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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,386 miles

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2003 Nissan 350Z windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 172008

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350Z. The front driver side window will not go up or down properly. The dealer stated that the window motors need to be replaced. The contact stated that the same window motor had to be replaced one and a half years ago. The current mileage was 112,500 and failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 04-07-08

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #6

Apr 062006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,000 miles
Bought a 2003 Nissan 350Z used from keyes Nissan of woodland hills, ca. Tiptronic (auto/semi-manual) transmission needed to be replaced within 45 days. Now a whining noise that is still not fixed as well as excessive heat from shifter area that causes passengers to sweat & scalding hot to touch. Car hasn't seemed to run right since. Seems every 350Z owner has the same atypical problems-tire feathering, transmissions replaced, rear axles, power window motors fail(the last 2 are my next trip to the dealer). Nissan needs to fix our nightmare. Nissan support is nonexistent as well, which makes your ordeal all the more miserable.

- Canoga Park, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 122006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The drivers side window on my 2003 Nissan 350Z does not roll up and has stopped working. This is an ongoing problem. It happened to the passenger window before. I live in a place of extreme heat and dust at times and it becomes difficult to drive the vehicle due to this problem. Nissan needs to have a service bulletin made and fix the numerous window failures that are occurring. Major 350Z forums talk about this and will be writing soon also.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 102005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The vehicle turned off in the middle of a rainstorm when I was driving on the highway and ended up on the road where I didn't have much of a pull out which could have been disastrous if another vehicle had not been aware due to the conditions on the roadway. The result of this is due to burning of oil which the manufacturer has no idea of what causes this! they just order a consumption test and rarely does what they are supposed to! which is replace the motor as they did in my case but not without a fight!I went to the BBB whom ordered Nissan to replace the motor along with other fixes for suspension and window motor but those are separate issues. They replaced motor but it still ended up breaking down again twice after and they don't want to fix! it broke down about 6 thousand miles after the new motor.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 102004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles
I was driving the car in a rainy stormy night North bound hwy 101 on January 10th 2004 when my 2003 Nissan 350Z stopped with a huge clunk in the motor compartment and came to a rolling stop to the side of the road where there was not much shoulder space and poor visibilty that night!apparently this vehicle has been burning oil 1qt pr thousand miles! I didnt know this from getting regular oil changes at aroung the 3K marker! kept getting oil consumption test but no corrective action was taken by manufacturer until I went to the BBB! then Nissan was forced to replace motor, clutch, tires which ive been having issues long before this ever occured along with the window motors in which the windows kept giving out also! my vehicle broke down again some 1000 miles after the new motor! my car kept stalling at a stop light! I had the vehicle taken to the Nissan dealer where I almost had to fight with the sevice rep to get it taken care of under warranty! about 3K miles after the new motor was replaced and installed I had the vehicle taken to get an oil change and the car was almost 3qts low again! yes the car still keeps burning oil!Nissan did not want to do anything about it! I kept calling Consumer Affairs whom kept passing my file around to one rep and another. I finally broke down 3-4 thousand miles later and have been for over a month with a vehicle that does not run and no assurance from the dealer who fixed my motor less than 7K miles ago. This car has been giving me problems since the first few months ive had it.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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problem #2

Nov 152003

350Z

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,279 miles
The suspension problem is reoccurring, and mis-diagnosed a. roar from front suspension under 40 mph. First attempted repair @ 7,279 miles. Changed brake pads and turned rotors. Attempt failed, roar remained. B. roar & pulls to the right at highway speed. Second attempted repair @ 7,720 miles. Changed right side compression rod. Pull to right corrected, roar remained. C. roar severe, visual damage{feathering} on inside edge of front tires. Third attempted repair @ 11,077 miles. Rotated front tires side to side, off rims {directional tires} also did four wheel alignment. Roars less, but still very noisy. At 12,000 miles noise increasing, new feathering now appearing on inside of front tires. This suspension problem not corrected

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 152003

350Z

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,420 miles
Tire feathering, on front end seems to be non-correctable resulting in repetitive premature replacement of tires. I was told by service mgn. That caster adjustment is at full, and can not correct for the towin causing the tire wear.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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