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5.9

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,963 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 022008

350Z

  • 30,000 miles

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

While making a normal left turn through an intersection my car began to spin. After a complete 360 degree spin and smack into a curb, there was slight damage to left rear exterior wheel well. This alignment issue and premature tire wear problem needs to be rectified. Someone has to do something. Under normal driving conditions to do a complete 360 spin out is ridiculous. I am lucky no one smacked into me after I stopped. I have had my tires replaced twice on the right rear and once on the left rear because of the inner tire wear. I have had an alignment done also. All this was prior to my spin out. Something is not right with this car. Any answers, solutions, recommendations" I have read numerous complaints on this site about the same problem I am having. Are you even doing anything with these complaints" from what everyone else has written, no one has done a thing. There are no recalls or anything for this issue. Please address this problem immediately before someone winds up getting hurt from this. Obviously the dealership wont do a thing it will be way too costly for them. But for mine and the rest of the drivers on the roads safety, make something happen. Give us a recall to fix this ongoing problem. Its been almost 6 years and still no solution. Come on guys, I know your better than that. Our safety is now in your hands.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #9

Aug 102006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
I have an 2004 350Z touring. I bought the car with 16, ,000 miles on it. Now, it has 30000 miles on it. In the 14000 mile range the tires on the front feathered completely due to sever negative camber. Took vehicle to victory Nissan of richmond several times, and they only aligned the car and charge me for it. I have an appointment on 6/20/2007 to go to dealer and will demand new tires as the problem has not been fixed.

- Richmond , VA, USA

problem #8

Dec 012006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,000 miles
Uneven tire wear in front, leading to repeated unsafe driving conditions unnoticed by driver because it is inside front tires. Nissan admitted problem, performed an alignment that did not remedy the problem and now will no longer return my calls.

- Sebastopol, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 272006

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

I own a Nissan 350Z 2004 roadster touring edition and the tires on the front have been replaced at 16,000+ because the inside tread became extremely worn. While in the dealership they told me about an alignment problem that Nissan was reviewing. They claimed to have fixed the alignment problem, free of charge, but I had to replace the tires. I'm now at 31,115 and the same problem has occurred again. The front and back tires look new from the outside, but on the inside tread the tires were showing severe signs of wear. I believe there is a serious alignment issue...if I would not have fish tail my car I might not have had the car looked at. A potential accident waiting to happen with this car.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 172004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14,600 miles
Mechanical defect in the design of the front end cause the tires to have recurring premature uneven wear which the manufacturer refuses to fix correctly. In each occurrence the manufacturer suggests changing the tires and realigning the front end instead of fixing the real underlying mechanical defect.

- Durham, NC, USA

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problem #5

Aug 012005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,530 miles
Front tires need replacing too quickly. Front end design problem.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #4

Mar 042005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles

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

The Nissan 350Z has a history of tire failure (feathering) due to poor alignment of the vehicle. It appears this problem is with both the 2003 and 2004 production run. Even after repeated tire replacements and alignments, tire feathering returns, creating a safety problem for the operator. Nissan refuses to repair the problem.

- Solvang, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 032005

350Z

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,500 miles
The consumer was informed by a friend that the front tires on his vehicle may be wearing from the inside, from information obtained as a mechanic. After checking the tires, they are worn from the inside. The consumer stated it is due to the suspension on the vehicle.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072004

350Z

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Tires had to be replaced due to wear, and the vehicle had to be aligned at 9,000 miles due to a grinding noise. Vehicle started to make a grinding noise again. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and the tires wore out, and the front end needed to be aligned once more.

- Ashland City, TN, USA

problem #1

Jul 122004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles
My 2004 roadster has been making brake noise after the first 1000 miles, the tip tronic shifter does not down shift all the time and the dealer insists this is normal and refuses to even investigate the problems. I also heard about a class action suit against Nissan for faulty suspension and brakes, is this true?

- Sunland, CA, USA

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