FX35 issues with higher mileage to look for?

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FX35 issues with higher mileage to look for?

Postby biggie » Wed Nov 10, 2021 12:21 pm

Hi Guys.

Looking for daughter's first car. Was looking at Rogue and some other Nissan small SUVs, but the CVT and those owners never changing the CVT fluid have pushed me more to the EX/FX.

Most of what I'm seeing in price range are first or second gen FX with around 100k miles and up to 140k miles. Any specific issues to look for or maintenance that should have been done? Would assume timing belt is needed on the 3.5L by around 100k miles? I've had a couple 3.5Ls (G35 and Pathfinder) but never had them get to 100k miles.


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Re: FX35 issues with higher mileage to look for?

Postby biggie » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:51 am

Not much traffic here I guess, but as an update we picked up a '09 with 123k and all options (that I know of).

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Re: FX35 issues with higher mileage to look for?

Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:38 am

Biggie the FX35 shares so many mechanicals with the G35 that for all intents and purposes strengths and weaknesses can be expected to be the same.
So when perusing the G35 forums short of some leaking gaskets at high miles ( above 150k) there isnt much that jumps out.

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Re: FX35 issues with higher mileage to look for?

Postby biggie » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:41 am

PalmerWMD wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:38 am
Biggie the FX35 shares so many mechanicals with the G35 that for all intents and purposes strengths and weaknesses can be expected to be the same.
So when perusing the G35 forums short of some leaking gaskets at high miles ( above 150k) there isnt much that jumps out.
Ok thanks. This one was maintained at the local dealership and bought it from them, so they knew everything done to it and nothing is needed right now. Just waiting on them to replace steering column motor and fix a dent on the front corner.


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