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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#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!!!!
#217 of 549 Re: The latest [kevink]
Apr 13, 2005 (9:17 am)
My dealers mechanic told me it was the tires too. He said they are high performance tires, thinner than average and don't last that long. I don't blame Bridgestone for being offended. I've been told to keep working with them, keep good records, be polite, the dealership can work with you if they choose and Nissan will absorb the cost. Keep us posted on your progress. Next week I bring mine in for 30,000 mainteance as well as having them check the new set of tires they put on in January (5000 miles ago). I'm going to sit down with them and see what my options are, go through the chain of command and see what they offer. I just got the one-on-one service announcement to mail last week, anyone else get that? N
#218 of 549 and furthermore.....
Apr 18, 2005 (11:40 am)
In this weeks installment of "Where's My New Tires" I find out that Nissan is pulling the "he'll go away" routine. I contacted my consumer affairs guy (no names) at Nissan who tells me I'm on my own with this problem. I told him that while I appreciated his help I would need to have this resolved by someone higher up. He questioned me to why....and I said I dropped over 60000 bucks last August on two new Nissan's and I think it's only fair that they address my 700 dollar problem. Now I wait to hear from someone higher up....probably the same guy disguising his voice. Keep you posted. In the meantime I still love the Z just not the corporation.
#219 of 549 Re: Tire feathering [dexterkatt]
May 06, 2005 (3:34 am)
I have a 2004 with 18" BBS wheels and Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position S-03 tires with 9,500 miles on them. They started off great - no noise at first then they got progressively worse. I couldn't take the noise any more and started looking into the fixing the problem.I checked with two local dealers, one said nothing would be covered on 2004's and they other offered to "see what he could do". Once I got to the dealer and they saw the aftermarket wheels and tires, they said the car would have to be returned to OEM before they would cover anything. I opted to pay $60.00 for the alignment with the aftermarket equipment but they mentioned only the front end could be aligned and nothing could be done for the rear wheels yet I found the same wear patterns on the rear tires (as the front). Is anyone aware of adjustments for the rear wheels?
#220 of 549 Re: 350Z Clutch at 6,000 miles [judyo]
May 06, 2005 (2:17 pm)
What was the outcome? Did Nissan pay for it? I have a 2004 Z and the clutch just went out at 10,000 miles. The dealer said (so far) that because the clutch springs are okay that it is not covered and will cost $2,200. I've only had it 11 months and drive it like an old grandpa (according to my wife). The dealer has told me that when they receive the new parts they will tear into in further and if I am lucky they will find something that will be covered under warranty. Yeah right!!!!
It's really sad because this is the 1st car that I have truly loved to drive and I am not very happy at this time with Nissan. ">