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What to look for when buying a FX:

So you want to join the FX community but need to know what to check for when buying? Here are some things to check for and common (and not so common) issues with the FX. This list is specific to the FX, not a basic how to buy a car summary (body damage, carfax, etc).

1. Infiniti owner's manual
2. DVD Navigation manual (if equipped)
3. Navigation DVD latest version (if equipped)
4. First aid kit
5. Factory headphones (if equipped with factory DVD player)
6. Factory DVD player remote (if equipped with factory DVD player)
7. BOSE subwoofer (inside spare tire well)
8. Front and rear carpeted floor mats
9. Rear cargo floor tray
10. 2 keyless entry remotes, 2 standard keys, 1 valet key (non tech pkg), 1 wallet key
11. 2 Intelligent key remotes with working blade keys inside, 1 valet key, 1 wallet key (tech pkg)
12. Spare tire
13. Wheel locks and correct lock key
14. Cargo net
15. AWD vehicles will have an AWD light that will illuminate upon startup briefly


Vehicles for sale at an Infiniti dealer should have any outstanding recalls resolved.

Common issues include:
- Fuel gauge not reading correctly (7/8 full when completely filled up, or empty when actually 1/4 tank)
- Black trim around the top of the door windows fading/hazing
- Front wheel bearings going bad
- Squealing brakes when backing up
- Shudder upon acceleration from a stop (FX45 only) due to filling engine oil to 7 qts instead of 6.5

These and more issues are addressed by Technical Service Bulletins.
TSBs and recalls can be found here: http://www.infiniti-techinfo.com/TSB...FX+(S50)+03-08
TSBs can also be found here: http://x.infinitihelp.com/forum/local_l ... ?catid=120

Other less common issues that some have:
- Pop/click from front fender area
- CDs skipping when cold outside
- Fading audio from left side speakers

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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

Thanks for the great information. I see several issues in you list that apply to my 2006 FX. Particularly bothersome is the fading/hazing of the black trim around the windows, but I cannot find a specific TSB about that. Can you elaborate?
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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

The TSB does not apply for your year, even though some years not listed under the TSB have had this issue. Here is a link to the page with the TSB ITB03-057: http://x.infinitihelp.com/forum/local_l ... 122&id=484

Also If you search here it has been discussed quite a bit including here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=862&hilit=fading+trim


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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

Very good information. Maybe this should be a sticky up top.
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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

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Very good information. Maybe this should be a sticky up top.
It already is.


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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

good stuff....i am in the market for a used FX as we speak....i appreciate this info....

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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

I need a 03 FX 45 manual... Can someone direct me where to download one from? Can u upload one here ? Or send me one vie e-mail. Will be greatly apreciated.

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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

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I need a 03 FX 45 manual... Can someone direct me where to download one from? Can u upload one here ? Or send me one vie e-mail. Will be greatly apreciated.

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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

Very good info to have.
I hear that "pop/click from front fender area" quite often. Didn't know it was a TSB. The dealer will be getting a call ASAP!

*edit - Hmmm, maybe this isn't a TSB. I didn't see it listed at the provided links.

What is the cause and resolution to this issue?

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Re: What to look for when buying a FX:

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*edit - Hmmm, maybe this isn't a TSB. I didn't see it listed at the provided links.

What is the cause and resolution to this issue?
When you check up on the TSBs don't check for your year of car... just go to the 2003... they have the full list of TSBs (usually) and it pretty much applies for all years of 1st Gen FXs... apparently there's a bolt that needs to be tightened or something... removal of the front bumper is suggested (but apparently not required for those that have done this themselves) to reach the bolts that need retightening...

I think I've found the TSB on www.infinitihelp.com before...


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