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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#303 of 549 2004 350z clutch/transmission problems
Aug 04, 2005 (9:49 am)
My 350z roadster has almost 16,000 miles and there are major problems. I only had one problem before and it was at about 11,000 miles where my car would not go past 20 miles an hour. The dealer re-started the car and it never did it again until just now. My car was acting up for 2 days and suddenly I could not get out of first. Now the dealer said I will be charged 1,100 to 2,200 dollars depending if I need certain parts or brand new clutch. Warranty is only for 12,000 miles but the service man said he expects them to go at about every 15,000 miles so why should I pay all of that money for this, especially every year if they expect it. Am I wrong? Is this not Nissan's fault for having bad clutches? If i was told this in beginning I never would of bought it as many others. What should I do?
#304 of 549 Re: 2004 350z clutch/transmission problems [03350z]
Aug 04, 2005 (10:24 am)
I'm really confused here. 12K mile warranty?? Where is this written? Its 3yr/36K!
And what exactly does he expect to go at 15K?? The clutch?? That's ridiculous! There are thousands of Z owners without any problems like this and with WAY more miles. I'm at almost 15K now and my clutch/tranny show NO signs of problems at all.
I can't believe the service person said that. He is either saying that because (a) he's clueless, (b) he believes all Z owners will abuse the car, or (c) he believes YOU abuse the car and will require a new clutch every 15K.
#305 of 549 What Gives?
Aug 07, 2005 (12:11 pm)
There are 31 pages of problems posted here - everything from engines, transmissions, rear ends and dealer issues to little trim problems. However, in the used car section, the '03 got the Editors Most Wanted award and in the consumer reviews section the Z gets very high marks. So what gives, how can the Z be reviewed so highly and still have so many serious problems?
#306 of 549 Re: What Gives? [aewj]
Aug 07, 2005 (2:45 pm)
The 350Z has serious ongoing front suspension problems and Nissan Factory and Dealer service is horrible.
But the car itself is unique in that it is much less expensive than competing products, so people put up with all the problems and complaints.
Owners:Love the car - Hate the manufacturer/dealer/problems.
#307 of 549 Considering the 350
Aug 07, 2005 (8:16 pm)
Hey, been researching a new ride for myself for a little while now have gone through a few different choices. From the new Mustang GT to the RX-8.
I've been looking at a pair of Nissan's the Altima SE-R and the 350z. I've been glancing over some of the posts on these boards, and had a couple questions, before i find one to test out myself.
Has the tire feathering problem come back in the 05 models?
With a decent set of all season tires or winter tires how does the 350 do in the snow? (living in De we still get a good amount from time to time)
And i've heard a little about poor rear visibility? but i'm assuming thats just something that takes a little getting used too
#308 of 549 Re: Considering the 350 [warlock1806]
Aug 08, 2005 (4:23 am)
#307 of 307 Re: Considering the 350 [warlock1806] by jmills Aug 08, 2005 (8:22 am)
I strongly recommend against any Nissan product.
Nissan has denied the cupping/feathering problem is theirs-Now blame it on the tires-even though they re-align etc.
There are over 70 complaints on 2003, 2004, 2005 250 Z's on the NHTSA site.
There is a class action lawsuit in progress against Nissan, originated in Oct 2004, concerning 2003, 2004 Z's suspension.
Nissan does not honor their warranty or back their product
#309 of 549 Re: What Gives? [aewj]
Aug 08, 2005 (5:59 am)
31 Pages??? Really? Where are the others? Because I only see 17 pages here. 300 posts ... that's really LOW for a car ending its 3rd year of production.
Let's look at a decent competitor ... the RX-8. Now, I'm not knocking that car and I think its quite good, as a matter of fact ... but there are almost 1,000 posts on that problems board, and it was started only 1 month before this board (aug '03 vs sep '03).
How about a good ole reliable Toyota? The Tc? The board only started in July of '04 and it already has ~450 posts.
Moral of the story is ... number of posts don't tell the whole story. In the case of ALL of the above cars, there are THOUSANDS of owners who happily enjoy their trouble-free cars.
#311 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [qbrozen]
Aug 08, 2005 (1:33 pm)
Nice if true.
I sincerely doubt it is true since I spoke to Nissan friday and they refused my request to even consider looking at the alignment on my 350Z.
I did fax them a copy of the bill where I was charged for alignment by a dealer during the supposed 24 month extension - even though I objected to the charge.
#312 of 549 Re: Hope this is OK to post [qbrozen]
Aug 08, 2005 (4:42 pm)
After sorting through all the PR, the 'meat' of their statement is "Nissan is extending the warranty for front-end alignment due to tire noise until 36 months from the in-service date." (para. 5)
Did their statement really say that? This says that they will be responsible for alignment problems caused by tire noise. That's stupid!