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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,882 miles

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2003 Nissan 350Z wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #12

Jun 092006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles


: the contact stated the passenger and driver's side tires wore out on the inside. The dealership informed the contact the front end of the vehicle was improperly aligned from the factory and that was the cause of the problem. The two tires were replaced by the manufacturer in 2004. Two months ago, the contact noticed a growling noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The dealership informed the contact the tread was separating causing the tires to wear our prematurely.

- Grapevine, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 302005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Tire replacement... all 4 tires had to be replace because of wear. Car has 41000 miles on it. Was told tires only good for 25000 miles. Nothing in owners manual or tech bulletin about life of tire or life 2500 miles. Only received 8-29-05 bulletin /tires so worn it was life threatening!!! because wear was 2." no re coverage from your company. My point no pulling, no wear to see, all was inside under the car. Tires so worn metal shows. Called dealership to be told. Tires only good for 25000 miles.. how am I to know this??" I brought in to Goodyear because what I believe to be a nail or something that made my F.D. side have a slow leak... bill to replace tire and do an alignment over $1000. Please help I truly believe I was at no fault. What ever tires on the car.was what ever type Nissan put on bultin states 17 inch P225/50R17&P235/50R17 rear.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 312004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,762 miles
Both front tires cupping and feathering with severe rumbling noise in front end. Dealer replaced both front tires 3/31/04 and performed front-end alignment. Returned 1/12/05 with same problem and dealer indicated that they had several identical complaints from other consumers on the 350Z. Dealer has notified Nissan and are going back and forth with them on resolution. Dealer stated that Nissan is trying to claim that the tires are only 15,000 mile tires and that they are the problem. Dealer will contact me again within one week with Nissan's resolution. Dealer did not even examine my vechicle 1/12/05.

- North Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #9

Jan 212004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,921 miles


I own a 2003 350Z Nissan. I am on my third set of front tires in 24,000 miles. This car is defective and is part of a widespread Nissan problem. Visit or the tire forum in and you will see that this is a design flaw that Nissan chooses to ignore.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #8

Jan 282003

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,000 miles
My frount tires have feathering and the car only has 9,000 miles, noticed it at 3000, told dealer they alighnted car, feathering has gotten worse. Car is a Nissan 2003 350Z.

- Merritt Island, FL, USA

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problem #7

Dec 092003


  • 15,150 miles
While driving tread separated on the front inside tires. Consumer heard a loud bumping noise coming from the front of the vehicle. Dealerships was notified, but was unable to resolve the problem. Size 2255518 please provide the dot number.

- West Orange, NJ, USA

problem #6

Dec 082002


  • miles


2003 Nissan 350 Z - front tires are feathering on the inside tread with 4000 miles on the vehicle.

- North Street, MI, USA

problem #5

Oct 302003

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Current 2003 350Z has a problem with tire feathering/ tire cupping on the inside tread of the tires. The problem is caused by to much tow on the 2003 model.

- Decatur, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 172003

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Tires are cupping/feathering and will not be acknowledged by Nissan North America. I believe this will provide for a situation that could be hazardous. The solution provided by Nissan is to have the tires taken off the rim and rotated, as well as performing an alignment. The problem continues to persist even after this action was taken. The tires are brigestone RE04's - feathered at 5,000 miles.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 042003

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 11,000 miles
Front tires (Bridgestone) are feathered on the inside of tire causing road noise and drifting to right.

- St Cloud, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 172003


  • 1,750 miles
The inside tread grooves were higher than the other three tires. The owner described the location of failure as the front and back portion of the tire.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 242003


  • miles
The front and rear tire tread had stress marks.

- Freemont, CA, USA

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