hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,581 miles

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2003 Nissan 350Z electrical problems

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2003 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 082011


  • 83,906 miles


In 2005, I bought a 2003 Nissan 350Z. In early November of 2011, I started having these problems. The engine would die suddenly while driving, the check engine and tcs lights would come on, and the car would run very rough once it did decide to start. I took the car into a Nissan service center on 11/08/2011. The mileage according to the service invoice was 83,906. Along with the problems noted above, the service technician added diag P0340 and C1130 stored, loss of engine signal. Replaced camshaft and crankshaft sensors. My cost for the repair: $618.61. My car had not one, but every symptom of a recalled car. The camshaft and crankshaft sensor (very specific repairs) were needed to correct the problem; same as a recalled vehicle. After bringing this to Nissan's attention, I was contacted by a regional manager who stated my car was not on the recall list and she could not help me.I hope no other vehicles engines shut off while on the interstate.

- Bartlett, TN, USA

problem #4

May 052012

350Z 6-cyl

  • 132,000 miles
Camshaft position sensor failure causing the engine to stall during operation. Vehicle is hard to restart after failure. This may cause a potentially serious accident because of sudden engine failure.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 012005


  • 36,000 miles
I own a 350Z bought brand new in 2003. I was one of the 1st in baltimore for I did not see another Z for six months. I have had a new transmission put in at 36K due to a failing 3rd gear synco and now at 80K the 5th. I am about to put in my 5th window motor in. Nissan does not care about us so don't even waste your time with 1800nissan1. They should feel privileged that we allow Japanese to sell cars here in the us and should be penalized when they fail. I will never ever buy a Nissan again and I go as far as getting my Nissan's oil changed at Toyota so I do not promote Nissan any further. Quite a lemon. Tacoma has 90K and only oil changes.

- Abingdon, DE, USA

problem #2

Aug 162005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles
This is the second time this incident happens to this car. 1st time 9/23/04 driving along and engine stopped running, it would start but ran rough and would stop running again and again. Had it towed to gwinnett place Nissan in duluth ga (the closet dealership to my home)- they couldn't find anything wrong with my car - so I was stuck with wrecker fee. 2nd time-- 8/16/05 had to slow down due to traffic, and when I shifted into 3rd gear to speed up again engine stopped running. I shifted into neutral and started it again, once placed into gear it stopped running. I pulled over and tried idling between 3000 RPM and noticed that engine surged B'tween 2500 and 3000 RPM. And ran rough. If I released accelerator engine would idle very low and stop running. Started it one last time to see if I could get going but when I placed it in gear and released clutch it stopped running. I called gwinnett place Nissan and had vehicle towed there. I informed the service tech that in Nissan's web site there was a recall for 350Z for a "crank position sensor" and the VIN# in my car was within that group. He looked at their database and said there were no outstanding codes for my car. They found nothing wrong with my car the second time around neither. Both occurrances, dealership stated there are no stored codes in ECU and no pending codes for this vehicle. I called Nissan North America national Consumer Affairs at 888-737-2647 and they stated that there was a recall for my car and the VIN # was within the range stated by Nissan - and gave me a file # 5039832 and are still checking to see if they can help me.

- Duluth, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012004

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Various gauge failures, usually involving the fuel gauge and/or the oil pressure gauge and corresponding low pressure warning lamp. Vehicle rendered non-drivable due to inability to monitor engine oil pressure. 3 gauge clusters have been replaced, 1 unified meter computer, 1 fuel pump/level sensor assembly. Problem continually re-occurs.

- Lawrenceville, GA, USA

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