2007 Infiniti G35 Sport: Excuse Me Sir, You've Got A Flat
October 15, 2007
This weekend I learned two very important things about our 2007 Infiniti G35 Sport. First I learned that the sedan's low tire pressure warning system works as advertised. And then I learned that the G35 does not have a full size spare.
Gratefully, that spare proved very easy to access, as did the car's jack, lug wrench and other assorted necessities for the wheel and tire swap.
I also feel lucky that I was able to do the job in my driveway and not by the side of the road. This is not because the Infiniti has run-flats and I was able to drive home. Instead it was luck, pure luck. The low pressure light came on just as I was arriving home from a 150 mile round trip.
The car's driver's side rear tire had picked up a screw and needs replacing. It's a Bridgestone Potenza RE 050A sized 245/45R18 96W. But replacing it is proving difficult. The Firestone store we tried on Sunday didn't have one and this morning the guys at Stokes Tire in Santa Monica (our home town) told us it needs to be ordered from out of state. It'll be here Thursday.
Until then the G is parked. We'll let you know how much the new shoe cost us later in the week.
Scott Oldham, Edmunds.com Editor-in-Chief @ 10,937 miles