really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
13,950 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2011 Nissan 370Z clutch problems

clutch problem

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2011 Nissan 370Z Owner Comments

problem #2

May 242016

370Z Sport Touring 3.7L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,700 miles


After some spirited driving my clutch pedal would not come back up from the floor. I had to put my foot behind the petal and pull it up. It felt soft after that until I pulled over and let things cool down. After looking on line others are complaining about the Clutch Slave Cylinder causing the issue as it is plastic and heats up very easily. When this happens the pedal does not preform as it should until things cool down. After I turn my 370Z off for 30 minutes the clutch comes back to normal. This does not sound correct for a car that is advertised to go above and beyond a standard car. That is what a sports car should do but the 370Z has problems that won't allow it. This can be dangerous as driving on the highway or any road you need to shift gears when you need to shift gears, not when the clutch lets you!

- glennsz, Addison, IL, US

problem #1

Jun 062014

370Z Sports Package 3.7L

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,101 miles

There are many, many sites discussing this problem; the clutch shifts very hesitantly, difficult to "notch" correctly in the right gear.

I'm 63 and I've been driving Z's with manual transmissions since 1984. The minute I got this 2011 370 Z coupe/sports package the transmission seemed balky and difficult, with what I'm now finding out is that this is a common complaint, particularly trying to come out of 1st and 2nd.

My Nissan dealer VOLUNTEERED they smelled heat the clutch was emitting! 5100 miles, babied to the max and this piece of crap needs a new clutch? The same dealer suggested I was letting the clutch out too far. I guarantee that ISN'T the case because the car will jump 3 feet if you do.

What a shame; I will make them check the clutch every time I drive by the dealer while under the warranty!

- Evan T., Atlanta, GA, USA

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