Check Engine Light and Engine Stalling on Infiniti G35

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»

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Average mileage: 109,171 (10,334–230,000)
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008
94 people reported this problem
48 people shared problem details
2004 Infiniti G3565,000
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.
2003 Infiniti G3591,000
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.
2004 Infiniti G35115,000
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.
2007 Infiniti G35110,000
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?
2003 Infiniti G3587,000
SLIP + VDC off and check engine soon lights on. feels as though the car looses power, then "lurches" as though almost stalling. twice stalled out while vehicle in motion.
2006 Infiniti G35107,000
Just like the others, the car was difficult to start all of a sudden and the dashboard lights came on. This happened on a Saturday. After reading other reviews of the same issue I thought it would be fine to drive it over the weekend and take it to a shop on Monday. While driving it on Sunday I experienced the total loss of power while accelerating. Needless to say it's going to the shop today. 2006 is not a year impacted by the recall yet I'm having the same issue.
2005 Infiniti G3575,000
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.
2003 Infiniti G35133,000
Replaced all sensors twice now and it just went out a third time
Check engen light flashes on my car and sometimes stays on and when I have it checked at my local O'Reillys it comes up as the crankshaft position sensor camshaft position sensor
2005 Infiniti G35110,000
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.
2005 Infiniti G3573,000
engine will shut off at idle with no warning. VDC, check engine, and slip light will come on. will have to turn over engine for a couple seconds before it starts up again. will run fine after that, until it shuts off at idle again. at a cold start, sometimes it will start up fine other times it will take a few seconds. engine turn over is fast, so i doubt it is the battery.
2004 Infiniti G35149,000
Engine hard to start.
2003 Infiniti G35150,000
already replaced sensors 3 times lights are still on car.. it takes too long to start also called the dealer they said recall is too old and my car does not apply to the recall 2003 g35
2006 Infiniti G35125,000
Car shuts off vcd light comes on slip light comes on and check engine light comes on
2005 Infiniti G35129,400
I'm having the same problems as everyone else. The car hesitates to start, stalls, loss of engine power, and the brakes lock up when the VDC and Slip lights illuminate. I was told by a repair shop that the crankshaft sensors needed to be replaced before this problem occurred often so I am confident that is the issue.
2003 Infiniti G35115,630
Few days back my car loss power wont accelarate i replace it 3 sensor camshaft worked fine for a day but after that day start doing rhe same
2003 Infiniti G35110,000
Car just shuts off at times.
2003 Infiniti G35155,000
I have had the same issue...twice! Had the sensors replaced because it was cutting off, and losing power quickly while on the interstate then quickly restarting. Had the sensors replaced two years ago, and it has started doing the same thing again. This is a defect with this vehicle...and like everyone else.. my Infiniti g35 is not part of the recall...I think Infiniti doesn't want to be on the hook to replace this defect...and it is a major one considering how many people are having the same issue. They really should considering how much they charge you each time this happens....I guess I will be dumping this Infiniti and going back to a BMW!!!!!
2006 Infiniti G35111,000
While driving and being cut off in lane I had to brake suddenly. The engine stalled and the dashboard lit up. After re starting the car with little hesitation the VDC, Slip and Sevice engine light were on. I noticed the car hesitated during starting. I parked the car overnight and it started fine next day but the engine light was still on however VDC and slip lights were gone. I went to a mechanic and he confirmed both the cam shaft sensors were shot. Waiting for the repair quote.
2006 Infiniti G35168,000
check engine soon stays on
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