This version of the Infiniti G was our top-rated car in its class. Quick, agile and sporty, the pleasantly refined driver’s car rides comfortably. However, both the cockpit and the rear seat are snug. The trunk is also small. The all-wheel-drive version of the car is just as good as the rear-wheel drive model (which we also tested) with but a slight loss of fuel economy (and a higher price).
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags.
Road Test

This version of the Infiniti G was our top-rated car in its class. Quick, agile and sporty, the pleasantly refined driver’s car rides comfortably. However, both the cockpit and the rear seat are snug. The trunk is also small. The all-wheel-drive version of the car is just as good as the rear-wheel drive model (which we also tested) with but a slight loss of fuel economy (and a higher price). A more powerful 3.7-liter V6 and a seven-speed automatic transmission were introduced for 2009. The displacement change informed a nomenclature revision to G37.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (306 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (330 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Infiniti G owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"The calipers and brakes need work every year and are very expensive, and require both sides to be repaired."

Jason W., WI (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"have to be replaced too often"

S F., ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"car is hard on brakes. typically replaced brakes at 20K intervals even when using high quality ceramic pads. Two separate wheels had caliper failures and had to replace rotors as a consequence of the issues with calipers"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"Caliper frozen causing unequal pad wear"

Paul S., MA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.7-L V6)

"Hose going to caliper collapsed causing caliper to get hot enough to melt the seals. Driver side rear"

Anonymous, CT (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers side rear caliper got stuck and had to be replaced"

James W., MN (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"The right rear caliper stuck on the disc causing the car to shudder/vibrate, and overheating the disc. Repairs cost $157"

James M., VA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake wobble. Dealer replaced brake shoes and resurfaced the rotors."

N H., CT (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"front brakes underwent routine brake pad replacement"

William W., MD (2008 Infiniti G Sport)

"Very expensive to repair"

S F., ON (2008 Infiniti G 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Great car. Powerful engine but the brakes wear out rather quickly. Urban myth says engine too powerful for the braking system"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors and calipers have to be changed far too often"

S F., ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes needed replacement again - frequent issue"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"I thought front brace replacement inn 25K miles wss too soon. Should have later longer. I'm not a brake pedal tapper"

Anonymous, WA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes wear every 30,000 miles on this car"

Mike T., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"I needed new rotors and pads after 30,000 miles. The rplacement set I used is still going strong after close to another 70,000 miles"

Stephen D., ME (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp easily - Replaced with aftermarket rotors cross drilled and ventilated which helps"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"The breaks need to be fully replaced every 15,000 to 20,000 miles on the car"

Steve B., RI (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Not nearly as serious as brake issues with my old 2003 G35 but I spend more on brakes with this car than with any other brands of cars I have owned in the past few years"

Peter B., ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Rotors

"Have to have replaced too often in my opinion"

S F., ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were worn down to replacement thickness. Standard wear, according to the repair shop. The worn rotors caused the vibration when braking from high speed"

Dave B., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

"A rotor was seizing creating pad wear. necessitated replcing both rear pads and rotaor for several hundred dollars. This is the first repai o this car."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Same as last statement"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"repeated warping"

Anonymous, GA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Car rumbles when brakes are applied, telling me the rotors need turning or replacement. Same problem about 15k miles ago"

Kenneth H., MD (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be replaced due to brake pads being worn out. I may have waited too long to replace the rear brake pads"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"I've put two or three sets of rotors on the car. It seems Inifinti (Nissan) has a way to build a good lasting car but the brake system, rotors and pads tend to wear quickly and can only be turned maybe twice before you have to put a new set on. Its a"

David P., KY (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors warp on a regular basis, causing pulsing in the brakes necessitating expensive replacement. Dealer says there is no fix to this well known Infiniti problem. There does not appear to be an aftermarket fix either"

John L., ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"Since buying the vehicle in October, 2007, my G37S brakes habitually squeal when the car is in reverse. I have been told by multiple mechanics that this is a problem endemic to Infiniti vehicles. For a $48,000 vehicle, chronically squealing brakes are not only unacceptable, they're embarrassing"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Noise from the breaks comes and goes, I have had work done on the brakes done at least three times"

Thomas C., AZ (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

"had to replace brakes with 50% good pads to stop squalling also had strong pull to r after new brakes but dealer could not find cause and it only did it one day"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"One brake was squeaking at 90,000 miles. Replaced brake pads on all wheels"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Uneven tire ware. Alignment was way off"

Donald M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Our only complaint about this car is with less than 50K miles on it we had to have the front end rebuilt. The mechanic said he had owned an Infinity G35 coupe and had the same problem."

Michael S., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering fluid leak.. Great car repair service, Ashland tire, told me to add small amount of fluid when needed."

James B., IL (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"high pressure hose leaked"

Peter D., TX (2008 Infiniti G 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Loss of power steering and elec. accessories due to serpentine belt falling off. Replaced belt, pulley, tensioner. Paid of out pocket at the dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Replaced front shocks"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"worn out"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G)

"Replaced shocks & struts myself for $355 parts plus $212 for dealer to realign and adjust steering angle sensor."

Michael M., TX (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

"Strut was leaking fluid and wasn't functioning properly. I barely noticed it, my son brought it up by saying that the suspension seemed dead on one side. Upon examination the leaky strut was fairly obvious. The pair of struts, on both sides were replaced and all has been good."

Anonymous, (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"A sway bar failed"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack is leaking oil."

Anonymous, MA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering pump and rack and pinion failure resulted in power steering fluid completely leaking out of the system. This required replacing the entire rack and pinion system."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"During last service visit, dealer informed me the linkage has a leak that will need to be repaired at some point. Did not need immediate attention"

William H., TX (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"when braking steering wheel will shake as you apply pressure to breaks"

David S., VA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Passenger front wheel bearing has gone bad ~$1000 to have fixed"

David S., VA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"both front bearings needed to be replaced. contributing factor was aftermarket wheels"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"worn bearings"

John F., PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearings began to make a whining noise. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Broken wheel bearing"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G)

"worn out"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G)

"I noticed vibration in the steering wheel when driving at speeds above 50-60 mph. The Infiniti service department tested the car an determined that the front & rear wheel bearings made excessive noise & needed to be replaced. The hub assembly for a"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Both left and right front wheel bearings failed ar an $800 cost each, with only one covered by warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"The wheel bearings on the left front tire wore out"

Jason A., NY (2008 Infiniti G 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"sun roof gutter gets clogged and leaks. I also had a leak in the dash area"

Michael P., VA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.7-L V6)

"Problem with water leakage from the overhead window. Also, leakage from within the body of the car that has been difficult to manage and caused a smelly water logged interior."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"engine overheated and radiator elbow failed due to lost fluid"

Anonymous, NH (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"The interior of the car especially the carpeting becomes saturated with water when the car is exposed to,rain. Although I have twice taken the car in for repairs the problem persists"

Mike H., PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaked into the passenger side foot well from improper installation of windscreen"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Since 2008 the windows leak water. Wheather I'm washing her myself at home with a water hose or just driving down the road - water leaks onto the floorboard and tweeters in door (those have ruined)"

Lee B., MS (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seals around windshield that caused a leak in front passenger side of car - dealership was prompt in fixing the leak and there was not any damage. 27 point inspection, replaced transmission and differential service"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G)

"wind/ road noise"

Don M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Leakage from overhead sun window that was difficult to fix with multiple tries to repair."

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"I hear rattle from the hood and inside the car. This started happening in the last year (10 years after the purchase)"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle on underside when traveling slow speed over bumpy road surface that service department has not been able to identify."

Jack H., MN (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks are more evident in the controls console around the instrumentation. It's just age. But it's mildly annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"driver window SQUEEKS then door is opened"

Don M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Rattle that I cannot pinpoint coming from behind dash"

Anonymous, TN (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Constant squeaking noise when rolling over bumps coming from the driver's side left wheel well area (near fuse box, hood release, etc.). I brought it to two mechanics that added foam tape but could not stop the squeak."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Rattling noise from passenger side of engine compartment. Dealer said it wasn't critical to engine function. They compared my engine noise to the sound of another equivalent mileage vehicle and could not pinpoint. Concluded it was in exhaust system"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Some pieces are becoming loose or falling off. Example I infinity letters on trunk"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"the cup holder broke"

Ben A., NJ (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"there is an epoxy coating on the wheel and door trim. It is very easily scratched. Since the plastic beneath is light gray, it looks awful when it is exposed. They should have used a more scratch resistant coating or just installed a black molding. Front dashboard panel has cracked due to weathering"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

"The dashboard plastic has a manufacturing defect that has caused it to crack and discolor. All other pieces of interior plastic are just fine. The problem does not impact the use of the vehicle."

Steven S., TX (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.7-L V6)

"Dashboard cracking and stickiness problem began 3 years ago. Infiniti will not repair it even though Nissan lost a class action lawsuit on their cars of the same year for the same problem. Nissan Altimas get a new dash for free."

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Roof paint had some sort of chemical reaction causing paint to crust and turn color. Also on pillar between doors has had similar problem."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Grab areas near the front door interiors - paint rubbed off and left bare metal. Dealer wanted about $400 to replace parts on each side. Rear doors seldom used, but would probably wear similarly. Wear was evident with about three years."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G)

"Paint on the front grille, front bumper is flaking off the vehicle; headlight enclosure has fogged over; as the car ages, the paint job seems increasingly prone to chipping"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is bubbling. Certain trim parts scratch very easy and have started to crack"

James P., UT (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on hood show chipping and is excessive"

Thomas N., TX (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"The paint job does not match the luxury of the car or its name. It is faded in several areas, chips on the inside, uneven all-over color, takes nothing to chip the paint while driving"

Erin O., AL (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Hood area in particular became faded in spots. This is a 12-year old car, so a simple respray resolved this issue."

Anonymous, NY (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"minor rust spots where spoiler meets the trunk, and under chrome strip near the rear-view camera lens"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Vehicle would you get locked in park. A new part had to be ordered from Infiniti to correct the problem."

Don F., AZ (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.7-L V6)

"When put in Drive it sometimes fails to actually engage Drive (seems to be in Neutral); need to do it again to solve problem. Occasionally downshifts 2 gears when 1 would be adequate. Rough shifting occasionally"

Peter B., ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Started but could not change transmission into drive"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"After clutch and slave cylinder were replaced, the transmission made growling noise. Transmission was replaced and noise remained. Original transmission then re-installed. Noise persists and cause is still unknown."

Virginia V., OK (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"The clutch pedal would lose pressure after driving for several minutes without shifting gears (e.g., highway driving). Pumping the clutch several times would restore pressure"

David L., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Clutch engagement point shifts. Had the fluid flushed and this improved the situation but it's still occurring"

Justin F., NM (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Rough shifting

"very sloppy gear changes from 1st 2nd, and 3rd gear under acceleration"

Kirk M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"I just filled this section in three drop boxes ago."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Warning light indication only"

Don F., AZ (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Trans would hang up in gear and shifted very sloppily, taking well over a second to shift from 1st to 2nd gear under acceleration"

Kirk M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission was slipping and I couldn't get the car going after it stopped. The radiator had an internal leak causing transmission fluid to be sucked out of transmission and into engine. Found transmission fluid mixed with engine coolant. Had to replace radiator assembly and thermostat, flush cooling system, flush transmission fluid our of transmission pan. Cost was $3,400. Plus the towing to the Infiniti dealer."

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"About 2 years ago my cruise control would start randomly disengaging. Every has looked at it and says they don't know what to do to fix it. It will just turn itself off and no allow you to rest it"

Lee B., MS (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Gauges

"Back lighting has failed. Will cost `$1500 to repair gauge module"

A K., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Gauge lights flicker on and off ocasionally"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"lighting of gauges flickers, switch on and off, some of these lights will not turn on at all"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"A light bulb that illuminates part of the instrument panel burned out. It is soldered on and not replaceable so the entire gauge cluster ($800 plus labor) has to be replaced"

Aaron O., NM (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Car door push button electronic lock sometimes quit working on drivers side but then some weeks later worked again"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"works most of the time but sometimes does not sense my key fob until I press buttons"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"The key-less entry system works until the automatic piece in the drivers side door wont operate correctly. I guess you can only cycle it so many times before it wears out? I have to unlock my door with the key in the key-fob....Its a hassle when it d"

David P., KY (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"The driver's door lock has stopped working"

Brian M., TX (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Have had twp tire pressure monitors go out in the last 15 months. The first time it was misdiagnosed at the dealer as tire wear"

Mike T., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Tire sensor keeps breaking. Too expensive ($150) to keep replacing. Now ignoring TPMS light."

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Both catalytic converters failed. 1st one under warrantee 2nd one just out of warrantee and Nissan refused to replace under warrantee. Will not buy Nissan again. Cost over $1000 to repair."

William F., NC (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Warrantee covered failure of internal part in catalytic convertor"

William F., CT (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacing as it somehow prevented the gas tank from filling up"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"The fuel gauge is completely inaccurate now. One or both of the fuel sending units needs to be replaced, but I have not done so because of the cost. Cleaning the copper contacts on the fuel sending units fixes the problem temporarily. I just use the trip odometer as a rough estimate of how much fuel I have remaining."

David L., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"The car idles at very low RPM, almost causing the engine to stop. The dealer has been unable to identify the problem. The throttle body has been cleaned."

David L., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"SES light illuminated due to Fuel Injection system. Delivered to dealer for inspection and service which took two days. Light returned with high RPMs a week after and corrected itself during that week. Top Tier fuel was used through all vehicle life"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"The engine sometimes idles too low, causing it to die. I've had the throttle body cleaned and it did not correct the issue. The dealer recommended reprogramming the engine computer but was unsure if this would correct the issue."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Fuel pump

"It was leaking. Dealer told me it needed to be replaced."

Kim P., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

"I smelled fuel in the cabin. It was getting bad. There was a fuel leak that could have gotten dangerous. It precipitated changing the fuel pump. All good now."

Kim P., CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Due to its age, the car has a series of very small cracks/leaks in the catalytic converters. This are causing the sensors to come on."

Anonymous, (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch replacement is discussed under with Hydraulics in previous section."

Virginia V., OK (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"Slave clutch cylinder made out of plastic, 2nd failure fo the same part"

Anonymous, TX (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Clutch clipping in reverse. Had transmission rebuilt"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G)

"Tranmission reverse went out 900 miles from home with 120,000 miles on the car. We were able to get home. They wanted 9,400 to install a new transmission. No rebuilts are available. The dealership made me an offer of 5,000 installed as I had main"

John A., MI (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Car required a full replacement transmission due to slipping that could not be repaired"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Reverse gera failure. Total replacement required at 103,000K"

Anonymous, OH (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"The transmission,cold, would "Ëœjump' kept getting worse"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission slipping especially in reverse"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G X Unsure)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Both left and right converters had to be replaced"

Frank S., NH (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic Converter Core is loose and creates a tumbling sounds while at idle"

David P., MA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)

"One of the 4 catalytic converters is performing below specs resulting in service light."

Anonymous, NC (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The rattling got on my nerves but did not affect how the muffler worked. I finally decided to replace it to get rid of the rattle."

Skip H., OR (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)

"The rattling heat shield continues because the cost to fix it is exorbitant."

Jorge T., FL (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"rattles on startup. requires new muffler. needs muffler replacement"

Madeline L., AZ (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.7-L V6)
Muffler

"Loose baffles in muffler. Will rattle at times"

Anonymous, LA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Gas fueling pump indicates gas tank is full, however when I start the car, the gas gauge only indicates car is 1/2 full"

Kenneth H., MD (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"The engine sometimes idles too low, causing it to die. The dealer recommended cleaning the throttle body but this did not fix the issue. The dealer then recommended reprogramming the engine computer but wasn't sure if this would correct the issue."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"engine clatters while idling"

Anonymous, UT (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"Coolant leak caused the engine to over heat and the engine shutdown with a jerk."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"seal wasn't replaced properly after oil change at local establishment. dealer fixed problem"

Anonymous, NY (2008 Infiniti G 3.5-L V6)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"Couldn't refill the gas tank. Infiniti wanted to charge $500 to implement what was earlier in its life a TSB that hadn't been performed on the car. During this visit they replaced a faulty EGR filter or valve for $450 which solved the refilling problem so the $500 TSB fix was never done."

Anonymous, MD (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"The battery failed and needed replacement by the dealer"

Gus D., MI (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"When vehicle is in accessory mode, the battery will drain completely after 25 minutes. This requires a jump start to get the vehicle going again"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"The car drains the battery is not used regularly. A few times we have been away on holidays (or just not used it) only to try and start it and was completely dead. One time it started, we drove it on the highway into city for 25 minutes, stopped for a visit for about 2 hours, when tried to start again to go home , completely dead again and had to boost. First time this happened we bought a new battery thinking it was just old. But happened again on a newer battery. Was told the car has a lot of electronics that keep using up battery life while car is not running so I need to make sure I drive it more often to keep the battery charged."

Anonymous, AB (2008 Infiniti G Base Unsure)
Electronic ignition

"Three years ago, we replaced the left mass airflow sensor for half of the engine cylinders. This time, the right mass airflow sensor failed after 8 years of ownership"

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"The starter failed and needed to tow it to dealership 100 miles away to have the starter replaced"

Gus D., MI (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Weak starting indicated problem. Received quote from dealer for $750. Took vehicle to a highly rated Japanese car repair specialist (non-dealer) who correctly diagnosed failing starter and repaired using same OEM part as dealer and replaced lower radiator hose for $500. Quality of work was definitely superior to dealer. Absolutely no issues following repair."

Anonymous, (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"After 150,000 miles the A/C compressor failed. Was not upset that it failed given the vehicle is located in South Florida, and the A/C is on virtually every day. Pleased I was able to get this much mileage out of it"

Vincent T., FL (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"Compressor clutch failed. Entire compressor assembly had to be replaced for $1300"

Grant E., MN (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)

"It needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, PA (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"compressor failed and as a result of the design of the climate system additional costs were required for radiator replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"The AC doesn't cool when idling. The dealer repaired but it has broken again"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Sport)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"seal broke and water leaks into the cabin causing major condensation and a mildew smell"

Franklin S., MO (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

"Front driver door gasket is loose and needs replacement"

Michael S., NC (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Right side Hood latch doesn't lock reliably, causing a gap on that side. Left and center latches are firm and keep hood from popping up, so driving is still safe."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.7-L V6)

"front driver side door lock would freeze during winter after the car was washed, making it impossible to lock or unlock the door. use of lock de-icer, or warming the lock with a hair dryer would help"

Anonymous, ON (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"I think that one of the areas admitting water is through the sunroof, but also through the engine area into the front drivers seat floor area"

Mike H., PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen goes blank

"A small portion of the screen displaying RPM's and speed intermittently goes blank and then back on."

Anonymous, GA (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)

"On board computer screen (controls radio, back up camera, and navigation) Goes blank and radio loses all memory and settings are lost"

Robert M., CA (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Loses track of where I am; gives me directions from adjoining streets, recalculating route frequently. Also, map display rotates counterclockwise on occasion"

Anonymous, IL (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Radio shifts to CD or Aux on its own several times when the car is first started."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G)

"Radio turns off and switches to Auxillary several times when car has recently started."

Anonymous, CA (2008 Infiniti G Journey Unsure)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Differential bushing wore out causing loud clunk when accelerating. This simple part failure cost $1600 to repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.7-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Replace noisy front wheel bearing"

M H., PA (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"IDPM module failed which runs the a/c compressor"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G X 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"crankshaft mounts needed replacement engine sensors malfunctioned"

Anonymous, MD (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Oil leak, head gasket replaced, approximately $1000"

Anonymous, KY (2008 Infiniti G Base 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"gasket in engine failed needing to replace timing chains and water pump"

Roy S., MA (2008 Infiniti G Sport)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"Short two-piece hose from engine to heater core leaking at plastic connector. Very poor design and almost impossible to access. Dealer charged $400 to install $40 in parts then installed replacement part backward using non-OEM clamps. Forced to return to dealer and demand corrections to the repair."

Anonymous, (2008 Infiniti G Journey 3.5-L V6)
Cooling fan

"Had to replace 2 cooling fans. I think. Might have been pumps but I think it was 2 fans"

Anonymous, FL (2008 Infiniti G Sport 3.5-L V6)
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