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I purchased my 2009 FX35 Sport premium package with 3K miles on it. It has < 90K miles on it, I’ve loved it and I thought I’d be keeping it many more years! It has always been parked in the garage. When out and about if the car is ever sitting for any period of time I have a son reflective visor cover I use across the entire front.

A month ago I noticed cracks, starting & stopping from one side of the dashboard to the other side. No where is it cracked where the sun hits through the window.
My Infiniti dealer told me this is not a recall nor on any warranty list and he could not help me!
With this issue and the windows not working, I will not buy another Infinity.

Anyone have any ideas of how to repair or get help with this?
Thank you,
Deb
 

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I had a 2009 FX until I traded recently for my current QX70 and I am sure I did not have this problem, I live in Florida and always shade the front windshield when not garaged. I was never in an accident, but I did have my windshield replaced once, and I did not notice anything like this. I too believe Infiniti should offer you a better response. Especially some assurance that this is not a safety issue. Could this be the result of an airbag deployment by a previous owner, and is it still getting progressively worse? I recommend you try again to get some answers to these questions, and take more photos to have a record of its progress over time.
 

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My 2004 FX45 has the same problem.

I thought about filling the cracks with a "putty" or Flex Glue, which is paintable, and then painting the dash with vinyl paint. ...But I'm not sure that's the way to go cheaply or is the best soluion? ...I'm lookiing for both results.

It seems to me that when the crack starts it will grow, but no new cracks form. So why not fill and paint? My only concern is maintaining the OEM grain texture in the dash... and I don't want to see the crack lines after I paint the dash.

I am resonably confident the Rustolium paint is compatable with vinyl and if you don't put too heavy of a coat on the dash then the OEM texture should be maintained. TBD.

Has any one tried using alcohol to clean the cash of oils; then filling in the cracks; and then then painting their dash? If so, please share your process if the results turned out good.
 

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Please understand this is just a suggestion; if it were me, I would look for a part replacement online. While dealer prices are in the 2K range, there may be a dash replacement available on Ebay for a lot less. Recently I saw one for 850.00, and if I needed it for my QX70,which it would also fit, I would seriously consider it.
 

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Thanks. I lose sleep over my engine not running perfect, but I can live with my dash cracks if the only option is to spend $400+ dollars. Some owners went with the dash-cover approach, but I don't know if I would be happy with that? I also have seen where a professional shop will remove the dash... fill in the cracks, sand, retexture, and paint to fully restore, but that too seems like too much work. It seems to me there should be an "in-car" solution and that's what I'm looking for.
 

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Please understand this is just a suggestion; if it were me, I would look for a part replacement online. While dealer prices are in the 2K range, there may be a dash replacement available on Ebay for a lot less. Recently I saw one for 850.00, and if I needed it for my QX70,which it would also fit, I would seriously consider it.
Hello, yes the $850 is doable however, to have it installed would be double that. I'm not that handy...
It seems very odd that this cracked as it did, I'm very upset with Infinity not taking care of this!!!
 

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Thanks. I lose sleep over my engine not running perfect, but I can live with my dash cracks if the only option is to spend $400+ dollars. Some owners went with the dash-cover approach, but I don't know if I would be happy with that? I also have seen where a professional shop will remove the dash... fill in the cracks, sand, retexture, and paint to fully restore, but that too seems like too much work. It seems to me there should be an "in-car" solution and that's what I'm looking for.
Hi, wondering where you found a $400 fix? I'd take that in a fast-track minute!!
 
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