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You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#175 of 549 Re: New 2004 - 350Z owner [fish8]
Mar 02, 2005 (2:53 pm)
Was your fathers 350Z a 2004 model? My dealer checked out my tires on my 2004 Z and said there was nothing they could do for me. They are only taking care of the 2003 models. It seems like if TIRE problems carry over into 2004, Nissan would do something about it. If you are a 2004 350Z owner and you have had better luck with Nissan let me know.
#176 of 549 Re: New 2004 - 350Z owner [eattrig]
Mar 02, 2005 (7:43 pm)
You got 14000 on the second set of tires, eattrig. I don't think you'll find any dealer who would give you new rubber at that mileage, unless of course you had an all-season tire with a guarantee for 45k or something like that.
I have Z rated summer tires on my car, not a Z. I usually get around 10000 miles and am delighted when I get 12000 -- but I don't know how you drive or if you spend time on track. I do and so the tires, tho they are being driven near capacity, don't last long.
#177 of 549 Fixing the Tire Issue
Mar 03, 2005 (11:45 am)
I posted on one of the other threads, but to fix the tire wear issue is easy, if you find the right guys. You need to have your Z "mechanically aligned," not computer aligned with the computer. For some reason, "if" you are having the tire feathering issue, it will work. Although, if you have an '03 take it to nissan, and it's a recall.
#178 of 549 Re: Chopping out tyres [liongirl]
Mar 07, 2005 (1:23 pm)
I have a 04 Roadster and my tire noise started out around 7500 miles. Three months ago my local dealership (that I have a person relationship with) gave me no hassles at all. They did the alignment and replaced the front tires with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. I have about 800 miles on them and I do not see any abnormal wear (yet). Bottom line is the 04 have the same problems as 03's. I am hoping that those junk Bridgestones are the majority of the issues, but who knows.
#179 of 549 MAJOR BRAKE PROBLEMS
Mar 08, 2005 (10:26 pm)
I have had to replace the front brake pads/drums twice and the rear ones once since buying my '03 Z in Dec. of 2002. I believe this is a design defect similar or even related to the recent recall that required replacement of my front tires. Has anyone else had the same brake problems and if so, do you believe that Nissan should be obligated into exploring a recall to fix this deficiency in these brake assemblies?
#180 of 549 Re: Big problems with tires [cdikmen]
Mar 09, 2005 (1:53 am)
where are you at and what dealer? Ive been told not all dealers will replace the tires for free. I have a 05 base model with 1300 miles on it and I dont see a problem yet.
#181 of 549 Re: MAJOR BRAKE PROBLEMS [randyboy]
Mar 09, 2005 (10:41 am)
well, frankly, averaging front pads once a year on a car like this isn't exactly a big problem. BUT, it depends. How many miles are on your car now?
And replacing rears half as much as fronts is very normal. Its pretty much standard, really. So I have to think that all 4 wheels are wearing an relatively balanced rate. Also indicating no particular problem.
By the way, just for clarity, "drums" are a different style of brakes altogether and are not found on this car. So, for future reference so that there is no confusion on the part of those reading the posts, you should refer to them as "rotors."
I haven't had my car long enough to warrant brakes, so i'm interested in learning more of your particular issues. Thanks.
#182 of 549 04 tire problem with Z
Mar 09, 2005 (6:12 pm)
I too have a bad, uneven noisy tire problem with my Z which now has 6000 miles. Too bad since I love the performance and styling of the car. My dealer said the problem was my fault (without testing anything - just visual look at the tires), and that there was no problem with the 04's. After a shouting match and talking with two layers of management upward, they did an alignment at my insistence (it was off) and rotated the front tires (I was still forced to pay $62 for the rotation). Their mechanic told me in a side discussion that he had dealt with many 04's with this problem. I have owned an Alfa for 40 years and sold a Porsche 911S which I had owned for 28 years when I bought the Z one year ago so I know sports cars pretty well. I am putting my Z up for sale tomorrow. The thrill of ownership is gone and the irritation is not worth it. So long.
#183 of 549 Re: MAJOR BRAKE PROBLEMS [qbrozen]
Mar 09, 2005 (8:12 pm)
Thanks for the terminology clarification. I have about 22,000 miles on my Z; if your informed opinion is that I will be replacing the brake assemblies every 10,000 miles or so, that really sucks!. I guess thats the price you pay for owning a "true" sports car (I owned a '96 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX AWD Turbo and probably replaced the brake assemblies maybe once in 3 years of ownership). I still would like to hear from other owners with that many miles on their vehicles who have spent almost $800.00 on brake repairs.
#184 of 549 Re: 04 tire problem with Z [drgene]
Mar 10, 2005 (4:59 am)
I am sorry to hear about your problems!! I think your experiences confirm the fact dealers will not replace affected tires.