Service Notice on Brakes

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Service Notice on Brakes

Postby rydwhite » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

I just got a service notice in the mail yesterday from Infiniti regarding the brakes on the G. It is just to let everyone know that they are going to replace or turn warped rotors for no cost to the owner and at owners request or when needed, for I believe 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. There has evidently been some complaints about the brakes wearing too quickly and rotor warping.

I think this effort on the part of Infiniti is great and shows just how well ran of a company they are. They noticed that there is a problem or may be a problem and they have made a decision to correct it without any cost to the car owner. This is what a car company is supposed to do.

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Postby Sack35 » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

Quote »for not cost at owners expense[/quote]

Dude - clarify for us? I assume you mean "for no cost to owner", no?

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Postby rydwhite » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

Yeah, sorry about that. The post has been edited to make sense now, I hope.

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Postby Sack35 » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

Now I get it. I have to agree - Infiniti does a great job supporting their products.

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Now that's what I'm talk'n about

Postby DenverG35c » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

Thanks to Infiniti for doing the right thing. This is the kind of company that I was led to believe I was dealing with.

See my post on the Z upgrades.

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Postby Micah » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

Does the letter specify if the problem is with the Brembos or with the regular Nissan brakes?

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Postby NISTECH » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

No it will cover all brake systems. The maxima had a similar deal white the A33. What nissan/infiniti stress when doing a rotate or any other work that involves removing wheels is torquing the wheels to spec when putting them back on. meaning do not use an impact gun. We all know shops dont do that. The techs are flat rate in most cases which means torquing the wheel would slow them down. The problem is obviously they are using a lower grade metal for the rotors and they are more susceptible to warpage from heat. Warpage is typically caused by heat from heavy/frequent brake applications.

On the 350Z and G35 they have the VDC(vehicle dynamic control) function which can apply the brakes when conditions require it. Well these cars are intended to be driven hard so the VDC it working quite frequently causeing the heat in the rotor. It has been mentioned at nissan headquarters that the Z has been seen wearing out brake pads in as little as 8000 miles. Thats not a good thing especially when nissan quality pads run over 50 bones.

Just some food for thought.

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Postby DenverG35c » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

I don't think it does cover Brembo's because my letter says, "...your G35 sedan or automatic equiped G35 coupe..." That would seem to rule out 6MTs.

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Postby NISTECH » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

check on the infiniti's web site if you got a letter there should be a bulletin up on there site now with model specific vehicles covered.

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Postby rydwhite » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:56 am

If you check the TSB sticky, I am pretty sure that there was info there as well as to specify which are covered.


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