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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#88 of 549 Official TSB from Nissan on Tire Issue
Apr 14, 2004 (5:34 pm)
Straight from the editors - Nissan published a TSB on April 12, 2004 Reference NTB04-043 "2003 350Z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension" and it has been sent to the dealers.
If you confirm:
An applied vehicle has excessive front tire "roar" or "growl" noise under the following conditions:
-When braking moderately
-At speeds below 30 mph
-On smooth road surfaces
....the TSB is quite long. We will be posting a summary version or notice of it in the Ownership section of the site. If you would like the entire TSB (21 pages) please contact your dealer.
Apr 16, 2004 (2:31 pm)
Since the 350Z has different size tires on the front and back how does the dealer rotate them if they do?
Apr 16, 2004 (3:12 pm)
side to side; remount tires, of course. JW
May 14, 2004 (9:23 am)
Anyone read the long term test in Autoweek? The 350Z did not do too well as far as quality problems go.
#92 of 549 in the snow
May 19, 2004 (4:24 pm)
I live in Chicago and am looking into buying a Z. Does the upgrade of traction control in the Enthusiast from the base model make a huge difference for driving in the snow?...or do both models handle the same?
#93 of 549 Re: vonsudderth [eblum #29]
Jun 07, 2004 (7:02 pm)
I just had the 3M clear bra applied on my car: lifetime warranty on it: barely noticeable, and I hope it will help with the chipping problem. Covers the entire nose to the top of the headlights, the door edges, and side mirrors: $400.. Worth it, if it works!
#94 of 549 Re: rotation [jwilson1 #90]
Jun 07, 2004 (7:25 pm)
the service manual states tires on the z are not rotated.... Seems wierd: would think they would do side to side?????
Jun 08, 2004 (6:26 am)
The tires are directional treads, iirc. So it's not really "rotating" in the sense you move the wheel from one side to the other. The tire has to be removed from the rim then remounted on the opposite rim to keep its direction. When I remount tires on my car it runs about $80-$100. JW
#96 of 549 New 2004 - 350Z owner
Jun 13, 2004 (1:13 am)
I just bought my 2004 "Z" in March. After reading some of the problems that other owners have had I just thought I would share my 1 and only problem so far. Had a interior rattle so the dealership worked on the dash, tore it completely apart. The rattle was still there. Then somehow I realized the rattle was coming from the rear view mirror. They replaced the mirror and have not heard a rattle since.
Also heard about the front tire wear through a friend. He owns BMW's and has the same problems with them. Suggested to take it to the dealer and have them set the tires straight. No toe - No camber - No Caster just put them straight. My service advisor admitted that all I needed was to have the front tires aligned before the wear pattern was started, so I have a appointment soon before I trash 2 tires.
#97 of 549 Thinking of buying a 350z
Jun 17, 2004 (9:44 am)
Hi, I was planning on buying a 350z, but after having read about all the problems this car has (brakes, paint, tires, crappy music system) I think I should stay clear of this car. If people are having problems with it under 20k miles, I can't imagine how bad it'll be when you're closer to 50k or 75k. It would be really painful to buy a brand new car and have to spend time at the dealership.
What do you guys think?