Last post on Oct 19, 2006 at 7:25 AM
You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#207 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [liongirl]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:14 am)
I am having the exact same problem with the tires on my 2004 350Z roadster. I contacted Nissan Corporate and was told they didn't care if the car had 200 or 2,000 miles on it, it is not their problem. They said that there are no tire issues with the 2004 350Z's. Did you replace your tires with the same make as the ones that it came with? I was told to replace all 4 and get rid of the Bridgestones that are on it.
#208 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [jfd47]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:30 am)
yup, the bridgestones are horrible.
When I replace them, I'll probably be getting the Avon all-seasons off tirerack.
How many miles do you have on yours, by the way?
#209 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [qbrozen]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:36 am)
10,000 when I started having problems.
#210 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [jfd47]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:38 am)
Did you actually notice the wear on the tires at that point? Or was it more of a sound and feel kinda thing?
thanks for your info. Its helpful to me since we both have '04s and I am now at about 11K miles.
#211 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [qbrozen]
Apr 11, 2005 (7:19 am)
I first started feeling the handling change at low speeds, then shortly after the sound started. The tires don't show a lot of wear, but the mechanic at the dealership said it was definitely the front tires.
#212 of 549 2004 Z drivers beware
Apr 11, 2005 (11:09 am)
I did all my research before buying my 2004 350Z last August. At 12500 miles I started getting all the descriptions of the 2003 tire feathering problem. Sure enough I took my car to the dealer that said it was a tire feathering problem but couldn't do anything because Nissan did not have a Service Bulletin for the 2004 Models. I called Nissan and now they are telling me the same thing that I'll have to drop about 700 bucks to get new tires and an alignment. NOT TOO HAPPY. I Should have bought a new corvette and spent the money elsewhere. I love(d) the Z but I don't know about this big problem. My service guy told me they are starting to see more and more of these problems showing up on the 2004's because the tires are finally seeing some miles put on them.
I'll keep you posted because I'm not giving up on this just yet.
#213 of 549 Re: 2004 Z drivers beware [kevink]
Apr 12, 2005 (3:20 am)
Seriously, start the Lemon Law process before you get too many miles on your car. If you fight Nissan hard enough they will relent and buy back you car. I just hope you are still in the time and mile threshold to qualify for the
#214 of 549 Re: question on the tire issue [jfd47]
Apr 12, 2005 (11:56 am)
Yes, my Nissan dealer replaced them with the same tires (Polenza). I'm going in for my 30,000 mile maintenance here soon and I'm going to have them check the wear on the second set of tires they put on in January (5,000 miles ago). I have yet to hear the roaring. Read some of the back messages, many people have tried different tires with pretty much the same result. I'm going to sit down with the dealer and see if they will just replace the tires and alignments free for the life of the car. I have been told they can work something out and Nissan can easily absorb the cost.
#216 of 549 Re: The latest [kevink]
Apr 13, 2005 (5:01 am)
Well, it sounds as though Nissan is playing the ver popular Blame Game. They tend to blame everyone else for the tire issues except themselves. In my Dad's case Nissan originally blamed the dealer for not have the latest and greatest equipment at their Servcie Department. That didn't make the dealer too happy!!! eventually, Nissan will except blame...but you'll have to take them to court!!!!