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Nissan 350Z, Tires, Wheels, Coupe, Convertible
#14 of 49 Re: 2004 350Z - Tire Issue [dbrasher]
Jan 08, 2007 (10:54 am)
How did you go about getting Nissan to buy back the car through a lemon law? I have a 2003 350Z with 28K miles on it and I'd like them to buy it back due to the ongoing tire problem. I wouldn't mind it if they were a bit more cooperative in getting the problem fixed but I can't accept a time based warranty and not a mileage based warranty for a tire wear problem. I wouldn't even mind if they extended the warranty for the alignment. I'm going to dump the car in the spring anyway but that would make it easier to sell to someone else.
Thanks in advance for any info.
#15 of 49 Re: Will 2005 18' chrome rims fit 2003 base model [morrisrh]
May 07, 2007 (5:41 am)
I have a 2004 touring model and I put the chrome 18 inch wheels from Nissan on mine and they truly look Awesome!!!!!
Oct 05, 2007 (8:35 pm)
In 21,000 miles I have been through 10 tires (no wheel spinning) I just drive it daily between Philadelphia & Princeton. Serious tire cupping on the right front. Called the Nissan number and had an idiot call me back who was unfit to drive a car let alone resolve a complex technical issue. She said "Nissan is not responsible for tires" This is clearly a serious design flaw that Nissan does NOT know how to fix (or they would). According to the blogs it was the WORST on the 2003 model. They say it is better on the 2004 & 2005 but it does not "feel better" as since I have the 18" wheels, the goofy sizes are hard to find and $$$$ - - UGH!
As for the paint problems - the paint sucks. I had the front fascia replace ($700 - surprisingly cheap) and the shop paint is FAR BETTER than the factory paint. The dealer who sold it to me even asked me if the car was repainted as it has a lot of orange peel, I told him only the fascia to which he said "that's what looks the best" I agreed. Otherwise chip chip chip, if someone looks at it too long in a parking lot it will chip.
Other than that, when the top is down on a nice day, I can't hear the wump wump wump of the tires or see the paint chips so I calm down a lot, for a while.
#17 of 49 Re: 2005 350 z roadster [raidersix2002]
Oct 22, 2007 (8:01 am)
This is insane.
I own a 2003 Touring coupe, it now has 24,000 miles at the end of 2007. I baby the car and I don't drive it that much. I recently started to notice that the front tire rumbling is getting worse and that's when I did some research and here I am.
NissanUSA is not going to do ANYTHING about it, probably due to the fact my Z is a 2003 and my warranty period is up. There is no reasoning with NissanUSA regarding the fact this is a mileage issue and not a time lapse issue.
AND they've already adjusted the front end and put new tires on at 4000 miles, which eludes to the fact this is a recurring problem.
This is obviously an inherent defect in manufacturing/design of their so called "Company Car".
So what's a loyal Nissan customer to do? Live with the problem that gives off loud thumping noise that goes "wah wah wah wah wah wah" and makes me want to pound my own head? Is it logical to spend $500 for two new front tires at every 3rd oil change?
This is not right, there must be something that can be done. As far as I'm concerned Nissan has sold me a lemon.
#18 of 49 Tire Noise,Wear 2005 350Z
Dec 08, 2007 (3:08 pm)
My 2005 continues to wear front tires. Tthe dealer they replaced the tires and within a few hundred miles the right front tire had visible "cupping" and the tires made terrible noise.
The dealer changed the tires yet again, The noise is gone, however I'm sure the tires will wear again.
Will the Stillen aftermarket A-frame fix the tire wear?
The camber on left front tire is -1.0, whereas the right is -1.3. As you know the camber is not adjustable on this vehicle.
#19 of 49 Re: Rim Problems [krauss1989]
Jan 10, 2008 (10:30 am)
I got a 2008 350Z and i was wahing it after a heavy rain and when i went to go wash the rims and they had black spots on them...i have tried many different things to try and remove it..but nothing works. I was told that it was break dust that stained the rims due to lack of clear coat!
#20 of 49 Re: Tire Noise,Wear 2005 350Z [jschunke]
Jan 11, 2008 (9:52 am)
I have a 2003 350Z, I been through a lot of tires, factory tires didn't last long at all and where nosy. Recently I started buying Firestone tires and have not any problems ( I also bought their life time alligment warranty) Last time I brought my Z in they told me that the camber is bend in some, hope that doesn't mean problems down the road. Why did they not allow adjusting the cambers?
#21 of 49 Re: Rim Problems [garygz]
Feb 13, 2008 (6:29 am)
My wife's 06 has had stains on the wheels almost since the car was purchased. I have tried various wheel cleaners and nothing seems to work either. I have not yet resorted to a more abrasive solution, but I am thinking that rubbing compound will do the trick. I don't think it is brake dust, and i believe all the factory wheels are clear coated and it appears to be stained underneath the clearcoat...feel free to argue with me
#22 of 49 Re: 2004 350Z - Tire Issue [jimkjr]
Feb 16, 2008 (8:46 pm)
Thought I'd bought a problem also...04 roadsters, had the dealer try to sell me tires showing the inside tread belt coming out...had them do the alignment...print the specs...was not out....talked to the service manager...told me both the mich and high dollar ones on my car are 8 to 12,000 mile tires and most likely are the real problem...I agreed...I went home and ordered from ttp://www.discounttiredirect.com/ bought a set of falkens 40,000mile warranty...i've already put 13,000 on them...still look brand new...oh...and they are cheap
#23 of 49 QUESTION ABOUT STOCK 350Z EXHAUST?
Feb 26, 2008 (5:20 am)
I just bought a used 03' touring edition, amazing machine the 350Z is. I bought it from an Acura dealership, a few days ago i was looking at the exhaust pipes and i notice the right pipe is extended a little further than the left pipe i mean at first i thought my eyes were playing tricks on me then i had my friend look and he said the same thing, is it suppose to be like that? b/c before i bought my Z i saw a Z parked and i was checking it out and i noticed it on that Z too, so can anyone tell me are the pipes suppose to be like that? i was shown the carfacts report and my Z hasnt been in any accidents or had any problems whatsoever
if anyone can let me know that would be great!