The M35 is among our top-rated sedans. It features a powerful V6 engine, sporty handling, and a comfortable ride. The interior is quiet, opulent, and roomy. The driver-interaction system is easy to use. Its lane-departure warning system provides alerts when the car strays from its path, which is of particular benefit to fatigued drivers.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Infiniti M 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Dash lights come on intermittently indicating ABS may not be working"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"computer problem"

Brahm S., QC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Had a frozen calliper that required replacement"

Craig F., NJ (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Caliper on rear of car seized and would not release"

Anonymous, TN (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Calipers rusted causing them.to clamp.down on brake pads. Calipers and pads had to be replaced for approximately $700. First repairs done on car with 100,000 miles on it"

Dave F., TN (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Not sure what happened here. I reported a grinding noise and was told that rear caliper was frozen. Cost to repair $800.00. Wasn't happy. Car is 10 yrs old with 188K miles and is beginning to cost me at least $1,500.00 every time service is due"

J W., CT (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"master brake cylinder froze"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"The caliper froze due to corrosion and dirt collected"

Kevin L., BC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"I've needed to replace rear brake calipers multiple times over the past 3 years due to them seizing up."

Hedges D., IN (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"The caliper seized on the rotor of driver side rear brake. After replacing them there is still a clicking sound occasionally when shifting into gear from P. Tried adding lubricant to the pad shim, but only works when the lubricant remains wet."

Kevin L., BC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake pad/disc needing replacement-worn out"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

"Parking brake on driver's side totally failed resulting in car not being drivable. Entire brake had to be replaced"

Ruth W., MO (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

""regular" in that regular wear out/not really failure per se"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"In August 2019 the brakes needed to be pressed aggressively in order to stop. It was driven for about 3 weeks after the problem was identified and it was taken to my mechanic to repair."

Anonymous, GA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Rotors

"They wear and rust which causes pulsing. This is the second complete break replacement in 31000 kms"

Al B., BC (2006 Infiniti M M45 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors were turned down, again by former dealership. Infiniti of Concord advised I turn down my rotors again which I rejected"

Richard F., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"2 front rotors warped"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"Noise when I would break"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Squeaking

"Front right brake was clicking when turning. Second occurrence. Appears to be issue with brake rotor dust cover tolerance when some dirt and rust accumulates."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

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

"The alignment goes off constantly"

Phil G., OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Front right ball joint went bad after aprox 80,000 miles"

Peter C., NH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced one side, now need to replace other side, tried to get dealer to absorb some costs, they refused"

Brahm S., QC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Noise"

Brahm S., QC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"Steering began to feel a bit more vague, unusual for this car. Then left front began to squawk with suspension travel"

R B., WA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"Leaking high pressure hose cost $1,000 to replace at the dealer"

Martin B., TX (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"macpherson struts went bad. Replaced at BIG expense. and had aligned. Fixed the problem. Was told by dealer that the struts hardly ever go bad"

G I., NJ (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced at 98000"

R B., WA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"The Shock Absorbers have been replaced several times"

Phil G., OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Slight sag rear springs necessitating replacement to allow proper rear wheel alignment."

Anonymous, OR (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Intermittent turn interruption. Power steering rack leaded oil. Had to replace entire rack assembly for $2500"

Jerome O., IL (2006 Infiniti M M35 X)

"wants to pull the wheel out of your hands on uneven road surfaces, (tramlining)"

Glen O., NS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"noise"

Brahm S., QC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Keeps losing tire pressure, air needed once every 5 weeks in a tire. May be the hubcaps i've heard."

Anonymous, DC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"The right front wheel bearing started rumbling. I was dismayed at the cost to replace it,.......nearly $400 !!"

Bill J., ME (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Just had to replace right front wheel bearing after 80500 miles. Seems to be a very short mileage for this part to wear out"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Inexplicable problem with sealed left front bearing leading expensive repairs"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converters for both banks failed causing engine to die while driving on the highway. Towed. Cost would have been over $3k but complained to Infiniti and they covered most of the cost"

Alan D., TN (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"tail pipes just after muffler rusted clear through"

John B., IL (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Muffler

"had to replace both sides"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Muffler replacement would be an excessive labor charge as rear axle needed to be R&R to change mufflers"

Linda G., NS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Airbag control module replaced under recall about one year ago. We are now experiencing an airbag warning light and need the module replaced again but they do not appear to be readily available."

Achalan M., BC (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"recall"

James G., WA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Ramada recall on passenger side airbag, ended up cracking the console"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"takada airbag recall"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"This is a very useful feature only when it works. When it fails like mine. It cost a lot to fix. I am sure it goes with other brands. With mine, it is a dealership item. My friendly mechanic even though was able to diagnose the faulty parts. He was not able to correct it as the new parts require calibration by laser and computer. The job cost me CA$2,900 paid partly by Ext. Warr. (80%)."

Kevin L., BC (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Govern the recall"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"had to replace from catalytic converter back on both sides"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"The welds on the back of the rear muffler rust through although the pipe is still good. A midas shop said all Nissan cars do this. It's a production problem they don't seem lnterested in fixing"

Al B., BC (2006 Infiniti M M45 3.5-L V6)

"Rust and separation"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Flanges to two mufflers rusted out due to retaining water"

Ronald B., MA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"rusted through clamps"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"engine sensor failure, which cause dthe car to stop when it reached a slow speed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine knocks/pings. May be a stuck lifter. Don't know if it is serious. Shop was to look at it, but did not"

J S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Engine knock caused by Oil leak."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"I have a small crack in the engine that results in a small leak of oil and therefore have to put in a qt or 2 of oil every month or so"

Robert M., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"upper oil pan leakage"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leak detected when having an oil change. Seals had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace two seals"

Richard S., FL (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Seals on engine block that correspond with sensors on engine. Had been leaking prior to Valve cover replacement but became much more noticeably leaky after valve covers were replaced"

Arthur S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Oil pan has hairline crack"

Edward K., TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"The oil level gets low in what seems to be a relatively short time frame and this seems to cause other problems such as rattles"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Infiniti M)

"Car is old and beginning to smell oil leaks. It's not leaking enough that I need to fill it w oil all the time just that I smell the oil leaking"

Anonymous, (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Oil seal on the dip stick failed after routine maintenance."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaks from valve covers. Have to replace because they are plastic and warp."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-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

"Trim on the hood is disintegrating and headlights are becoming blind"

Martin N., MB (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"cracks in dashboard material"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"cracked rubber seal on drivers door"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Loose interior headliner"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Drivers door seal has deteriorated and needs to be replaced"

Wayne L., OR (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Front bumper paint cracked and peeled significantly. Dealer did repaint it at "their cost" which was $400"

Craig F., NJ (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"clear coat failure on trunk, outside mirrors"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Clear coat peeling off"

John K., GA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"paint peeling by sunroof and on front and rear bumpers"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Appears that the clear coat is flaking off"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Rust on bumper"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Small patches of rust on both rear wheel wells. Also noticed severe rust on subframe under carriage."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 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

"AC Compressor clutch wore out. Replaced AC Compressor and Condenser plus refrigerant"

Arthur S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"AC not working. Compressor had to be replaced. Expensive part"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"failed and was replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"A/C compressor failed and needed to be replaced"

James H., TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"ceased up"

Martin N., MB (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"blower quit working. The challenge is, this 2006 model car has 3 blower options, two of the options apparently have a relay built into the blower, the 3rd option has a relay located in a separate relay/breaker/fuse box compartment. The blower unit was replaced twice by a local mechanic before the car was taken to a infiniti dealer a hour away for a $200 diagnostic test. The test revealed a $17 relay was the cause. This rare, 3rd option cost the mechanic shop 10+ hours of labor, multiple piec"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"condenser failed in normal driving"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"Heat control for driver seat goes off and on in car"

Ronald B., MA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Driver seat cool knob stopped working"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Stopped Working"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"the backup mirror basically don't work. I'm being told I need to replace the motors which are quite expensive."

Anonymous, (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Display screen has a long delay when the car is started and occassionaly will not display"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The bluetooth dvd player that holds all the maps has stopped working. I have not yet taken the time to get it repaired, so I don't know if anything else in the navigation system has also failed"

Gerald W., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"about 75% of the time, my in-dash gps system does not recognize the disk"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"DVD map source drive has failed and thus neither GPS nor voice commands work"

Gerald W., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The FM radio does not work"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"quit working"

Robert S., TN (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Won't start because the firmware requires GPS navigation to work for voice commands to work. Bad design"

Gerald W., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 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

"Leaking radiator"

Richard B., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"front passenger door leaks heavy rain"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Water in the spare tire well as a result of poor rubber seal assembly"

Anonymous, NS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"when you get up to over 55mph the air noise is quite loud. Brought it back when I 1st purchased the car but the fix was not sufficient to correct the problem."

Anonymous, PA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator leak"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"rattle in the exhaust system. Get quite loud at certain RPMs"

Allan M., CO (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaky sound from front left wheel whenever turning left in slow speed"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"DRIVER SEAT FRAME FAILURE - the steel frame on the driver's power seat fractured at a joint. This caused the seat to drop and tilt - risking loss of control because the steering and pedal angles suddenly change. Also, the potential for submarining under the seat lap belt in a collision increased as the seat dropped below minimum design height. As well, the driver's alignment with the airbags was affected. There is a website detailing many occurrences of this failure with Infiniti and Nissan vehicles. Infiniti would not cover repair as a safety item."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"makes squeaking sound upon garage entry, very low speed"

Anonymous, (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 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

12V power plug

"The cig lighter/power plug pulled out/came unattached. Very expensive dealer repair!!!"

James G., WA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights rotate with steering wheel. Motor runs continuosuly. Appears to be common, but can not find how to repair. One shop said motor was $500 to 700 for the part and several hundred to replace. Bought motor on ebay for $20. Haven't figured ou"

J S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Very expensive to change one burned out HID bulb - $380!!. They last 10 years, but are costly and difficult to access"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"Bulbs failed at 10 years old...not bad, expensive to replace"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger headlight did not turn on. Resistor in the passenger headlight was replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Headlights were misaligned and alignment screws did not function. Had to remove both headlight assemblies from car to and take apart one headlight assembly to reattach alignment screws internally."

Ryan F., BC (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Seat bottom with all the electronics collapsed. It cost $1,300.00 to repair. When asked for cause of failure - response was normal wear & tear as car had over 180K miles. Seat was only used to sit in nothing else. I was and still am puzzled"

J W., CT (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"Driver side heated/cooled seat does not work. Never worked since we purchase as a "certified" used car"

Allan M., CO (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"This went out a couple of year ago and isn't reliable."

Anonymous, (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"They had to take the top of the engine off to get to to the areas of concern and we also ended up replacing some components..."

Bob C., CA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)
Cooling fan

"Cooling Fan relay went out. Was a factory Service bulletin. Since the fan was running all the time on high didn't bother to fix till fan quit. By then the FSB which the dealership had denied existed had expired. Because relay was defective replaced R"

Arthur S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Radiator

"Radiator problems caused the car to overheat. Radiator and thermostat were replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator cracked wide open with sudden loss of all coolant; probably resulted from cooling fan failure and major overheating"

Kerry C., TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"I was told that the radiator cracked in the area of the mounting hardware and released coolant causing the steam from under the hood. I could not see where the coolant was leaking from due to covers and other hardware blocking the view of the radiator and hoses."

Roy K., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"After 5 years radiator leaked from top after they did pressure test of some sort"

Edward K., TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Failed where the mounting hardware attaches to the radiator and leaked significant quantity of coolant."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)
Thermostat

"'Service Engine Soon' indicator lit up. Since I had the car serviced a month before, I took it in to the shop to find out what was the problem. Their computer analysis reported thermostat & fan controller to be the problem."

Roy K., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 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)

"check engine lite at 226000 diagnostics shown bad catalytic converter left bank"

Jack L., LA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Catalytic Converter went out, not the biggest deal, it's a life-limited part and held up past the average interval for replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

"PCV valve failed, resulted in excessive oil consumption"

Paul O., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"We discovered a torn air intake boot when we took the car to have a smog check. Had to replace part."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"This past year the second of the two tachometer sensors failed (1st one failed three years ago), which causes the engine to start with difficulty, run improperly, stall at times, and messes up the emission controls. Cost$300 to repair"

Gerald W., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Caused by cracked gaskets, likely due to age and dry environment. Required full assembly replacement, approximately $450."

Dirk A., CO (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

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

"The mechanic said it had to be serviced when the transmission. Was replaced"

Lionel W., IL (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Right front axle went bad due to damaged boot. No aftermarket axles available, so replacement was very expensive (~$800 for part)"

Thomas P., KS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced bearings"

Eric B., KS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"After sitting in the garage for three months the car would not start. After two trips to the dealer the battery needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-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)

"We have had three batteries in the last 6 years. They last about 24-26 months and then die. We have a 7-year warranty with free replacement within 24 months. We have received one free battery and one at a reduced (pro-rated) cost"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer replaced battery failed after 2 years. It had a 60 month warranty."

Roy K., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"This is the third battery since we bought the car. Seems fairly normal"

Arthur S., CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 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

"Engine had carboned up and started losing oil as a result. Forensic disassembly found severe gumming of overhead valve assembly. We had been using mid range gas instead of recommended Hi test. This was possibly the cause of the problem"

Anonymous, NS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"It was burning oil and My teenage son Didn't add oil"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Infiniti M M35 Unsure)

"Oil scraper rings wore out prematurely causing the car to use oil at an ever increasing rate. in the long run even switching from 5/30 to 10/40 wasn't a permanent fix it just slowed it down. By the time we switched out the engine for another one oil use was one quart per 500 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

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

Seat controls - movement

"Drivers seat has movement upon breaking or accelerating"

Glen O., NS (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"drainage channels repeatedly blocked by mold growth resulting in water leaking into interior"

Anonymous, LA (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof has leaked when going through hi pressure touchless car washes. Does not leak when driving in rain or foul weather. No problem when car is washd by hand ( 98 % of time) . Slight rattle going over certain bumps."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Front wheel drive transmission had to be replaced. It was falling out of the car"

Lionel W., IL (2006 Infiniti M M35 X 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission failed without warning"

Chris B., TX (2006 Infiniti M M45 4.5-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Transmission computer

"Valve body and brain together in one part, replaced 3 months ago"

Marc A., TX (2006 Infiniti M M35 3.5-L V6)

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jan 09, 2020
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2001-2003 Maxima, 2002-2006 Sentra, 2002-2004 Pathfinder, 2007-2011 Versa Sedan and Versa Hatchback, 2001-2004 Infiniti I30 and I35, 2002-2003 Inifiniti QX4, 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45 and 2006-2010 M35 and M45 vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with non-desiccated, frontal passenger air bag inflators containing phase stabilized ammonium nitrate (PSAN) propellant that were used as interim remedy parts for previous Takata recalls. These inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, high temperatures, and high temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators with alternate desiccated inflators, free of charge. The recall began February 12, 2020. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 888-737-9511 or Infiniti customer service at 888-810-3715.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V008000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 307962
AIR BAGS
Jan 10, 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2012 Nissan Versa hatchbacks originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A". Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Nissan is recalling certain 2009-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 and 2009 Nissan Versa sedans and hatchbacks originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B". Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Nissan is recalling certain 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflators, free of charge. The recall began on June 8, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V028000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 152554
AIR BAGS
May 24, 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2003-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2011 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Nissan is recalling certain model year 2005-2008 Infiniti FX35 and FX45, 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, 2006-2008 Infiniti M35 and M45, and 2007-2008 Nissan Versa vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Lastly, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Nissan is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Infiniti I35 vehicles originally sold, or registered, in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. These inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began December 21, 2017. All owners should receive a second notice by May 15, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V349000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 413852
AIR BAGS
Apr 17, 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger¿s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Infiniti I35, 2003-2005 FX35 and FX45, and 2006 M35 and M45 vehicles originally sold, or currently registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa, as well as Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Georgia, are included. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began on June 16, 2015. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Note: This recall supersedes recall 14V-701.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V226000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 12606
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
Sep 26, 2013
In this fail-safe mode, throttle valve deposits may cause the engine to stall when the vehicle is coming to a stop or at idle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Infiniti M35 and M45 vehicles manufactured April 4, 2004, through October 5, 2010. Over time, the accelerator pedal sensor signal may deteriorate resulting in the output of an incorrect signal causing the engine to go into fail-safe (limp home) mode.
What should you do:
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly and reprogram the engine control module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during November 2013. Owners may contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V430000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 98307
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