No complaints really. I guess I've been lucky. If my 335i is as trouble-free and my G35 coupe, I'll be happy.
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What does this post have to do with e90 series BMW's . Mods can you move this to off topic. Also if the OP could make the 6 page long list a link that would be much more thread friendly IMHO.
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I think the thread should just be deleted.

What's the OP's point?

Has he ever owned a G35?

I had one and drove it until 50k and had no problems.

Next I'm going to post the entire recall history for the Ford Focus, it is 400 pages long.
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Next I'm going to post the entire recall history for the Ford Focus, it is 400 pages long.


That would eliminate all of my regrets for not purchasing that car!
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I think the thread should just be deleted.

What's the OP's point?

Has he ever owned a G35?

I had one and drove it until 50k and had no problems.

Next I'm going to post the entire recall history for the Ford Focus, it is 400 pages long.
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I had a G35 coupe before I bought my BMW and the car was fine. My fist car was also a 91 nssan maxima and it had over 190K miles and ran like a chanp. Nissan has a pretty good rep interms of longevity.
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I had a brand new 2005 g35 for 5 months, it was a total lemon... hesitation problems, issues with the transmission, a horible creaking of the front fender rubbing the first body panel when it was hot out, and it isnt anywhere near as fast as the 335i... basically, I hated the car so bad, I did everything I could to get out of the lease... finally found someone to do a lease trade with me... I waited 9 months with no car because i was waiting for the 335...
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I still own a G35 and will be selling for the 335i soon. The BMW 3 is a better driver's car IMO. I've mentioned in another post that I have had great experience with the G35 4dr Sedan. All recalls (I took my car in three or four time), were handled well. Some were not required (e.g. head light housing to prevent theft). I paid nothing and had loaners each time. While I don't invite them, they were minor issues for me. I don't know where the OP of $1100 + tax number comes from, but my G35 cost oil changes, air filters, and two sets of wiper blades (I think)....... 2 to 3 hundred maybe.

If you are interested in a lower priced alternative, RWD car that falls in between a Lexus and BMW in terms of driver feel, the Infinity should be considered (IMO).
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Point is plain and simple pilotman that G35 reliability record shows that it is far from reliable. Its reliability in comparison to BMW 3 series is nothing to brag about. It suffers many chronic issues and that is a fact.

As for this thread being here the new 2007 G35 sedan with 306hp is a direct competition for 300hp 335i sedan. Thus, the reason for starting this thread here. Besides outright cost advantage many people claim G35 has far better reliability compared to the BMW 3 series. I disagree with them based on the above listed facts of 6 recalls and staggering 77 TSB bulletins. I think G35 is a very nice car with regards to driving dynamics and tries to imitate BMW 3 series. But overall its reliability is nothing to brag about. It also lacks out right refinement of BMW 3 series. I also think after you factor in nearly $1100plus in service costs over 4 years not counting any major services the price advantage shrinks even further.

Also, to all the prior/current G35 owners this thread was just started for discussion purposes. If I offended you then that was not my intent and I apologize.




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I think the thread should just be deleted.

What's the OP's point?

Has he ever owned a G35?

I had one and drove it until 50k and had no problems.

Next I'm going to post the entire recall history for the Ford Focus, it is 400 pages long.

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Frankly, the truth is that the Japanese companies are not as reliable as people think, and the German companies are not as unreliable as people think. I'd be willing to bet that they're actually quite close.

People are biased. If something fails in a German car, that simply strengthens their opinion that they're badly built. If something fails in a Japanese car, they ignore it as a fluke.
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No doubt that G35 nicely falls between BMW 3 and Lexus IS. No question there .

As for $1100 + TX is what factory suggested basic service costs for 4 years or 50K miles. This info can be easily found on edmunds.com if you want t look it up. I have no idea hw much you paid for your oil changes or services or how many miles you have. But in general Infiniti likes the car to be serviced every 3500 miles. Either your car has very low mileage or you missed out on few recommended services. To be honest I think dealer service depts can be quiet rip offs and over 50K miles or 4 years you are looking at close to 15-16 trips minimum to service dept just for routine service.


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I don't know where the OP of $1100 + tax number comes from, but my G35 cost oil changes, air filters, and two sets of wiper blades (I think)....... 2 to 3 hundred maybe.

If you are interested in a lower priced alternative, RWD car that falls in between a Lexus and BMW in terms of driver feel, the Infinity should be considered (IMO).

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I had a brand new 2005 g35 for 5 months, it was a total lemon... hesitation problems, issues with the transmission, a horible creaking of the front fender rubbing the first body panel when it was hot out, and it isnt anywhere near as fast as the 335i... basically, I hated the car so bad, I did everything I could to get out of the lease... finally found someone to do a lease trade with me... I waited 9 months with no car because i was waiting for the 335...
similar story as mine, but it was with an FX45, I have never hated a car this much in my life, no more Nissan/Infiniti for me.
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I have heard according to recent reports that Nissan sales are taking serious hit due to the reliabilty issues.

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According to which reports? The G has traditionally been very good in reliability; check the "reports".
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i had a large number of problems with my 350z but never mentioned them here before because this is a bmw forum. i guess i dont understand why this thread was posted.
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What reports are you talking of.

Iam talking of what has been reported to NHTSA not of some opinion polls or surveys for G35 vs BMW 3.

As far as Niisan sales figures they are 19% down for the month of June 2006.

Here is link http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...03/013598.html


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Well to discuss predicted reliabilty of upcoming G35 vs upcoming 335i sedan. Keeping in mind there reliability history. I dont understand what is so hard to understand .


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Frankly, the truth is that the Japanese companies are not as reliable as people think, and the German companies are not as unreliable as people think. I'd be willing to bet that they're actually quite close.

People are biased. If something fails in a German car, that simply strengthens their opinion that they're badly built. If something fails in a Japanese car, they ignore it as a fluke.
YES! Plus the press never makes a big deal outta Toyota recalls, despite that every single Toyota model has been affected by some kind of recall within the first 7 months of the calendar year (Jan-July '06). And many of them are major safety issues, like a stuck accelerator pedal on the RXs, steering column issues in many Toyotas, recalls on the first batch of Camrys, the list goes on.

Our '96 Lexus has too many problems for us to spend $ to fix it. $2100 for a new steering rack?! $750 for valve cover gasket?! Good thing it's going next year! (I'm hoping nothing else goes wrong until then......but I'm eyeing the passenger window regulator and the transmission )
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I think this thread serves a pretty good purpose for all those who try to compare BMW's with Nissan(Infiniti), Toyota(Lexus), Honda(Acura).... Good Job!

Maybe we should create a section to publicize the recalls and problems with all those cars!
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