definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,668 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z engine problems

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2004 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 202013

350Z 6-cyl

  • 120,000 miles


My daughter was driving in orlando when her check engine light and the slip control light came on and the engine lost power and stalled. We had to have the vehicle towed to an orlando Nissan dealer. They diagnosed it as the camshaft and crankshaft sensors and we had to have it fixed at a cost of $815.65. I recently contacted Nissan about this as I saw there was a Nissan recall (no. R2022) on the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. However, Nissan informed me that my car was not included in the recall as the recall was for 2003 vehicles. They stated the recall was VIN specific. I believe it should be symptom specific as the symptoms of the vehicle in this incident were exactly the same as what was described in the recall.

- Crystal River, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 172011


  • 28,341 miles
The car at 28,241 needed a drive belt, new clutch and flywheel. Keep up with all required maintenance and know how to drive cars with clutches (35 years). Geico sent representative to inspect the car and noted that it was not the normal wear and tear for this car and agree to repair it. This was after I call Nissan regional Consumer Affairs office and they offer to do nothing. Kristen found out that my insurance company took care the repairs and only offered to see the invoice after I suggested they paid the deductibles. So far no answer. An investigation should be done on the problems of listed above. Next, airbag was listed.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #3

Dec 152008


  • 30,000 miles
My 2004 Nissan 350Z with 36,000 miles uses one quart of oil every 500 miles. My factory powertrain warranty expired January 31, 2009 (34 days ago). Nissan is not illing to 'goodwill' my complaint even though the vehicle is 14,000 miles below the factory mileage warranty of 50,000 miles and the fact that this issues began months before January 31, 2008.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 262006


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I live in Alaska and Nissan 350Z does not start and/or want to start in any weather under 10 degrees. The car door will not close, and gas cap does not want to open. The car has been prepared for winter.

- Fairbanks, AK, USA

problem #1

Mar 222005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2004 Nissan 350Z touring model in July 2004 and have put approximately 10,000 miles on it since then. The car ran out of oil in the first 5,000 miles. Since then, I have had to add, on average, around 2 to 3 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles. Several dealers insist that this is normal. My local dealer finally began a oil consumption test and noticed the car needed 3 to 4 quarts of oil after 2,000 miles. The dealer called Nissan and Nissan said that this was a known issue with the PCV valve. Nissan advised the dealer to replace the valve gaskets. I am concerned that permanent damage has already been done to the engine.

- Alameda, CA, USA

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