definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,438 miles

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2012 Nissan 370Z drivetrain problems

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2012 Nissan 370Z Owner Comments

problem #8

May 032016


  • 36,000 miles


Just driving normally down the highway and press the clutch in to shift gears and my clutch did not come back out. The clutch stayed flat to the floor. The fluid were all gone. I fill it up but clutch still stay flat to the floor. I had to replace the csc (concentric slave cylinder).

- La Puente, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 262016


  • 19,000 miles
Clutch sticking and failing likely csc failure. Very common when I look it up on a blog for Nissan 370Z. Car driven very gently and only has 19,000 miles!!!!

- Broomfield, CO, USA

problem #6

Dec 022015


  • 10,000 miles
At only 10,000 mi. The clutch pedal suddenly would not return to rest. It caused a dangerous loss of control in freeway traffic while in motion. I was able to toe the pedal up, pump wildly to get some degree of actuation back, and then exit the freeway. Nissan usa would only authorize new fluid in the clutch lines as the fix. Within a couple of days of the inadequate "repair" and only 50 mi. The same problem occurred again resulting in another dangerous loss of control of the car, again in motion on the freeway. Nissan replaced the concentric slave cylinder (csc) but the part hasn't been improved so I am concerned it will likely happen again and potentially lead to injury, property damage, or death. Many others with the exact problem have also needed the clutch master cylinder replaced, and yet Nissan only allows dealers to drain the clutch fluid and replace it with fluid with a higher temp rating (from the Nissan gtr). This inadequate and unsafe "fix" nearly led to an accident in my case. This initial repair was done after I explicitly requested the csc be replaced, but the dealer said nissanusa refused to allow the necessary repair. Nissan's failure to redesign/improve the csc will lead to more incidents of stranding or loss of vehicle control.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 182015


  • 56,000 miles


As soon as I picked this car up with only 56,000 miles on it and I was driving it back home on the highway my clutch pedal went straight to the floor, not once, not twice. Three times as I was down shifting on exit ramps! then the same thing happened to me last week! I was furious, I limped it to the dealership and they claimed that it was my clutch going out on me and wouldn't even look at my car! with 56K miles on the clock and my clutch was going out?! then that's another problem that Nissan needs to fix! I did some research and it seems like the 350Z and the 370Z have been having this concentric slave cylinder problem for years and Nissan is just ignoring it on their most popular sports car!

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #4

Jul 202015


  • 13,000 miles
Hi it is a 370Z clutch pressure (csc) failures. People are complaining all over the place talking about how this is leaving people stranded especially on new vehicles. There's a post here about a brand new 2016 370Z had a csc failure and had to be towed into the nearest dealership to get it fixed. Https://www.reddit.com/R/370Z/comments/3cfv0S/bad_slave_clutch_cylinder_on_2016_370Z/ there is also 70 pages full of the problem here. www.the370Z.com/Nissan-370Z-general-discussions/25007-sticky-official-370Z-clutch-pressure-csc-failures.html it needs to be acknowledge, recall, and then a fix. This was an issue in 350Z and now they decided to do the same with the newer models. I am buying a 2012 370Z soon (signing papers today) with only 12K miles on it. If this were to happen to me, I would be very sad and depressed especially knowing that Nissan knows this and is doing nothing about it to save some money.

- Morrow, GA, USA

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problem #3

Oct 112012


  • 14,500 miles
For about 6 months prior to the issue, I would experience intermittent juddering when starting off in 1st gear. Eventually I lost clutch pressure and had to take my car in to Nissan. After they read there was a tsb for clutch pressure, they replaced my clutch fluid with a dot4 fluid. After 2 days of replacing the fluid, I lost clutch pressure yet again and had to get both the clutch master cylinder and clutch slave cylinder replaced. This lasted for about 8 months until I started to experience juddering again, and am waiting to lose full clutch pressure yet again to have to replace the faulty part. There are many people with the exact same problem, and my dealership even acknowledges that there is an issue, but Nissan has done nothing to address the issue. There needs to be a recall for the parts.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 102014

370Z 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles
Driving the vehicle from louisville, ky to hazelwood, mo the last few miles of the trip the clutch pedal went to the floor. Trying to pump the pedal in order to get the car in gear and was able to limp the car to the house. This problem has happened 4-5 times in the last 2 years (about 38000 miles of driving). The concentric slave cylinder (csc) is a complete failure and should be tagged for a recall. There is an aftermarket solution which completely removes said part and replaces with a fork/actuator mechanism. Cost is approximately the same as any warranty work that would cover just replacing faulty part with another faulty part.

- Vine Grove, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 122012


  • 1,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Nissan 370Z. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a rattling sound whenever it was shifted into first gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, where the drive shaft was replaced. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileages were 1,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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