definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,432 miles

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2007 Nissan 350Z drivetrain problems

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2007 Nissan 350Z Owner Comments

problem #10

Jun 012012


  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Nissan 350Z. While driving at approximately 10 mph and making a left turn, the clutch failed. The driver was unable to shift from first to second gear causing the vehicle to stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the clutch slave cylinder assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 45,000.

- Merrieta, GA, USA

problem #9

Apr 132015

350Z 6-cyl

  • 41,250 miles
The car is not safe to drive due to the clutch being faulty. It loses pressure every now and then, and I have to pick up the clutch with my foot manually off the floor. This is very dangerous and should be recalled on all 2007 and 2008 350Z's. Nissan changed the clutch slave cylinder and master clutch cylinders from 2007 to 2008, hence only these model years have this problem. People have complained numerous times and they did recall a clutch slave cylinder but even after they did that, it has the same problem. If you replace a part with the same defective part it will break down again and again... I've calculated how much it would cost to get a new clutch and replace all the defective parts with stronger parts that people have used and reviewed over a long period of time. It will cost me about $2000 just to get the clutch parts and installation. This is ridiculous for something that has such an important job in a car. If the clutch pedal loses pressure or goes down and doesn't come back up, you can get in a serious accident or even worse, death. Please help us 350Z owners and ensure that the manufacturer provides safety in these vehicles..

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #8

Jul 032014

350Z 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
On 07/02/14 I was driving home from work when I approached a red light near my residence pushed the clutch in and the pedal went to the floor and clutch did not engage almost causing a collision. I was able to slowly drive home to try and figure out what the problem could be. I checked the fluid in the clutch cylinder and it was nearly empty. I filled it up with dot 3 brake fluid and the clutch started to work some but then the fluid leaked out again.the next morning I got into the car to go to work and the clutch went to the floor again. I drove the car to the local Nissan dealer and explained the problem. On 7/3/14 I called Nissan corporation and explained that according to the internet their had been a re-call on the slave cylinder(which causes this problem to occur) and I would like to have my car repaired at their expense. I left my car at sheehey Nissan in waldorf md with service advisor [xxx] (301-843-5300) who stated they would have to look the car over to determine if the malfunctioning part is the slave cylinder. On 7/3/14 I spoke with [xxx] at 1-800-647-7261 ext 457390 claim# [xxx] (Nissan Corp) she advised that they would have to confirm the issue through the dealership and then the information would be forwarded up to the regional dist. Office to determine if Nissan would repair my vehicle.two days later I was contacted by [xxx] (1-800-343-6913 ext [xxx]) from the regional office and she explained that due to the car's age and being out of warranty they would not repair my vehicle. Please review and assist me with a problem that could cause someone to lose their life. Nissan should have to honor the re-call notwithstanding it being outside of the warranty. A recall is a recall acknowledging that the part is faulty and should be corrected at their expense. Please assist. Thank you. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Bryans Road, MD, USA

problem #7

Oct 242013


  • 37,000 miles


Nissan has a clutch orifice valve that helps regulate pressure to the clutch. This valve, when faulty can cause a car to lose ability to shift their car into and or out of gear. Nissan is fully aware of this issue with the clutch orifice valve, and has discontinued its use. This valve is not listed in Nissan's factory service manual, nor is it a normal wear and tear part. This part cannot be purchased either through Nissan or it's dealers, nor is it available online through an aftermarket dealer. As a result, Nissan is requiring that the faulty valve (30589-cf00B) be replaced with three additional parts, at the consumers cost. These parts are clutch orifice valve (30650-CD000), tube assembly (30851-cd00A), and clutch cover assembly (30205-jk0C). Nissan will not replace this valve for any consumer, unless their vehicle is under warranty. Given that this is an engineering issue, and not a customer issue, Nissan should issue a safety recall for anyone who may experience this issue. This part can cause severe safety issues to not only the drivers, but any passengers they have as well as other drivers/vehicles on the road. By not being able to shift into or out of gear, this simple $50 oem valve, can cause drivers undue harm. This is simply a monetary issue for Nissan, and is not an issue that any motorist should have to endure as a result of their faults for choosing a faulty product.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #6

Feb 182013


  • 48,100 miles
While driving in traffic along a uphill I engaged the clutch pedal to shift into 2nd gear when the clutch pedal did not disengage as I let off my foot. Instead, the vehicle automatically revved itself up to 6500 RPM while rolling back. As the clutch pedal was stuck there was an absurd amount of burning odor, smelled like the clutch was being burned. I had to immediately turn the car off, luckily the car behind me had enough time to move out of the way. Almost crashed because of this and was unable to drive it from that point on.

- Springfield, VA, USA

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problem #5

Feb 012013


  • 39,970 miles
2007 Nissan 350Z M/T was being driven at 35mph and the clutch peddle dropped to half way and would not return back to original position. Had to reach down and manually pull the clutch pedal back to position. Took to Nissan dealership and they inspected the car and found nothing wrong with the vehicle. The problem was shown to dealer and service technician who drove it for 8 miles and claimed nothing was wrong. The vehicle was being driven few days later and clutch went down even further and would not go into gear. Clutch fluid was completely empty and leaking out of the transmission housing.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #4

Apr 082008

350Z 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


Car was making a rattling noise from underneath since I bought it new also there was a creaking noise from the left rear tire from day 1 now the car skips at 1000 rpms of course Nissan does not help.

- Staten Island`, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 282012


  • 45,000 miles
Clutch engaged by itself and lost power to the wheels (manual trans). Maybe due to a clutch slave cylinder failure.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 122011


  • miles
Was driving 35 mph and when I went to accelerate around a turning car my clutch pedal dropped to the floor. I was in traffic so it startled me and could have become very dangerous. Luckily I acted smartly and was able to pull into a parking lot and fix the problem. I got onto forums and realize this is a recurring problem that need to be addressed immediately.

- Oak Harbor , WA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022008


  • 5,000 miles
I have a 2007 Nissan 350Z that is developing clutch issues, poor engagement, slipping, and some rattling noise coming from the transmission when the clutch is not engaged. I have contacted and notified Nissan about it but they refuse to address the issue and they quote it as normal. I have driven stick all my life and never experience such issues.

- Miami, FL, USA

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