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FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

hi guys,

I got in the car yesterday and this is what I saw.

My dealer wasn't too surprised, in fact, they've replaced quite a few of these parts recently in 2009 FXs.
Infiniti has been made aware of this problem and they are rectifying this as we speak but in my case, I've no choice to live with it...
Glue that was supposed to hold the wooden trim in place has been poorly chosen, it can't take the blistering UAE heat.
I am supposed to get this fixed under the warranty but I have to wait between 1 to 2 months for the part to arrive directly from Japan.

This sucks, very disappointing.
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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

Is that some type of wood under the shine layer?

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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

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Is that some type of wood under the shine layer?
not sure as it is covered in layer of glue but it appears to be more like some kind of plastic composite rathen than wood if you ask me.
Either way, it's a sad sight for 7 months old car that costs as much as a small studio.

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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

Thats not Infiniti's fault. You have some kind of aftermarket stick on wood kit there it appears. Most of those kits will not stick right if they are not prepped correctly. Especially in extreme heat.


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Thats not Infiniti's fault. You have some kind of aftermarket stick on wood kit there it appears. Most of those kits will not stick right if they are not prepped correctly. Especially in extreme heat.
the part is genuine. Infiniti Japan is well aware of this problem and have fixed it with an updated part which is resistant to high temperatures. I just got a call from Infiniti 10 minutes ago, they are replacing it for me today.
I'm hoping it's going to look like the rest of the trimming...

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Thats not Infiniti's fault. You have some kind of aftermarket stick on wood kit there it appears. Most of those kits will not stick right if they are not prepped correctly. Especially in extreme heat.
the part is genuine. Infiniti Japan is well aware of this problem and have fixed it with an updated part which is resistant to high temperatures. I just got a call from Infiniti 10 minutes ago, they are replacing it for me today.
I'm hoping it's going to look like the rest of the trimming...

I live in a hot climate here in south fla not as hot as yours. So far to date Idon't have any problems with the wood trim. As to whether it is plastic or wood it's real maple with a laquer finissh on it. Tha should be the worse thing to happen to our FX's hopefully.

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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

I think nobody on this forum lives in a hotter climate than I do, and therefore I am glad to say that my cars wood trim isnt falling apart.....KNOCK ON WOOD

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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

Man... that's TERRIBLE! So that wood... is it real wood? It looks kinda like fake wood that they used...

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Thats not Infiniti's fault. You have some kind of aftermarket stick on wood kit there it appears.
And John... in the 50S they have wood trim on the center console and doors with the black lacquer on the CD area...


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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

It kinda looked like a stick on kit to me. Especially since it appears to be the oem wood below it and its nice and flush.


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Re: FX50s - front passenger door - wooden trim malfunction

I saw the same thing on an 08 M45,
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