Flawed Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel Design - 2007 Infiniti G35 Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Infiniti G35: Flawed Tilt/Telescopic Steering Wheel Design

June 04, 2007

Tilt and telescopic steering wheels are amongst my favorite features in today's automobiles. It doesn't seem like much, but if I can't find a comfortable driving position in a car it limits the fun of being behind the wheel. Our G35 has both adjustment features, but they don't work like I expected.

My beef isn't with the telescoping aspect of the wheel... It's with the tilt. In most other designs the cluster remains stationary when the steering column is adjusted. In the G35, the design of the tilt is such that the instrument cluster pivots with the steering column. So if the wheel is blocking my view of the gauges in one position, it's blocking them in all positions.

This problem won't affect all drivers, but it does me. And I don't care for it.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Assistant - 5,371 miles

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