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Infiniti G35 Drivability Issues Due to Failing Crankshaft Angle Sensor

Infiniti G35 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008

Average Mileage: 94,694 mi (41,000 mi - 145,000 mi)


The crankshaft angle sensor or the camshaft position sensor can fail and cause loss of engine power, an engine that cuts out, and other drivability problems. This will cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. Certain models have been involved in a recall to replace the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. For more information on this recall, please click here»

  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    This just started for me, I was driving along, when all of sudden my car just died, when I stopped, I couldn't get the vehicle started, it was acting like it didn't have gas, but I did. A light saying VDC (slipped) turned on as well as the service engine soon. I let it sit for a few minutes and it started, it keeps doing it now. I looked on line and saw this recall, so I am taking it in to Infiniti dealership to check.

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  • Visitor, , 91,000 mi

    While sitting at a light, my car shut off, engine light came on as well as VDC off and slip light. Car started up up little hesitatation. Repeated next day.

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  • Visitor, , 133,000 mi

    Replaced all sensors twice now and it just went out a third time

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    Took my 2005 G35 coupe to Infiniti of Tampa for front axle issue. Found out there was a recall. Delaership changed the part without conferring with me. I didn't think anything of it. 6 months later I notice car will have idle issue and occasionally stall out. I've had the car stall out twice while driving. The latest was this morning as i was turning right into my office. Due to the stall there was no power steering and brakes were mushy. I barely made the turn and was able put the gear in neutral and start the engine again. I had to apply gas to keep the rpm above idle and engaged to "D". Problem persisted and had to apply more gas to keep above idle and park safely.

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  • Visitor, , 115,000 mi

    Car started shaking. Pulled over to check tires. Hard time restarting car and check engine light came on, but it got me home. Took it to shop who said was the camshaft sensor. Contacted Infinity Customer Service to check on recall. Surprise surprise, VIN not on "the list". Seems like with all the reports on this website of the same problem and all of the VIN's not "being on the list" maybe a new recall should be called.

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Car stalled on reverse. Restarted w/Check Engine, SLIP & VDC lights remained on. Took to dealer, said the Passenger side Cam Sensor had oil in it and was faulty.

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  •  Rookie

    Car engine died while driving, but started right back up. VDC (slipped) and check engine lights on dash are both illuminated. Over the past few weeks it has gotten progressively worse and has died several times while driving. It has also gotten harder to start. I originally thought the starter was going out, but after researching online and finding the problems involving the crankshaft angle sensor, I feel that this is more than likely the cause. Will take it to mechanic this week.

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  • Visitor, , 90,000 mi

    The engine started running rough very suddenly. I drove it to the dealership and they gave me a loaner to get home. THey could not get the car to start again until they replaced all of the sensors. It was expensive, but then again it was an 8-year-old car. Still running strong, but I am VERY watchful - if this happens again I will drive right to the closest dealership.

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  • Visitor, , 145,000 mi

    Driving home stopped to buy groceries. Came out and car cranked and cranked then finally started. I thought "bad gas" and service engine light came on. I also thought loose gas cap but diagnostic test said no. Cost to repair at Pep Boys about $300.

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  •  Rookie

    Car went in and out of limp mode for about a week about 1,000 miles ago and now it has a ses light come up valve body is bad has to be replaced tranny still goood overall cost of job 1500$, still a greast good and fun car just apart of the cars maintence

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