• May 4, 2010
Being involved in a car accident is scary stuff. Being involved in a car accident and not having your airbags deploy is even scarier. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, just over 134,000 Infiniti G35 coupes and sedans sold in the mid-2000s are affected by a problem in which wire harnesses for the airbags may wear down to the point of not functioning properly, meaning that the airbags may not deploy in a crash.

Infiniti is recalling 2005-06 model year G35 sedans and 2005-07 model year G35 coupes sold around the world due to this problem. The automaker has not yet notified the Feds of how the faulty wire harnesses will be fixed, but the official recall is now being announced, just two weeks after the potential problem was reported to NHTSA. So far, no crashes or injuries have been reported due to this issue, and Infiniti's parent company, Nissan, is hard at work developing a solution for this potentially dangerous situation.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req'd]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      So many recalls this year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Does nobody find this eerily similar to the 'vette recall announced a few days ago?

      Better check all those wires in there, not just the ones for the air bag...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Crap, I've got a (built in late 2005) 2006 G35x Sedan... That might explain why the air bag didn't go off when I hit the median on RT 202 in Sept 2008...
      • 4 Years Ago
      After riding in my neighbor's G37, all I can say is these cars are basically krap. They look nice from afar, but the details are lacking. He winds the motor out and the whole cabin and cowl shake and buzz. You bastards that paid good money for the G35/G37, good luck when you trade them in. These cars have no refinement whatsoever.
        arch3472
        • 1 Year Ago
        Youve got to be kidding..I know you drove in a G37 and that may be the issue. I have a 2008 G35X sedan and its awesome. Still rides great handles great and the power...well at 65 or 70 mph press down on it a little and its up to 90 to 95 in no time flat...no rattles, no sluggishness, in fact the opposite, truly responsive as can be....So you are either in a dud or lemon or they havent balanced the wheels right or something. Infinits (and I own three), I think for the money, are the best car on the road....I have no idea what "refinement" youre talking about...And those of you comparing Inifiniti to Toyota; Toyotas are comparable to Nissan. Inifinifits are comparable to the Lexus models...I only wished the M37 was as large as the Lexus 460....Thats all Infiniti needs is a larger true luxury sedan...the M is close...
      • 4 Years Ago
      G35 still looks nicer than the G37.

      Kinda like how the E46 looks nicer than the E90/E92. I know, newer is better/faster/etc, blah, blah, blah, I'm just referring to how they look.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with you, both coupe and sedan versions looked better than the current G37. Now, I think that the E90 looks better than the E46 but that's just me.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Best way to prevent this, is do what Volvo does, use gold plated connector pins for all air bag wires/cables.

      P.S. anyone who says Nissan > Toyota should be forced to buy a 7 year old Nissan and keep it forever.
      Nissan's may be faster and better looking, but they rust out wicked fast and have nothing on Toyota for reliability and durability (despite the recalls).
      Just because Toyotas and Lexus' look like George Burns designed them all doesn't mean they aren't quality cars.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well I got a 05 Sedan build 5/05, so I am waiting till they tell the feds how its going to be fixed! lol
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this what is known as a Pelosi recall?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Uh oh. Congressional Panel time!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't know why people continue to make comments like these. Unlike Toyota, Nissan and the other auto companies making recalls are not trying to cover stuff up and lie, cheat, and steal from consumers. Therefore there will be no panels or heavy fines...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now if they would step up to the plate and recall this car and the Altima for their terrible timing chain design, the things are supposed to last more than 100k miles but everything that holds it in place falls apart. Not to mention all the sensor and computer issues.
        • 4 Years Ago
        my G35 has 104k miles on it now and never had a timing chain issue
        there was a recal on it on a crankshaft sensor and I've had to replace one O2 sensor adn at 103k miles I did the rear bearings, but other than that it has been great

        it's the only car I've had for over 100k miles where I had to pay for only 2 repairs
        mine is a late '03 one - great car, and likey to be replaced by a G37 in the next few years
        • 4 Years Ago
        They haven't recalled the sensor on the 2005, even though both it and the timing sensor are both known issues.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Glad I own a 2004
      JoyRptr
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a G35 (2006). Love the car, except the maint. cost. Never paid less than $65 for basic maint., and once was charged $629.00 (and all they did was "check" some stuff)! Like I said, love the car, but will prob never buy again because of the maint. charges...
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