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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, 2006, 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 103,024 mi (33,850 mi - 202,000 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, , 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, , 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, , 110,000 mi

    Check engine light came on, car started dragging through mid range rpm's. Car feels like it has no bottom end power, no torque. I replaced the sensor myself 8 months ago, since then, the sensor has thrown the check engine light 3 times and each time my car feels like crap. Every time i have auto zone check it , it is the same code, Camshaft sensor bank 1. i tried disconnecting the electrical clip and putting it back on in case it wasnt seated fully. Weird thing is, it started working right and my car felt better than ever for 3 days, full power, no hesitation. Then out of the blue, the light comes on again and my car feels like a dog. I have an 07 6mt and its aggravating that its not on the recall list. wth is the deal with that?

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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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  • Visitor, , 33,850 mi

    Check engine light came on. Went to autoparts store where diagnostic tool indicated this camshaft issue, so took to AAA car repair where they replaced the sensor as they said the sensor went bad. 2 weeks later check engine light came on, again went to autoparts store where diagnostic tool indicated this same camshaft issue. Returned to AAA car repair and was told maybe was really a camshaft issue and not a faulty sensor. A trip to dealer confirmed that was correct; correction required replacing the timing chain cover. Luckily it was paid under warranty as Infiniti was billed $2488 for the repair; dealership said that had I had to pay for it out of warranty it would have been around $4500. Unluckily paid AAA for unnecessary repair.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Not sure about if it's the CAS problem, but the symthoms matched. Today the car died suddenly at a stop while driving home, it would not turn over for about 10 seconds before restart, and then it died again after about seven miles, but I managed to restart it again and drove home, but while parking, the car died again.

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  •  Rookie

    This happened to me after a short 15 minute drive as soon as I put the car in reverse and then drive to get in a parking spot. The engine turned off as if stalled. The VDC Off, Slip, and CES lights stay on now. Plus the car will hesitate while driving and give me delays on start up.

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