pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212005

350Z 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


During normal operation of a 2004 Nissan 350Z the fuel tank was puncher and approximately 15 gallons of gasoline spilled onto the road. I was traveling at aprox. 30 mph on surface streets when I heard a pop & continued driving for about 2 miles. When I got out of the car I discover gas was heavily pouring out. The fire department and police secured and cleaned the area then towed the car. According to the dealership a small piece of road debris, that they believe to be metal, punched the fuel tank. The dealership has also confirmed that no safe guards are in place and no protective measures have been taken to prevent this type of incident from occurring in the location where the hole exists. Nissan has indicated to me that they do not believe this to be a safety concern & are unwilling to assume the cost of repairs or put safety measures in place to prevent this type of incident from occurring in the future because a safety recall has not occurred. Prichard made this decision. Her contact information is 1-800-647-7261 ext. 3851. On my mind just the fact that this happened proves that the Nissan 350Z is susceptible to fuel tank punctures, which could lead to fire. This is clearly a safety defect, which is probable to cause serious personal injury and possibly death. In the interest of public safety Nissan should be required to take preventive measures to ensure that the fuel tank is not exposed to road debris.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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