really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,000 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012008


  • 34,000 miles


2004 350Z had to have the convertible top replaced in 2008. Top started to show stress at folds and a large rip in top next to back window. Top will sometimes stick when putting down and will have to raise and lower to get it to work. Passenger side seat belt has started to stick it will release after a while.

- Laurinburg, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 182006


  • 6,000 miles
I was involved in a near fatal auto accident, which Nissan didn't report to the death and injury reports done every quarter per annual year. The accident almost left me paralyzed and I broke over 6 bones in various body part locations due to the car not living up to the "safety" features the maker boasted to have which falsely lead me to buy the car and nearly killed me during an accident, at no fault of mine. The accident was on 1-18-2006, the vehicle a total loss, and occurred in Arizona on interstate 51 in phoenix AZ. I was rear ended, while sitting in traffic pile-up during rush hour traffic. The other driver was estimated to be driving upon impact at 43 mph. I had my sealtbelt on, which broke my collarbone, and a rib. I also ruptured a silicone breast implant from the force of the car into the steering wheel. The air bags didn't deploy, the leg and feet compartment for the driver area caused one foot I had on the brake, to break the sessamoid bone; the rt knee was thrown into the steering column and I broke my patella and tore my meniscus. Both required surgery, both on opposite legs. I required surgery for the ruptured implant. My neck was fractured and the blow and whiplash from the inadequate head restraint caused vertigo for nearly 3 months. I suffered brain bruising and swelling from hitting my head against the headrest after being thrust forward without an airbag to cushion the jolting of the neck and spine. My thoracic spine was fractured, and remains that way since I've opted not to have surgery. The lumbar spine has a ruptured disk and developed a mass from the impact blunt force trauma that developed from the other drivers car hitting my rear end of the car and the seat thrusting all the contents of the vehicles structure into the seat behind where I sat. I had surgery on the removal of the mass and the lumbar spine repair 3 times. My life was completely destroyed as a result of the false misleading claims the Nissan manufacturer and dealer claimed.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 262008

350Z 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 41,000 miles
Passenger side A/B deployed and seatbelt tensioner is taught and appears to have worked. Driver side A/B did not deploy and seatbelt tensioner is not taught and appears to have failed. Mva involved a head on accident to the left front side of the 350 Z convertible. Impact was at 40mph. SRS lights are not indicating that the A/B deployed.

- San Diego , CA, USA

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