GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!! I LOVE SEWELL INFINITI DALLAS!!!
Great news! Sewell Infiniti is taking care of the $4k in repairs mentioned above. After speaking to the dealer GM, service director, service manager, service advisor and Infiniti Rep, they told me that they would honor this due to the interrelated issues involving the FX having a history of not stopping and driving properly. This was my case all along...although I could not prove it scientifically or mechanically, it made sense that the motor mounts and power steering rack would wear out especially early if the car's front suspension and brakes were not working properly most of the car's life.
Medic: No where in my original post did I say that I raced from stoplight to stoplight. I have never raced it, have taken it to the dealer for every scheduled maint., been in for 45+ visits over 3+ years to the dealer and it is garaged/pampered since day one. The only reason why I did not buy the extended warranty was because I did take so much care of this car. My 2002 SC430 which I bought used did get the Lexus Platinum warranty because I did not drive it the first 14k miles and didn't know the first owner's driving style, how they took care of it, etc. Although you can always pull the maint. records, you cannot tell how hard someone drove a car (at least under 3/4 years of age).
A full brake job is four rotors, all sets of brake pads replaced, most of the time they told me I needed to get an alignment as well and while I was there I had the tires rotated/balanced too. I went through three of these in the 79k miles. $1200-$1400 each visit. Pads only: Two times under warranty for what the dealer called "glazed pads" and the three aforementioned. I don't race. I drive moderate to semi-aggressively, but never raced. My point is that the brakes on these cars seem to wear out excessively. Based on this site and others it seems that most owners agree.
I got the seat covered and replaced under warranty once at about 15k miles, then the rails replaced twice, both under the TSBs. However everything was fine on the seat until it was out of warranty. I didn't realize that they only warranty their warranty work for 12k miles or 12 months. That kind of stinks...because long term issues like transmissions, a/c, etc can take a while to develop.
I guess I am still a little concerned about the maint. on this car going forward. I am out of warranty, out of drivetrain and have sunk a ton of money in the vehicle. It is paid off, and I really don't want to invest a whole lot more. Any suggestions on an extended warranty with a company that you can take your FX to your dealer that you have always gone to, and that won't cost $2k????
Thanks for all your help.
2009 FX35 Black Obsidian on Java/Graphite Interior Premium and Nav Pkgs Born 1/31/09 22" Chrome Verde Kaos Wheels with 265/40/22 Yokohama Parada Spec-X
RIP: 2003 Silver FX35 "Silver Bullet" Sold 1/09 93k miles, 20" 2008 Chrome FX45 wheels, Axxess Ipod integration, K&N system Past Rides Owned:
2002 Red Lexus SC430 (currently), 2005 G35 Sport 6MT, 2004 Honda S2000