really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,900 miles

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2006 Nissan 350Z suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252007


  • 9,900 miles


Sometimes driving, I hear light crackling noise comes and goes. For 9 months checkup, I mentioned it to dealer. He said they test drove it and everything was fine. On sat evening, 8-25, the front rt side of rim cracked & came out bouncing off freeway! scary & dangerous! we just let the car slide and scrape on three wheels off the next exit. I had spare tire put on & slowly got the car back home, in shock! Monday I had car towed to nearest dealer & they weren't able to fix my car because of the wheels. I didn't know why....but manager there called for my permission to have it towed back to my dealer with all charges paid by dealer. I was disappointed, disrespected, mistreated, & lied to. Bought car in good faith & they lied to me some more! I called nis manuf Consumer Affairs & found out that those rims were dipped chrome! dealer had nerve to give me same rims & try to return car back with damage breaking the discs & lower arm. Also repainted the scraped bumper. Have pics of sloppy work with camera phone. I explained to them I want it fixed brand new like when I first drove off that lot with it and I thought they understood. I still need pro to thoroughly inspect car. Although repairs made, I don't feel safe driving car anymore. I said fix car like when I first bought it- before the defective wheel came off with real rims. He ordered & placed it on my car. Sat night, dealer called to pick car up. I asked for invoice and papers. They said come back mon. Asked them to hand write that the rims are stocked & everything new like wanted so I can drive off feeling safe. They said can't. again I left disappointed. Noticed headlights dimmer than before & one side higher than the other. Mon, told service manager about lights. Response, "we're supposed to just replace wheels." Don't know if I have right wheels or not. I need a new car.dealer not concerned with public safety, only profits. I hurt emotionally & physically!

- Upland, CA, USA

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