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2004 Infiniti FX repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 144 repairs.
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2004 Infiniti FX repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (32%)

Chart based on 116 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Infiniti FX

Engine not specified

Infiniti FX in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

90000 mi
Dimples on the entire front dash Rear right window would not come up using the driver window switch, but will come up with rear door switch. Ordered Driver switch combination module from Ebay for $20.00 Dealer wanted $350.00 (ridiculous) Rear door locking mechanism is not pulling the door shut completely. I must press the door hard or slam it shut. Not doing so will show that the Rear door is open on the console display. 

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2004 Infiniti FX 4dr SUV

315-horsepower 4.5L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Infiniti FX in Libya
May 2013 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

79360 mi
Idle RPM @ 800 
Aug 2014

86460 mi

Bearing on the PS pump shaft failed, causing noises and eventually the main seal broke and pump started leaking badly No sound from speakers, only occasional loud static noises. Radio, cassette and CD player work but no sound. Clicking noise when telescoping the steering wheel. 
Infiniti FX in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Jan 2015

US $225
leaky u joint. replaced 
Infiniti FX in Utah, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2016
Mar 2016

148000 mi

US $100
Front drive shaft u joint replacement... 
Jul 2016

151000 mi

US $100
Bad rear control arms had to replace as a pair.. 
Infiniti FX in Alabama, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2014
Mar 2014

108000 mi

US $40
Driver side seat heater switch 
Infiniti FX in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

86000 mi

US $400
Replaced airbag module 
Infiniti FX in Florida, United States
Mar 2007 - Dec 2013
Jul 2007

68000 mi

US $375
Replaced the actuators/motors in the side mirrors because they had siezed up 
Feb 2008

77000 mi

US $350
Rear Breaks and looked at passenger door lock that does not work all the time 
Sep 2008

86000 mi

US $450
Had passenger door lock repaired 
Feb 2011

120000 mi

US $475
Drivers side door lock not working. Replaced actuator. Drivers door lock  
Jun 2012

135000 mi

US $1700
Replaced front strut assemblies, they were very noisy 
Jan 2013

134200 mi

US $550
Leaking valve covers 
Infiniti FX in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2015 - Jun 2017
Mar 2017

55800 mi

C $600
Brakes were making noise 

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2004 Infiniti FX 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Infiniti FX in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Aug 2015
Jan 2011

90000 mi
Repaired dashboard bubbling. 
Feb 2011

90800 mi
Lower radiator hose replacement, coolant, flush and cleaning; new radiator cap  
Jan 2012

103000 mi

US $20
Dirty throttle body 
Nov 2012

113400 mi

US $550
Radiator cracked and needed to be replaced. 
Dec 2012

112000 mi
Throttle body was dirty and caused car to idle rough and brought up a check engine light. Removed throttle body and intake plenum and cleaned thoroughly with carburetor cleaner. Idle has smoothed out and CEL went away after a few days. 
Feb 2013

115100 mi
Replacement radiator developed a pinhole leak and dumped all of the coolant. 
Mar 2013

117000 mi

US $20
Driver's handle snapped off in my hand. Ordered replacement handle from ebay and tried to fix it myself, but took it to a locksmith after I attempted to fix it myself and messed things up even further. 
Jun 2013

123000 mi

US $40
Door handle problems again. 
Jan 2015

118000 mi
Cam shaft and crank sensors replaced. Engine would stall randomly. 
Infiniti FX in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2012
Jun 2007

35000 mi
New seat due to leather cracking 
Apr 2012

76300 mi

US $1200
Rear bearings had to be replaced.  Also the Driver exterior door handle broke. 
Infiniti FX in Georgia, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

198000 mi

US $860
Had a couple of misfires and valve cover leak. When replacing valve cover gaskets, plugs, pcv and coils x6 found oil in one tube in each valve cover. Replaced valve covers also. 
Infiniti FX in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

110000 mi

US $600
Rear left suspension was riding lower than rear right suspension. Dealer replaced rear struts. 
Infiniti FX in California, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2015
Nov 2015

88000 mi
Although the car was well maintained, the engine is blown with 88,000 miles 

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2004 Infiniti FX 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Infiniti FX in Alberta, Canada
May 2013 - Jul 2015
Jan 2014

C $205
Connection between muffler and Mid-Pipe in exhaust rusted through and needed replacement. 
Feb 2014

110980 mi

C $60
Belts were squealing badly. Replaced belts, did not resolve. Removed tensioner, found crack washer preventing proper rotation, removed washer and replaced. Problem resolved. 
Jul 2014

114700 mi

C $6
Front Grill was loose, replaced clips to hold tight to body panels. 
Nov 2014

115400 mi

C $100
Oil cooler behind oil filter leaked from hose connection. Connection needed new, tighter hose clamps. Included oil change with repair. 
Feb 2015

117180 mi

C $400
Treated rust on rear panels, replaced engine shield with aluminum model. 
Apr 2015

117380 mi

C $10
Oil cooler was leaking behind oil filter. Replaced faulty (incorrectly installed by previous owner) crush washer. Leak resolved. 
Infiniti FX in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Feb 2013
May 2007

44000 mi
Infiniti of Sacramento repaired the window motor under warranty at no cost to me. 
Infiniti FX in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2017
Jan 2015

141000 mi

US $100
oxygen sensor 
Sep 2015

153000 mi

US $125
Belts and pulleys 
Jun 2017

173000 mi

US $530
pads and rotors all around. 
Infiniti FX in Texas, United States
Dec 2003 - Jun 2011
Nov 2003

4500 mi
Replaced steering column motor 
Oct 2006

35000 mi
Replaced CD player 
May 2009

85000 mi

US $400
Replaced front bearing 
Jul 2009

90000 mi

US $1200
Replaced leaky valve covers (2) 
Nov 2009

95000 mi

US $120
Oil leak - replaced oil pressure hose 
Infiniti FX in Colorado, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

167300 mi

US $390
The forward most u-joint on the front drive shaft failed. 
Infiniti FX in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2013 - Oct 2013
Oct 2013

111600 mi

C $200
Starter and solenoid died. Had to replace with a used starter unit from an auto recycler 
Infiniti FX in Indiana, United States
- Aug 2006
Jul 2006

23387 mi
Rear Back-up camera failed internally. R&R Left side mirror does not adjust up or down. R&R Total warranty cost for parts and labor: $$711.87 Customer cost: time and inconvenience 
Aug 2006

23457 mi
NAV screen reads "disc error." Reader failed. Replaced control unit. Warranty repair. Factory cost: $55.80. Customer cost: time and inconvenience. 
Infiniti FX in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2014
Jul 2012

53200 mi

US $100
Exhaust leak. Battery died. 
Infiniti FX in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2011
May 2009

68000 mi

US $533
I needed a new muffler. There was a crack going all the way around the flange.  
Jun 2010

84000 mi
The passenger window would go back down when it was put up. Window motor needs to be replaced. rear drivers door lock switch not working. The remote would not unlock the door, it needed to be done manually. part was ordered Hood stays were not working. They would not hold the hood up. Part was ordered 
Jan 2011

92000 mi

US $50
rear hatch stays didn't work. wouldn't stay up 
Infiniti FX in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2012
Jul 2009

72000 mi

US $1700
Master cylinder replaced. wheels bearings replaced. 
Feb 2011

95000 mi

US $275
Engine occasionally had trouble starting. Check engine light came on. Had left bank cylinder module replaced at dealer. 
Mar 2011

97000 mi

US $700
Muffler y-pipe rusty, and there was a small hole in the muffler. Y pipe was sautered and hole was patched. This worked well. To replace the entire exhaust system would cost almost 1300 dollars, and I wasn't willing to do that repair. 
Dec 2012 Car was burning excessive ammounts of oil, more than a quart every 1000 miles. 
Infiniti FX in Illinois, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2011
Jul 2009

82000 mi

US $1860
Brakes, all four pads and rotors.  air conditioning recharged rear trunk release button - $600 for trim piece because can't buy just the button 
Dec 2009

87000 mi
Replaced wheel bearing and tie rod bushings. 
Infiniti FX in Nevada, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2017
Jun 2009

49000 mi

US $137
Replace cabin air filter and disinfect air box to eliminate musty smell/odor when starting up A/C. 
Jul 2009

50000 mi
Unpleasant odor from A/C vents. In-cabin air filter replaced as routine maintenance and to correct the problem. Problem recurred w/in 1 week. Dealer replaced air filter at their cost the 2nd time and disinfected air box. Seems to have fixed the problem. Second time replacing cabin air filter and disinfecting air box. Musty smell still present when first starting up A/C. Requested dealer check to make sure A/C condensate line was not blocked. 
Aug 2009

50000 mi
Service Engine Soon light came on. Emission system leak captured by computer. Dealer could not replicate or find a leak, but all fittings/sensors checked/tightened and warning light reset @ no charge. No recurrence since. 
Jan 2010

56000 mi
Rear seat carpet eaten away by suspected chemical burn from cleaning product used when dealer detailed the vehicle. Dealer suggested independent shop specializing in automobile interior repairs. Problem diagnosed, but still looking for solution. 
May 2010

60000 mi

US $180
Unusual cracking and splitting of engine splash shields--front & rear. No impact or other source of externally-caused damage.  
Jun 2010

62000 mi

US $360
Passenger side HID headlight needed to be replaced. Complicated access for DIY; requiring specialized tools and > than 1 hour shop time. Felt safer taking to dealer. Maybe not $360 safer, but paid the price, anyway.  
Oct 2010

65500 mi

US $220
Radiator splash pan/lower engine skid plate cracked. New pan had to be ordered. Will install at next oil change to save labor costs. Driver-side rear door lock actuator needs to be replaced. Intermittent problem with door not unlocking with key fob remote. Part not in stock at dealer. Part ordered. Will also be installed at next service interval. 
Mar 2011

71000 mi

US $309
Hydraulic rear differential support bushing leaking. Replaced rear cross member to resolve. L/R door lock actuator replaced. Lower engine cover had longitudinal crack visible below bumper. New cover ordered and installed. Labor included as part of other routine maintenance, since cover had to be removed to access maintenance item. 
May 2012

82000 mi

US $158
Oil cooler seal leaking-discovered during routine maintenance service. Slight leak. Not noticed in prior oil change service, so assumed the leak developed between 78K and 82K miles. Oil cooler O-ring seal replaced. Problem solved. 
Nov 2012

87700 mi
Fuel door lock and door lock actuators malfuntioning. Front passenger lock actuator had failed and is linked to and was ultimately affecting the fuel door locking mechanism. A rear passenger door actuator also needed replacing. Mechanic working on other problem observed that the hydraulic motor mounts were leaking hydraulic fluid. Mounts were replaced under extended warranty. Front passenger door proximity sensor did not function with the new actuator. Vehicle had to be taken back to the dealer a second time and another actuator installed. So, problem was eventually resolved, but not without a second repair trip/replacement p 
Feb 2013

88700 mi

US $520
Accelerator position sensor suddenly quit working and had to be replaced. Dealer had to keep vehicle overnight until part could be delivered via overnight service. 
Jul 2013

92300 mi

US $200
Radiator shroud cracked & loosened; dislodging cold air intake tube. CAI tube rubbed against AC compressor, making noise. Shroud & entire fan/motor assembly replaced under extended warranty. Front tie-rod bushing/mount failed. Could have led to loss of steering control. Tie rod Bushings and mounts replaced. Problem noticed by dealer mechanic when vehicle in for radiator fan shroud issue. Rear window wiper ceased working 
Jan 2014

89200 mi

US $100
Control arm bushings on driver side needed replacement. Majority of repair costs covered by extended warranty. 
Feb 2014

95000 mi

US $160
Front Control arm bushings passenger side needed replacing. Had replaced driver's side previous month. Majority of repair cost covered under extended warranty. 
Aug 2014

96000 mi

US $140
Remote keyless entry fob lost programming synch. Programming reset. New valet key (with transponder chip) ordered and cut to fit for second remote. 
Infiniti FX in Georgia, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2013
Jun 2007

55000 mi
fuel gauge repaired under warranty 
Jun 2013

138000 mi

US $1250
Bose amplifier quit working/failed. 
Infiniti FX in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2014
Feb 2011

54000 mi
Replaced entire dashboard under warranty due to the blister on it. 
Infiniti FX in Idaho, United States
Jun 2011 - May 2013
May 2012

152600 mi

US $300
Throttle body has required replacement. Also, automatic door locks do not work on 3 doors. 
Infiniti FX in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2015
Apr 2010

76000 mi
Turned brake rotors and changed pads replaced struts and shocks 
Aug 2012

102700 mi

US $500
Front wheel bearing went out 
Oct 2012

105000 mi

US $79
Heater AC blower upper bearing went out and was making noise 
Jan 2015

96000 mi

US $300
Cracked Radiator 
Infiniti FX in Utah, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2017
May 2011

57000 mi

US $2000
Leaking valve covers needed replacing (included spark plugs, several gaskets and two "cover assy - valve roc" which were $254 and $243). The sway bar bushing was worn and needed replacement. 
May 2012

64300 mi

US $1208
Replaced heated oxygen sensor. Also had power steering flushed, fuel injectors serviced, leaky dipstick replaced, brakes flushed, air filter replaced, routine oil change. Engine grounds cleaned, and redundant ground installed. 
Jul 2012

65000 mi

US $647
Service Engine light ->Rear oxygen sensor not working. Took a while to track down, then replaced rear heated oxygen sensor, shop expenses and tax->total $646.90. 
Oct 2012

67000 mi

US $4050
Rear hatch computer failed, could not open rear door. Repair was $229 labor and $153 parts and $23 shop supplies. 
Mar 2013

70000 mi

US $722
Power lift gate lock and closure assembly replaced. Rear hatch door lock actuator replaced. Rear hatch would not lock closed. 
Feb 2014

75400 mi

US $782
Replaced driver side door seal/welt. Replaces loose sway bar link Front and rear differential service. Fluid was black. Replaced with full synthetic. 
Jun 2014

79000 mi

US $758
Check engine light was on. Engine grounds cleaned, 5 grounding bolts replaced. Lower engine cover replaced. Check engine light due to grounding issue. All engine grounds clean, 5 grounding bolts replaced. Under cover replaced. Tires rotated. 
Dec 2014

80000 mi

US $327
Serpentine belts replaced. 
Aug 2015

87870 mi

US $470
squeaky brakes. replaced rear brake pads, machined rotors, repaired rear caliper slides Replaced main power window switch in driver's door. Main power window switch assembly replaced. 
Oct 2015

89000 mi

US $623
Replace L front wheel bearing and outer tie rod. Replace sensor anti-skid unit. Four wheel alignment. Driver door wouldn't unlock with the key fob. Driver door handle broke off. Door handle and door lock actuator assembly replaced. 
Apr 2016

92200 mi

US $130
Replaced leaky oil seal gasket. 
Infiniti FX in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2012 - Sep 2017
Jun 2014

204000 mi

US $380
replaced Wheel bearing front drivers side. 3rd time 
Jun 2015

221000 mi

US $85
SEL light was on after engine backfired. Code indicated 2nd O2 sensor issue. shop added Cataclean, told me to run for a week. Light was reset and has been off since 
Sep 2015

221000 mi

US $350
muffler was rusting out and had a leak. Repalced muffler and tail pipes 
Oct 2016

241000 mi

US $430
Front drivers side wheel bearing 
May 2017

251000 mi

US $1000
Replaced full exhaust from converter back 
Infiniti FX in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

159200 mi

US $260
Replaced driver side wheel bearing/hub assy Replaced passenger side door lock actuator. It worked intermittently and affected the rear hatch lock as well. I understand this is a common problem. 
Mar 2013

134000 mi
Car was hard to start in the morning. Cleaned throttle body and the car started as usual. It is important to have the ECU relearn the idle otherwise the Check Engine Light will come on. Procedure can be found here http://forums.nicoclub.com/help-relear 
May 2013

136000 mi

US $125
After cleaning the throttle body, I was not able to make the ECU "relearn" the idle. Had to take it to a mechanic who used Infiniti computer to reset the idle speed. 
Jul 2014

143300 mi

US $70
Driver seat power mechanism failed. Took to dealer first and quoted $1200 to replace seat track. Online forums suggested that plastic motor gear failed. Odogears.com sells gear for $65. Less than 60 minutes to replace. 
Jan 2017

145700 mi

US $400
Replaced shock absorbers 
Infiniti FX in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

65100 mi
Rattle on cold start - traced to cracked / loose heat shields on catalytic converters. 
Apr 2013

75640 mi
Replaced passenger side Front Hub Bearing Assembly Console moving side to side, squeaking when it moved. Discovered driver side lower attachment bolt missing. Threads damaged as it appeared a sheet metal screw had been used. Re-tapped threads and inserted 5mm machine screw and washer. 
Sep 2013

80600 mi
RR wheel bearing - remove & replace heat shields on catalytic converters rusted, loose and vibrating, creating noise on cold start 
Mar 2014

83080 mi

C $75
Broken rear wiper arm 
Oct 2015

90720 mi

C $100
Driver side front wheel bearing failing, gradually getting noisier. 
Infiniti FX in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2017
Mar 2013

92000 mi

US $600
Failed power steering pump replaced. 
Jun 2013

94000 mi

US $750
Seized rear caliper. Required new caliper, new rear pads, and resurfacing rear rotors. 
Oct 2013

97000 mi
Seized rear brake caliper (yes, the other one.) Replaced caliper only (brake pads and rotor fine.) Electric seat adjuster (driver's side, fore and aft adjustment) failed. 
Infiniti FX in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

277000 mi

US $1098
engine not cranking, transmission indicator blank, reverse lights do not come on. 

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