really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,176 miles

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2006 Nissan 350Z drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2006 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #2

May 172012

350Z 6-cyl

  • 57,852 miles


The date is when I received my car from the body shop after 3-car wreck. Drove it to work and the car had no power to climb a hill. Called insurance company, took it back they did no repairs to the engine, so it went to the dealership. Shortly afterwards the car wasn't downshifting properly, then it started making a sound like it was stuck in a spin cycle and shoot out causing the car to go faster. Took it back to the dealership nothing. So with the car doing the spin cycle and shooting out fast, it started making this thumping noise from under the hood when coming to a stop. This was so frequent I thought the engine was about drop out, so I took it to transmission shop; they found a code for an electrical solenoid and reset it. I was instructed to take it to the dealership if it happens again. A week later it did but all the time. Took the car back to the dealership, this time they witness the problem and called the corporation tech's; who recommended to replace idle relearn and odometer cluster (miles off). They were replaced but my check engine light came on, insurance company sent a third party inspector out. He found out that the transmission and engine are bad and is not related to the accident. I called Nissan corporation received a claim number, a month later they called to say they are not going to pay for the repairs. I asked the dealership to checkout my parking brake because the light for it didn't come on with the old odometer cluster because I drove my car home from their shop and it was engaged but nothing indicating that it was. My airbags did not explode from the wreck either and also the car tires will not maintain the proper air pressure. Had to get my oil recheck several times after getting the oil changed. The car is unsafe to drive here in Hawaii with all this traffic, still at the dealership. I have the report from the inspector if you want it.

- Kapolei , HI, USA

problem #1

Mar 202009


  • 22,500 miles
Oil consumption. I have a 2006 350Z with 22K miles on and at my last oil change I noticed about 1.5 quart oil consumption in less than 3000 miles. I tried regular and synthetic oil and seems to be the same issue. Engine is making a funny noise always. Noise is like lifter -type sound. It goes off after 4000 rpms and get worst when driving up hill.

- San Juan, PR, USA

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