by h_la on Oct 28, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have loved my FX.
It's sporty and super capable.
My problem is with their build quality and customer service.
Infiniti used sub par material on their dashes and they bubble in the heat.
It looks terrible, like a rash on the whole dashboard.
Infiniti replaced it once 3 years ago.
It was a recall but my service rep said he was doing it as a favor (and suggested his favorite brand of whiskey, which I unwittingly bought him as thanks).
When this same problem occurred again 3 years later Infiniti says that it's no longer under warranty even though the warranty on the dash was changed to 8 years (and this one is only 3 years old).
I can't stand to look at it now. DO NOT BUY INFINITI.
by mike005 on May 4, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I love this car. It's nice, fast, and fully loaded. BUT, buyer beware---These cars have a notorious "rattle" when starting the car, and it CAN'T be fixed; I know because I've spent thousands trying. This rattle is a problem with all Infiniti & Nissan vehicles that use this same motor. It makes your ride sound like total garbage. AND, the seats fall apart. They used a very poor quality piece along the edges of the seats that literally fall apart, and will cost you about $300 to fix, per seat. AND, the trim on the outside looks horrible after a few years; about $500 per door to fix ($2k total). AND the brakes have issues that can't be fixed.
by billyp14 on Mar 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti FX35 AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I've had this car since 04' and it's still going. Had a few things done by the dealership due to faulty dash board and engine rockers. Only issue I seem to be having now is door actuators not working. These are little things that are bound to happen over years of having a car. It's been a good car to me and one of the best cars I've owned out of the 5 I've had. Ride is rough and can be a bit irritating especially after a long day. Changed the OEM tires to Yokohama Paradas and the ride is a lot smoother. All in all I'm happy I bought it.
All models receive minor suspension revisions, an air filtration system and an eight-way power front passenger seat. New options include chrome plating for the 20-inch wheels and a snow mode for added traction in slippery conditions.