2003 NISSAN 350Z Suspension Front problems & defects.

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NISSAN 350Z Suspension Front problems : 76.

The Car Has Terrible Feathering On The Inside Edges Of The Front Tires. Problem Started After 7,500 Miles. Contact Patches On The Inside Tire Tread Are Wearing Unevenly. I Had The Car Aligned By nissan On 2-21-03 And The Problem Has Gotten Worse. This Really Scares Me And Could Lead To Unsafe Driving Due To Poor Design And Uneven Tread On The Tires. The Car Is A nissan 350z. Received In August 2002. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8696 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FRISCO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BANKSTON NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972-450-2400 . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Feb 21, 2003

Front Tires On My Vehicle Are Feathering Due To Suspension Problems. Manufacturer Will Not Fix The Mechanical Problem. It Is A nissan 350z 2003 Under Warranty With 8000 Miles. Have Had 3 Tire Inspections By Different Tire Manufacturer’s, All Point Toward Suspension Defect. Traction Is Less Then 100% *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in ARKANSAS CITY, KS. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: DAVIS MOORE NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: WICHITA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KS.

Mar 19, 2003

Front Tires On My Vehicle Are Feathering Due To Suspension Problems. Manufacturer Will Not Fix The Mechanical Problem. It Is A nissan 350z 2003 Under Warranty With 6000 Miles. Have Had 3 Tire Inspections By Different Tire Manufacturer’s, All Point Toward Suspension Defect. Traction Is Way Less Then 100%. *nlm

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in GREER, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020907. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: CARMAXX OF GREENVILLE . DEALER’S CITY: GREENVILLE . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29615 .

Mar 30, 2003

My New nissan 2003 350z Was Delivered Out Of Alignment. This Has Caused My Tire To Be Severely Worn On The In Side Edge Of Tire (both Front Tires). nissan‘s Solution Is To Rotate Front Tires So That The Worn/cupped Portion Of The Tire Is On The Outside Edge Of Tire. What Kind Of Solution Is This? The Life Expectancy Of My Tire Has Been Greatly Reduced And Has Jeopardized My Safety!

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: ADVANTAGE NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281.557.5300 . DEALER’S CITY: LEAGUE CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77573 .

Mar 15, 2003

Front Tire “feathering.” There Is A Common Front End Suspension Problem With Many Of The First Year nissan 350z‘s Released That Causes The Front Tires To Wear Unevenly And Prematurely Fail. It Can First Become Noticeable At Several Thousand Miles. The Front Tires Make Excessive Noise Under Braking At Speeds Below 40 Mph. I Have Contacted nissan North America On Several Occasions And Had My Vehicle In For Service At The Dealership, But To The Best Of My Knowledge, A Fix Is Not Currently Available. I Replaced The Original Tires At 4000 Miles Because Of The Noise, Then Discovered At A Chat Room That Many Other 350z Owners Were Having Similar Problems. Once Removed, An Inspection Showed Uneven Wear On The Inside Edge Of The Tire That I Was Previously Unaware Of. nissan Has Agreed To Reimburse The Cost Of One Replacement Set Of Tires, But My Concern Is That The Vehicle Will Continue To Cause Premature Tire Wear Problems Unless Fixed. I Don’t Know If This Is A Safety Issue, But Am Convinced That A Mechanical Defect Exists, nissan Is Aware Of It And A Majority Of Early Issue Cars Are Effected. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FARMINGTON HILLS, MI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021029. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: BILL COOK IMPORTS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 248-471-0800 . DEALER’S CITY: FARMINGTON HILLS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 48335 .

Feb 01, 2003

Purchased 2003 nissan 350z January 2003. Vehicle Suffers From A Chronic Tire Cupping Problem. Tires Were Replaced By nissan At ~5,000 Miles. This Was Only Done At My Insistence. nissan‘s Published (see Their Tsb) Approach Is To Dismount Tires And Rotate Side To Side. Now At ~6,000 Miles And New Tires Are Cupping. Vehicle Also Suffers From A Severe Purposing (bounce) Problem That Particularly Manifests Itself On Concrete Roadways. At Highway Speed It Is So Severe That The Car Feels As Though It Is Becoming Airborne. nissan Has Not, Of Yet, Addressed Either Of These Problems With A Permanent Fix. *jb

Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TARPON SPRINGS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030129. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NISSAN OF BRANDON . DEALER’S CITY: TAMPA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Jan 30, 2003

Vehicle Was Taken To Dealer For The First 3000 Miles Regular Inspection. Technician Stated That Fronts Tires Needed To Be Replaced And Front Alignment Done. *ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LEESBURG, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 22, 2003

Front Tires Feathering. Return To Dealer. Dealer Rotated Tires And Redid Alignment. Was Told To Go To A Frame Shop. They Say It Is So Far Out Of Alingment They Cant Fix. Caused By Pot Hole? Other Z Owners Have The Same Problem Of Feathering.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HALL NISSAN .

June 06, 2003

I Purchased A nissan 350z On 12/30/2002. I Started Complaining To The Dealer About Loud Growling Noise From The Front End At About 5000 Miles. The Dealer Stated That It Was Because Of Improper Front End Alignment. At 6000 Miles The Dealer Performed A Tsb Which Stated That The Front End Needed Alignment An The Front Tires Rotated (swapped From Side To Side). At That Time They Provided Me With Print Outs Of The Vehicle Alignment Reports Which Shows That The Vehicle Was Out Of Alignment And Remains Out Of The nissan Specifications In Regard To The Front Caster Which Is Causing The Dangerous, Abnormal And Premature Wear Of The Front Tires. The Dealer States That There Is No Way To Correct This Out-of-spec Condition. The Front Tires Are Now Wearing Unevenly On The Inside Again So The Re-alignment Has Not Corrected The Problem And The Dealer Says They Can Not Do Anything About It.

Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021230. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: WESTON NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 954-888-6880 . DEALER’S CITY: DAVIE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 33331 .

Aug 15, 2003

Tread On Front Tires Was Forming A Feathered Wear Pattern At 6000 Miles. Dealer Realigned But Didn’t Produce A Printout Of Results Because “the Printer Was Broken”. They Refused To Replace The Worn Tires. At 16,000 Miles All Tread On The Inside Of The Front Tires Was Gone While The Tread On The Outer Edge Was Normal. The Dealer Said That The Factory Rep Would Not Repair Car. This Is An Obvious Design Flaw Because They Did Not Allow For Caster Adjustment. I Now Hate nissan More Than I Love My Car And Will Pursue A Refund Per Lemon Law.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D23T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021006. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: WORLD CAR NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 800-880-1434 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78233 .

Sept 30, 2003

My 350z Had A Terrible Growl Noise And Vibrations Coming From The Front When Braking. Tires Were Very Feathered On The Inside Of The Front Two Tires. Filed A Complaint With Nna And They Had The Dealer Take The Tires Off The Rims And Swap The Front Tires. I Don’t Think They Fixed The Issue Just Delayed The Inevitable. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021111. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: STEVEN’S CREEK NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: SANTA CLARA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Sept 14, 2003

2003 nissan 350z Has A Defective Suspension That Causes The Tires To Wear Unevenly (tire Feathering) And Also Causes The Vehicle To Pull To The Right Which Also Causes The Tires To Wear Unevenly. nissan Dealership Has Had The Vehicle In 6 Times With No Success. Hundreds Of Other 350z Owners Have This Same Trouble, But May Not Know How To Deal With It. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 610 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030204. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: CLASSIC NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 407-657-9500 . DEALER’S CITY: ORLANDO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32807 .

Mar 06, 2003

A Defect Exist In The 2003 nissan 350z Which Causes Excessive ‘cupping’ Or ‘feathering’ To Occur To The Tires Of The Vehicle. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in PITTSBURGH, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030317. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WEST HILLS NISSAN, INC . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4122629020 . DEALER’S CITY: CORAOPLOIS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 15108 .

Oct 22, 2003

Extreme Irregular Front Tire Wear (cupping) Causing Loud Noise And Vibration Especially During Braking. Vehicle Had Approximately 4000 Miles On It When First Noticed. Tires Were Replaced At 5000 Miles And Front End Alignment Checked (alignment Was Good). Vehicle Now Has 9000 Miles And The Front Tires Are Showing Irregular Wear Again. Manufacturer Has No Fix For The Problem. *la

Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TAYLORS, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020827. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: HUNTER NISSAN .

June 03, 2003

I Own A New nissan 350z, Purchased In April/may 2003. The Car Came In Misaligned And Was Aligned At 1700 Miles. Now At 9400 Miles, The Alignment Is Out Again And The Tires Are Feathering. Dealership Will Replace Tires Under Warranty, But Admits The Problem Is Wide Spread With The 350 And There Is No Fix. Something Within The Suspension/front End Is Faulty. The Dealer Has Been Very Helpful. *la

Mileage was 1700 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: TEAM NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: MARIETTA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

May 01, 2003

I Have A Recurring Problem With Feathering Of The Front Tires And Now The Rear Tires Are Cupped As Well. First Problem Was Noticed At 7,000 Miles And nissan Replaced The Tires And Realigned The Suspension At Around 12,000 Miles. I Noticed A Lot Of Road Noised And Noticed Feathering Of The Front Tires At 19,500 Miles And Was Confirmed All Four Tires Cupped By My nissan Dealer. Claim Was Filed With nissan Consumer Affairs And Was Notified Today That They Would Not Do Anything About This. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in EDINBURG, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20020905. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 24, 2003

Horrible Road Noise, Tire Wear Uneven “feathering” Or Scalloping On The Insides Of The Front Tires. Car Has Been Placed In Shop For Warranty Repair Five Times And Problem Is Still Occurring. Car Is Going Back Next Week For A Sixth Attempt. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was purchased on 20030410. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NELSON NISSAN MAZDA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 918-258-6581 . DEALER’S CITY: BROKEN ARROW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OK. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 74012 .

Oct 30, 2003

Front Tires On My Vehicle Are Feathering Due To Suspension Problems. Manufacturer Will Not Fix The Mechanical Problem. It Is A nissan 350z 2003 Under Warranty With 7800 Miles. I Have Had Numerous Tire Inspections By Different Tire Manufacturer’s, All Point Toward Suspension Defect. Traction Is Less Then 100%. nissan Is Willing To Replace Tires But Will Not Fix The Actual Problem Caused By A Suspension Defect With This Vehicle. Tires Need To Be Replaced Every 6000-8000 Miles Due To Extensive Wear. Car Pulls To Right Excessively. Car Is Loud When Driving And Braking. Car Is Not Safe To Drive.*ak

Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MILLSBORO, DE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020917. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ABC NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 602-798-1800 . DEALER’S CITY: PHOENIX . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AZ. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 85014 .

Oct 15, 2003

Tires Cupping On The Inner Edges. Loud Roar When You Brake From About 30 Mph To A Complete Stop. I Think Is A Suspension Problem Because The 2004 Cars Don’t Have The Problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TAYLORS, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030112. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CARMAX OF GREENVILLE . DEALER’S CITY: GREENVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 29687 .

Nov 01, 2003

Suspension Problem With 2003 nissan Causing Tire Cupping Every Few Thousand Miles.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in ADENA, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: JOHN SISSON NISSAN .

Nov 09, 2000

nissan‘s 350z‘s Suspension Causes Front Tires Cupping On The Inner Edges Of The Tires. This Is The Source Of That Loud Roar You Hear When You Brake From About 30 Mph To A Complete Stop.*ak nissan Only Offer To Realign The Suspension And Replace The Cupped Tires But Not Addressing The Suspension Issue. The Problem Is Caused By A Desgin Flaw In The Suspension Of The Z. It Is Not A Problem With The Tires As Any Tire You Put On The Z Will Eventually Start To Cup Again.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9685 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020831. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MOSSY NISSAN .

Oct 21, 2003

nissan 350z Tire Feathering Problem Believe To Be Related To A Problem With The Suspension.*ak

Mileage was 7500 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in GLENDALE, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030920. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NISSAN .

Aug 01, 2003

nissan 350 Z Owners Have A Severe Problem With The Suspension Of There New Car. nissan Is Not Repairing This Problem. They Have Addressed The Issue With A Tsb. This Repair Is Just Enough To Get The Owners Passed There 12,500 Mile Warranty. The Problem Is That There Is No Adjustment For Caster Or Camber On The 350z. The Cars Left The Factory With An Alignment Problem, And There Is Really No Repair Available. This Has Left All 350z Owners, Replacing Tires Almost Every 6 Months. *ak

Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in KANNAPOLIS, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021123. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MODERN NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 704-788-2110 . DEALER’S CITY: CONCORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 28027 .

Nov 06, 2003

nissan 2003 Z Front End Misalignment Or Production Flaw Causing Extreme Wear On Front 2 Tires. Causes Tires To Wear In 4k-5k Miles. Dealer Will Only Rotate Tires And Realign Which Is Known Not To Fix The Problem.*ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in PASADENA, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021105. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 20, 2003

Suspension Problem On My 2003 nissan 350z Purchased 5/15/03. Causing Tire Feathering On Front Tires, Which Causes Loud Tire Roar From 22 Mph Down To 0.*ak

Mileage was 2500 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CYPRESS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030515. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 10, 2003

Tires Are Wearing Out Incredibly Fast. Handling Is Compromised.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in NOTTINGHAM, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: JONES OF BELAIR .

Nov 10, 2003

Suspension Design Flaw Creates Uneven Tire Wear In The Front Tires. Tires Will ‘cup’ Or ‘feather’ Within The First 10,000 Miles Of Driving. My Car In Particlar Ran Out Of Tread On The Inside Patch At 13000 Miles. Changing Tires Is Not A Cure For This Issue As It Reoccurs Due To The Suspension. This Is A Potentially Dangerous Flaw As It Might Cause Vehicles To Lose Traction In Wet/slippery Conditions.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LA JOLLA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021110. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: MOSSY NISSAN EL CAJON . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (619) 588-0500 . DEALER’S CITY: EL CAJON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92020 .

Nov 01, 2003

Excess Abnormal Wear To The Inside Edge Of Front Tire Tread Causing Alignment, Handling, And Excess Road Noise Problems. First Sign Of Wear Appeared At Around 3,500 Miles On The New Vehicle. Four-wheel Alignment Was Performed At 4,000 Miles. Abnormal Wear Continued After Alignment. A “side-to-side” Front Tire Swap Was Performed At 6,000. With Less Than 9,000 Miles On The Car, Abnormal Wear Has Again Appeared On The Inside Tread Along With Excessive Road Noise And Erractic Handling On Crowned Roads.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MURPHY, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021030. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BANKSTON NISSAN OF IRVING .

Nov 10, 2003

Suspension Problem Causing Improper Tire Wear.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FAIRVIEW PARK, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030118. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 10, 2003

I Also Own A 2003 nissan 350 Z And Have Experienced The Tire Cupping/feathering. I Have Had The Alignment At 4970 Miles And Tire Replacement At 7500 Miles Due To The Backorder Of The Tires Because Of So Many Others Also Having The Realigning And Tire Replacement.*ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DALLAS, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030129. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Apr 21, 2003

My 2003 nissan 350z Has A Suspension Problem. I Had Tire Feathering On The Front Two Tires And They Were Replaced By nissan And The Alignment Was Redone. Now The Tires Are Feathering Again. This Seems To Be A Widespread Problem With Many Of The First Production Cars. I Would Like nissan To Address The Problem And Issue A Recall Of The Cars So That The Suspension Can Be Fixed. I Do Want To Have To Replace Tires At 6-10k Miles Because Of This Problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in BRIDGEWATER, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030219. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: QUIRK NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 781-848-0100 . DEALER’S CITY: BRAINTREE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 02324 .

Nov 10, 2003

I Have A Suspension Problem With My 03 350z. It Causes Tire Feathering.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D63T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in JEFFERSON CITY, MO. Vehicle was purchased on 20031013. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ST. CHARLES NISSAN .

Nov 10, 2002

Suspension Design Flaw On My nissan 350z Track Is Causing Premature Wear And A Possibly Dangerous Condition.*ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HARTLAND, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20030602. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 01, 2003

Front Pair Of Tires Cupping/feathering On The Inside Of Tires, Causing A Loud Growl When Braking. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MADISON, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 20031010. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: ZIMBRICK NISSAN .

Nov 11, 2003

Suspension Of Car Causes Tires On The Front Of The Vehicle To Wear Unevenly. Tire Tread Feathers And A Loud Roaring Sound Is Very Noticable. I Took The Car To The Dealer Back In The Spring To Correct The Problem, But It Has Now Returned.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CONOVER, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NISSAN OF HICKORY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (828) 324-5040 . DEALER’S CITY: HICKORY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 28613 .

Nov 08, 2003

Front Tires Are Cupping On The Inside Due To Issue With Car. I Had The Car With 7,000 Miles On It When I Notice Problems With Noise And Handling. At 11,000 The Deal Said It Need To Be Re-aligned Which They Did And Flipped The Tires. Now At 16,000 Miles I Have Cupping On The Inside And Outside, Which Causes Noise Issues And Handling Problems. I’m Taking It Back To The Dealer I Have Had Enough. *la

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SPRING HILL, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021224. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Mar 05, 2003

03 nissan 350z Track Edition. Front Suspension Issue Causing Very Bad Tire Wear And Very Loud Tire Noise In Front Of Car. Car Has Been Aligned And Still Continues To Wear Tires Unevenly. The Car Only Has 3100 Miles On It.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 12, 2003

My Front Tires Have Been Cupped And Or Feathered On The Inside. It Makes A Very Load Roaring Noise When Coming To A Stop. I Don’t Feel Safe About My Car Due To Its Handling. The Tire Wear Is Very Uneven. *la

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: GLENDALE NISSAN .

Feb 01, 2003

I Have A nissan 2003 350z. At 7000 Miles Both Front Tires Were Feathered. At 8000 Miles I Took The Car To The Dealership. They Aligned The Tires And Centered The Steering. After The Repair The Handling Was Terrible. I Was Scared To Drive Over 60 Mph Fearing Loss Of Control Of The Vehicle. At 12,500 Miles nissan Replaced The Both Front Tires. I Had Put 8,000 Miles On The Replacement Tires When I Had A Recurence Of The Tire Feathering. nissan Again Replaced The Front Tires And Centered The Steering. I Believe Driving On The Feathered Tires Is A Saftey Issue. The Car Handles Terrible When Driving On The Feathered Tires. The Back Tires Never Feathered. I Had 28,000 On The Back Tires When I Replaced Them And The Wear Was Perfect. The Suspension Is Causing This Problem With The Front Tires. I Still Have This Issue With My Vehicle. My Front Tires Have Been Replaced 3 Times Total. Twice By nissan And Once By Me. I Would Really Like This Issue Fixed. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DISCOVERY BAY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020924. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Mar 08, 2003

A Know Problem With The Front Alignment Of The 2003 350z Causes Front Tire Feathering. *la

Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021017. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: CAPITOL NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: SAN JOSE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Nov 13, 2003

Purchased 2003 nissan 350z In Aug 02 And It Had A Suspension Problem From Day One, It Would Pull Hard To The Right. At 2500 Miles nissan Realigned The Front End To Get It To Run Straight, But Now At 11,000 Miles The Edges Of The Front Tires Are Cupping. My nissan Dealer Has Noted The Tire Wear Issue, But Did Not Or Could Not Do Any Thing To Correct Or Suggest New Tires Or A Suspension Fix. I Am Very Concerned. *la

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D23T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in JUPITER, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020728. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: PALM NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: WEST PALM BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Nov 10, 2003

Front Suspension Problem Causing Front Inner Edge Of Tires To Wear Unevenly. Possible Blow Out Of Front Tires, Due To Accelerated Wear On Inside Edge Of Front Tires. *la

Mileage was 12000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030124. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 05, 2003

nissan 350z 2003 Front Suspension Issue – Tires Are Feathering Because Of Bad Setup In Front Suspension. This Problem Surfaced After About 5000 Miles On The Car In The Form Of A Low Rumbling Noise When Slowing Down. This Noise Slowly Got Worse Until I Took The Car In And Niacin Said The Tires Were Defective. I Was Given A New Set Of Tires That Were Not Feathered And The Problem Went Away Until I Reached Another 5000 Miles, At Which Point, The Noise Resurfaced. I Once Again, Took It Into Niacin, Who Was Very Good About Recognizing That There Was A Problem, And Brought Up The Fact That The Original Issue Was Most Likely Not Defective Tires But A Poor Setup Of Some Kind That Was Causing The Feathering. They Agreed And Said A Bulletin Had Been Sent Out About This Issue. The Solution, They Said, Was To Switch The Tires, Re-calibrate Something With The Suspension, And The Tires Would Eventually Even Out. I Have Only Driven 3000 Miles Since This Fix, But The Noise Is Still Apparent, And I Believe There Is Still An Issue In The Front Suspension. I Feel That Niacin Has Been Very Good To Me About Addressing Issues As They Come Up, But If This Is A Bigger Problem, I Really Feel That Niacin Should Recall Rhe Front Suspension And Address The Deeper Problem. I Can’t Keep Replacing My Tires Every 5000 Miles. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SANDY, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020918. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: TIM DAHLE NISSAN MURRAY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 801-262-5521 . DEALER’S CITY: SALT LAKE CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: UT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 84107-3814.

Mar 01, 2003

Vehicle Drifts To Right And Is Experiencing Very High Wear On The Inside Of The Front Tires. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in KERHONKSON, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030508. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 26, 2003

In May Of 2003 I Purchased A New nissan 350z. After Around 9000 Miles The Tires Began To Make An Increased Amount Of Road Noise. Upon Inspection The Interior Radius Of Both Front Tires Was Worn In A Very Uneven Pattern. The Rear Tires Are Fine… Mind You This Is A Rear-wheel Drive Car. Over The Course Of The Next 3000 Miles This Noise Became Increasingly Louder And At 12000 Miles Is Unbearable. It Sounds Like I’m Driving An Eighteen-wheeler As Opposed To A Sport Car. I Brought The Car To The Dealership Where I Bought It – Peter’s nissan In Nashua, Nh – They Said That My Tires Were “chopped” And Recommended Replacing Them. Of Course They Wanted Me To Pay For It, Citing A Tire Defect. The Problem With This Argument Is That My Rear Tires Are Fine And They Recommended Replacing My “chopped” Fronts With Another Pair Of The Same Tire. In My Mind There Is Obviously A Suspension Geometry Issue With This Car. After Being Quoted $1008.64 For Two Tires, Mounted And Balanced, From The nissan Dealer I Proceeded To Call nissan North America’s Consumer Affairs Line. (1-800-nissan1) I Spoke With A Representative Who Told Me That Engineers Are Currently Working On A Fix And He Brushed Me Off The Phone Quickly. I Received No Satisfaction And Am Still Driving Around My “new”, Under Warranty nissan Product With An Obviously Defective Suspension. Evidently nissan Expects Me To Shell Out (using Their Ridiculous Quote) $1008.64 Every Six Months Or 10,000 Miles For Two Front Tires. Assuming The Life Of This Car At A Conservative 100,000 Miles, That’s $10,086.40 In Front Tires Alone. More Than A Third Of The Cars Value New In Just Front Tires! There Is A Defect Here Somewhere That nissan Has Yet To Address. The Tires Are A Bridgestone Potenza Model. While I Find These Tires To Be A Low-quality Product To Begin With, The Sort Of Wear Occurring On My Car Is Not A Tire Issue. Again, My Rears Are Just Fine.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D23T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SANDOWN, NH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030508. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PETER’S AUTO CENTER (NISSAN) . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 603-889-1166 . DEALER’S CITY: NASHUA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 03063 .

Aug 01, 2003

My 2003 350z Displays Most Of The Common Complaints Of Other Owners…tire Feathering, Pulling To The Right, Excessive Tire And Brake Noise, A/c Buzz, Bose Sound System That Can’t Be Heard Above Road Noise. Some Of The Above Are Annoyances, Others, Such As Tire Wear And Handling Are Definate Safety Issues. nissan Has Changed The Front Suspension On The 2004 350z For The Reason That The 2003 Suspension Is Flawed. There Should Be A Recall!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DENVER, GA. Vehicle was purchased on 20031120. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Dec 01, 2003

Premature, Excessive, Asymmetrical Front Tire Wear On 2003 nissan 350z. Tire Wear Is Confined To The Inside Tread Block Ring Only, Circumferentially Around The Tire. Indications Are A Raised Heel And Lowered Toe Pattern In The Direction Of The Tread. This Occurs On All nissan 350z‘s, And It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before Tire Failure Results In Serious Injury Or Loss Of Life. See Zcar.com For More Complaints And Details. nissan‘s Tsb Solution Is To Realign The Front End, And Simply Rotate The Tire, Transferring The Abnmormal Wear Pattern And Resultant Hazard To The Opposite Tread Block. Realignment Does Not Correct The Problem. nissan Has Put A Dangerous New Model On The Road With A Design Flaw That Eats Tires At An Extraordinary Rate (5,000-8,000 Miles!!!). Unless Fixed, The Car Is Likely To Become Known As The Corvair Of The 21st Century “unsafe At Any Speed”. *ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CHANHASSEN, MN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021205. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: WALSER NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: BLOOMINGTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MN.

Dec 11, 2001

Due To Front Suspension Failure Tires Wore Out Prematurely. *ak

Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Excessive Road Noise, Growl With Car.

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in WOODBRIDGE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: COWLES NISSAN .

Nov 01, 2003

Noiced Growl And Rumbling Noise Around Front End Of 2003 nissan 350z. Dealer Performed No Diagnostics, Nor Checked Service Bulletins. Claimed Could Not Duplicate The Problem. Third Trip In, Dealer Admitted To Hearing The Now Loud Noise. Millage At 7500 – 10,200. Diagnosed Feathering (cupping) Front Tires. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in BAYTOWN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030505. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 28 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BAYTOWN NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281) 421-7442 . DEALER’S CITY: BAYTOWN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77521 .

July 19, 2003

Excessive Tire Wear And Feathering On Front Tires Resulting In Excessive Noise, Reduced Traction, And Requiring Premature Replacement. *cb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030107. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

June 01, 2003

Front End Suspension Problems Is Causing Front Tires To Wear Improperly(feathering) Only After 4000 Miles!*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BOB HOWARD NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4054785380 . DEALER’S CITY: OKLAHOMA CITY . DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 73114 .

Feb 07, 2003

I Have A Feathering Problem With My Front Tires Due To A Front End Suspension Defect. My Efforts With nissan Corporation And The Dealer (ed Napleton nissan In North Palm Beach, Florida) Have Been Fruitless. The Service Department Threatened To Not Service My Car When I Brought Up The Lemon Law. The Dealer Then Admitted To The Problem (once I Provided Information That Others Reported This Problem) And Said They Would Try To Get Reimbursement For The Tires. Then The Dealer Then Only Offered Tires At Dealer Cost (which Was Higher Than A Local Repair Shop Who Did Install Replacements). nissan Corporation (yanique, Customer Service Person) In California Was Both Condescending And Argumentative With Me. The nissan Representative Advised That Tire Reimbursement Is On A Case By Case Basis. When I Purchased This Vehicle The Dealer Was Advised That I Would Drive A Significant Number Of Miles Commuting To Work. Thus, My Vehicle First Experienced This Problem Immediately Following My 15k Miles Service. The Dealer Switched The Front End Tires And Immediately Afterward, I Could Hear The Noise Relating To The Alignment Problem. Although I Was Advised By Another nissan 350z Owner That He Experienced Uneven Tire Wear, It Didn’t Register With Me Until The Tires Were Switched At 15k That There Was A Problem. I Believe The Dealer Was Buying Time Knowing That I Will Continue To Place Significant Miles On This Car And Didn’t Reimburse Me For These Tires Based On The Same Reasoning. The Dealer States That They Didn’t Manufacture The Car Or The Tires And Thus, They Are Not Responsible. nissan Is Aware Of This Problem And Have Tried To Keep The Issue Secret From The Public. Apparently There Is Not Fix And A Recent Auto Magazine Article Has Identified 39,000 Vehicles With This Problem. I Would Hope That This Complaint Receives Sufficient Attention, Since This Problem Is Both Costly To The Consumer And Could Pose A Safety Problem Due To Poor Traction Of The Front End Tires. *ak

Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in JUPITER, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030416. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 01, 2003

Tire Cupping And Feathering Due To Faulty Suspension On 2003 nissan 350z Causing Car To Veer To The Right.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7500 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAN JOSE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030320. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph. DEALER’S NAME: STEVENS CREEK NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 8662728696 . DEALER’S CITY: SANTA CLARA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95051 .

July 10, 2003

Brought My Car In Twice To Complain About A Loud Growling Noise From The Front End At 6000 Miles. I Told Him That The Noise Is Really Bad When I Brake At Speeds Below 50 Mph. Erin From The Dealership Told Me That nissan Does Have A Bulletin Out And Their Quick Fix Is: To Rotate My Tires From Side To Side And Do A Front Alignment. He Told Me My Tires Were Wearing Unevenly. I Brought The Car Back Again To Complain That The Noise Got Worse And They Told Me That It May Take 1000-2000 Miles For The Noise To Go Away. I Told Him That Was Crazy. Eric Told Me Just To Turn My Radio Up And I Wouldn’t Hear The Noise. He Also Told Me That nissan Will Only Rotate The Tires Once And Then After That I Will Need To Do It More Offen. He Told Me That I Will Need To Replace My Tires Soon. I Told Him It Just Has 6000 Miles On It. I Also Had My Car Back For The Loud Break Noise And They Said It Was Normal. After Finding This Website I Realized I’m Not The Only One That Is This Complaint. I Cannot Believe That nissan Is Not Doing Anything About This Severe Problem That Could Become Dangeous For Driving When The Tires Are Wearing Unevenly.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34EX3T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. Vehicle was purchased on 20030510. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: WOODFIELD NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (847) 310-1900 . DEALER’S CITY: HOFFMAN ESTATES . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 60194 .

Feb 27, 2004

nissan 350z. Lost Control Of Car Just Changing Lanes At 45 Mph. Car Spun Sideway And When I Tried To Recover, Steering Was Almost Impossible As Tires Seemed To Be Just Gliding Wherever They Wanted To Go. I Am Just Now Connecting This Incident To The Just Became Aware Of Tire And Front End Problem That nissan Seems To Be Having With This Vehicle. I Only Wish Somebody Had Told Me My Front End Was Not Aligned And Tracking Correctly And That My Tires Were Worn Away On The Inner Edges. The Failure To Notify Me Placed Me In A Circumstance That Allowed Me To Think The Vehicle I Was Driving Was Safe And Would Respond When I Needed It To. My Initial Thinking Of A Slick Road, Which Really Wasn’t Present, Is Now Apparent To Me To Be A Front End Which Can Wander And Cause Abrupt Alterations In Tracking Due To Tire Wear And Improper Alignment. Fortunately, The Only Bruised Item Was The Car. I Hope It Doesn’t Lead To A Human. *ak *nm The Consumers Vehicle Failed The Massachusetts Safety Inspection Because Of Bad Tires. *tc

Vehicle was involved in a crash. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KELLY NISSAN .

Feb 02, 2004

2003 nissan 350z Brought In To Showcase nissan In Bourne, Ma With Oil Light On And No Oil Pressure. Technician Put Car On Lift And Drained “less Than A Pint Of Oil” From Vehical. Inside Of Tail Pipes Were Oily And Black. Milage At The Time Was 14,100. nissan‘s Solution Was To Do Consumption Tests At 500 Mile Intervals Which Resulted In Oil Usage Of 1/4 To 1/2 Quart Per 500 Miles Which nissan Claims Is “normal”.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E63T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in EAST FALMOUTH, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030212. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: SHOWCASE NISSAN .

Dec 26, 2003

Experiencing An Unresolved Tire Wear Problem With 2003 350z That I Purchase New In February 2003. The Front Tires Have Been Replaced And Alignment Performed Twice On The Vehicle. When The Tires Are Examined, They Have An Irregular Wear Pattern On The Outside Edges Of The Tread. Although nissan Has Issued Tsb Ntb04-043 On 4/12/2004 And Extended The Original Warranty To Two Year / 30k Miles, I Do Not Believe There Is A Long Term Solution That Will Result In Front Tires Lasting Significantly Longer Than The Current Unacceptable 10k To 12k Miles. I View This Issue As Reducing The Serviceability / Reliability Of My 350z And It May Also Pose A Safety Concern If The Problem Remains Unresolved. *jb *sc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10541 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CARY, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030209. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SOUTHERN STATES NISSAN OF APEX . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 919 589 0029 . DEALER’S CITY: APEX . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27502 .

Sept 06, 2003

I Own A 2003 nissan 350z Which I Purchased New. The Cars Tires Began To Make A Loud Noise, Which I Noticed Around 2500-3000 Miles. The Noise Was Gradually Increasing In Volume As I Added Miles To The Car. I Took The Car To The Dealer At Approximately 6500 Miles When The Noise Became Unbearable. The Dealer Re-aligned The Front Wheels And Replaced The Tires To Address A “known Problem” With Alignment For Which nissan Had Issued A Service Bulletin. I Now Have Just Under 14,000 Miles On The Car And Have Just Delivered The Car To The Dealer To Address The Problem Once Again As The Issue Was Not Resolved By The Alignment And Tire Replacement. The Dealer Was Unwilling To Align Or Replace The Tires And Claimed The Warranty Fix Was A one Time Fix. I Contacted nissan Consumer Affairs, And Now I Will Be Provided With An Alignment And New Set Of Front Tires Under An extended Coverage nissan Is Calling “2003 350z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension”. This Warranty extension Is Addressing The Same Problem That I Already Asked Them To Fix Under Warrantee Last Year. The Problem Should Be Covered Under The Original Warranty Because It First Appeared During The Warranty Period And Was Not Fixed By The Action Taken By The Dealer. This Is A Known Problem With Many Of The 2003 350zs. nissan Is Addressing The Symptoms Rather Than Fixing The Problem In Order To Buy Time. The Problem Is Much More Significant Than A Simple Alignment And Tire Replacement. They Are Using Deceptive Practices To Skirt Around The Problem In Order To Avoid Developing And Implementing A True Fix For The Issue. Under The “2003 350z Front Wheel Alignment Warranty Extension” My extended Warranty Expires Two Years From The In-service Date Of My Vehicle. That Is October 2004 For Me. At That Point I Will Be Stuck With A Defective Car That Wears Out Very Expensive Tires In A Fraction Of The Normal Tire Life With No Means Of Recourse. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in AMSTERDAM, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NEMITH MOTOR CORP . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 518 785 8531 . DEALER’S CITY: LATHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 12110 .

July 28, 2004

Complaint Received Via E-mail.”i Have So Many Problems With My Car. The Tires Wore Out Within 7 Months. I Took To The Dealer To Get It Fixed. I Ended Up Replacing Two Tires. That Was In June. September I Experienced The Same Problem. Less Than A Year, My Car Has Had 5 Alignments And Two Sets Of Tires. I Contacted The nissan Consumer Affair Specialist, No One Wanted To Take Care Of The Problems. The Car Is Believed To Have A Manufactured Defect. The Dealership Has Informed Me That Lots Of Problems With This Model Car Has Been Reported. I Can Not Drive My Car Anymore Because I Am Scared The Tires Might Blow Up. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34T111. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20030922. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 22, 2004

My 2003 nissan 350z Has An Extremely Dangerous Pattern Of Tire Wear. The Inside Of The Front Tires Wears Rapidly – By 6000 Miles It Is Nearly Smooth. Vehicle Lost Control Several Times Due To This Problem, Resulting In Many Near-accidents. Visited Dealer Who Swapped Tires From Side To Side But Issue Recurred. First Noticed At 4000 Miles And Recurred At 6000 Miles. Very Unsafe In My Opinion. Would Not Recommend This Vehicle And Am Frustrated By nissan‘s Dilly-dallying Tactics Extended Towards The 80% Of Z Drivers That Have This Problem. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BAKER JACKSON NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Sept 10, 2004

My Front Tires Were Replaced On My nissan 350z After Only After 18000 Miles, With A Realignment After nissan Recommended In The Bulletin Release Released This Year. Now After 33000 Miles On My Vehicle I Am Having To Replace Once Again The Front Tires On My Vehicle Due To Improper Wear On The Tires, The Same As What Happened At The 18000 Mile Replacement Time. Obviously There Is Something Wrong With 350z Front Alignment. Is There A Class Action Lawsuit Against nissan For Defect Of The Front Alignment, As I Am Not The Only One This Is Happening To, And How To I Go About Joining The Lawsuit?*ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in NAPLES, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 2004

My 2003 nissan 350z Has Experienced Tire/feathering On Both Front Tires. nissan Replaced Both @ 17,000 Miles At No Charge To Me. Then @ 12,000 Miles On 2nd Set, Same Problem Exists. nissan Says They Will Replace, But The Dealer Says Tires Are On Back-order Till April 2005. They Offered No “buy Back”, Or Loaner. I Could Not Wait Till April 2005, So I Traded The 350z. I Traded Because After My Warranty Period Was To Expire @ 36,000 Miles, I Would Have Had To Pay Approximately $600.00 Per Set To Replace At 10,000 To 12,000 Miles. The Feathering Of The Tires Made For Very Little Traction, Especially During Rainy Conditions. I Also Took Quite A Hit (trade-in Was $6,000 Less Than Kelly Blue Book). nissan Should Be Responsible For Selling Me A Lemon>*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DANVILLE, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030917. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GLENN NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 859-263-5020 . DEALER’S CITY: LEXINGTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 40509 .

Nov 18, 2004

My 2003 350z‘s Tires Were Replaced By The Dealer At 16,000 Miles. I Recognized The Problem Right Before The Recall. Now At 27,000 Miles I Have The Same Problem With The Back Tires/alignment. I’ve Been Told By The Contracted Tire Dealer Which My nissan Dealer Sends It’s Work To That The Problem Is With The Alignment On The 2003 Model And The Problem Has Since Been Corrected On The 2004 Model. I’m Told That To Avoid The Improper Wear On The Tires (cupping) That I Should Have The Alignment Checked Every 3-6 Months. I Was Told That Other Than The Tire Noise(which When Noticeable Means Serious Improper Wear), Another Way To Tell That This Cupping Is Happening Is To Put The Car Up On The Rack. Also, The Car Starts To Have Traction/handling Problems. The Problem Cannot Be Seen In A Visual Check When The Car Is On The Ground. I Called The nissan Headquarters And Filed A Complaint, But Was Told There Was Nothing They Could Do. At 27,000 Miles I Got The Rear Aligned And Had To Purchase Two New Rear Tires. There Is So Obviously A Problem That nissan Is Choosing To Ignore. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 27186 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34DX3T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in VACAVILLE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021116. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: NISSAN OF FAIRFIELD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 707-399-3131 . DEALER’S CITY: FAIRFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94533 .

Dec 28, 2004

My 2003 nissan 350z Has A Problem Keeping Alignment. This Causes Premature Wear On The Tires And The Additional Cost Of Alignment. This Began Immediately (2003 At 6,000 Miles). Both Tires And The Alignment Were Replaced And Repaired. However The Car Continues To Lose Alignment. A Bigger Issue Is Caused In The Winter On Slick Roads. The Car Will Swerve Unexpectedly – Totally Lose Control And Cross Over Into On Coming Lanes. I Feel These Cars Represent A Hazard Not Only To The Driver But Other Innocent People On The Road. The Only Safe Remedial Action Would Be A Recall And Permanent Repair Of This Defect. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LISLE, IL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BILL KAY NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 630 969-3200 . DEALER’S CITY: DOWNERS GROVE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: IL.

Jan 15, 2005

My 2003 nissan 350z Sports Car Has A Front Suspension Problem That Causes Extreme Inner Tread Tire Wear In Very Short Periods Of Time, Ie, Less Than 5000 Miles. The Problem Is Pervasive In All 03 Models As Indicated On The Various Internet Chat Rooms. nissan Is Aware Of The Problem And Has Provided A Front End Alignment And Left To Right/right To Left Tire Rotation And/or Tire Replacement – Neither Of Which Cure The Problem (indicative Of An Engineering Design Problem). The Extreme Tire Wear Is Evident At Approximately 4-5000 Miles. nissan Appears To Not Have Found A Solution To This Problem. Replacing The Front Tires At Unreasonable 5000 Mile Intervals Is Required To Prevent An Extreme Road Hazard. *ak

Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20031226. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Feb 22, 2005

Ongoing Alignment / Tire Feathering Issues With nissan 350z I Have Had My Tires Swapped Side To Side Several Time + Replacement Tires And Many Alignments. The 350z Will Not Stay In Alignment And Eats Front Tires Every 7000-12000 Miles. It Wears The Insides Of The Tires To The Point Of Replacement With Over 80% Tread On The Rest Of The Tire. They Are Now Not Performing Alignments On My Car Even Though Their Tsbs State That They Will And Will Replace Tires Up To 30,000 Miles. They Stopped Doing Alignments And Tire Rotations/replacement Before 20k Miles In My Situation. The Stock Tires Are Up To $400 A Piece, So This Is Unacceptable. The Dealers Want $80 For An Alignment Every 4-6 Months + Tire Purchase. This Is A Known Issue And nissan Refuses To Issue A Real Recall, Even Though Every 03 350z Has This Issue. It Was Blamed Originally On The Suspension Being Stressed During Shipment From Japan. I Have Also Had Dual Rear Axle Replacement, Transmission Replacement, Clutch Assmbly Replacement, Just To Name A Few. The Vehicle Become Very Unstable With The Front Alignment Issue. There Are Also Issues With The Rear Alignment. It Is Out Of Spec Everytime It Was Checked.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in ROUND ROCK, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20031101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: ROUND ROCK NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 512-244-8500 . DEALER’S CITY: ROUND ROCK . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 78681 .

Feb 01, 2004

Dt: The Front End And Tire Defects. At 7438 Miles, Car Was Rumbling At Stop Speed. Dealer Put New Front Tires And Aligned Front End. At Approximately 10,000 Miles Dealer Installed New Front Brakes. At 12, 493 Miles The Car Was Rumbling At Stop Speed. Dealer Put New Front Brakes And Aligned Front End Again. Both Times Tires Had Cupped, And Thread Separated. If It Did Not Get Fixed It Could Result In A Crash. ( A Blow Out ). *ak

Mileage was 7438 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in ALISO VIEJO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030115. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: DOUGLAS NISSAN .

Apr 06, 2004

Excessive Tire Noise Was Noticed, Took To Dealer And Found Inside Of Front Tires Had Worn Away. Dealer Re-aligned Suspension And Replaced Front Tires. Later, Tire Noise Was Noticed Again Along With Pulling To Right. Took To Dealer And Inside Edge Of Front Tires Had Worn Away Again, Tires Were Replaced Again And Suspension Re-aligned Again. Right Front Suspension “compression Rod” Replaced Due To Pull. Tires Continue To Wear Excessively Along Both Inside And Outside Edges. Tires Wear Out In Less Than 10,000 Miles. Once Tire Noise Becomes Severe, Straight-line Stability Is Affected At Highway Speeds. Tires Could Fail Due To Premature Wear If Vehicle Owner Does Not Inspect Tires For Inside Edge Wear At Abnormally Frequent Intervals.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021001. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SUTHERLIN NISSAN MOG . DEALER’S CITY: BUFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Mar 01, 2003

nissan 2003 350z – Tire Cupping, Roaring And Vibration. nissan Issued A Bullitan To Replace The Original Bridgestone Front Tires And Complete An Alignment With 7000m Due To A Factory Suspension/alignment Problem. The Bridgestone Replacement Tires Have 9000m And The Problem Is Reoccuring – Tire Cupping, Roaring And Vibration. The Car Is Unstable On Curves And Braking. nissan Will Not Replace The Front Tires A Second Time And Refuses To Acknowledge There Is A Factory Defect With The Suspension. This Defect Is Noted To Have Been Corrected On The 2004 350z. nissan Dealership Is Recommending A Full Tire Replacement Without Any Compensation On Their Part Or Correction To The Suspension Problem To See If The Four Tire Replacement Will Correct The Problem. (why Would This Correct The Problem When The Problem Occured At 7000 Tire Mileage And Again At 9000 Tire Mileage) I Am Pursuing Every Avenue To An Equitable Resolution To This nissan Factory Defect. Preferring A Permanent Fix..

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in AVON LAKE, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20040301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: NORTH OLMSTED NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-734-6900 . DEALER’S CITY: NORTH OLMSTED . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44070 .

July 01, 2004

My 2003 nissan 350 Z Continues To “eat” Front Tires. I Have Replaced The Front Tires 4 Times And Aligned Once In Under 12 Months. My Last Set Lasted A Whopping 2 Months And Two Days! I Notified nissan Of The Problem In February-05, July-05 And Twice In September-05 And Have Not Received A Return Call As Promised. nissan Said They Had “no” Recalls Or Complaints Of Front Tire Issues During The First Two Calls. In August-05, I Received A Letter From nissan Stating They Were Going To Extend The Warranty For Front End Alignment And Possible Replacing The Tires For 03 & 04 350’s. But As I Was Told In Two Earlier Phone Conversation, They Knew Of No Problems. Apparently During The Month Of August They Decided To Check Into The Complaints Since They Knew Of None Earlier…right! The Letter States “nissan Is Truly Dedicated To Your Satisfaction”! nissan Has Not Shown Any Signs Of Dedicated To 350 Z Owners. I For One! Looking In This Site, I Have Found Over 70 Complaints On This Problem. It’s Time To Do Something.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in BEAUMONT, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20040930. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BILL HOOD . DEALER’S CITY: HAMMOND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: LA.

Feb 02, 2005

350z Touring Model Pre-mature Tire Wear. I Ordered My Car On 01/2003 And Took Delivery On 04/2006. At Which Time I Discovering That nissan Had Put Out Its 1st Tsb Bulletin Dated 01/23/2003. Reference # Ntb03-006. I Have 15,434 Miles On My Car. I Drive It Very Little And Therefore, Just Starting To Experience The Problems That I’ve Been Reading About. I Have Taken My Car To The Dealer At Least Three Times For The Same Recall And Was Told There Was Nothing Wrong With The Front. The Lastest Recall Notice Was During The Month Of August 2005. Again I Took My Car Into The Dealer And Was Informed There Was Nothing Wrong That Applied To The Recall Notice Which Involved The Front Suspension And Uneven Tire Wear. The Service Rep Told Me Again There Was Nothing Wrong With My Car. I Decided To Get Up Under My Car And Do My Own Inspection. What I Discovered Was Unbelievable, My Tiers Were Wearing On The Inner Toe To The Point They Were Almost Bald At 12,500 Miles. I Returned To The Service Rep. And Pointed This Out, He Immediately Changed His Mind And Ordered Me New Tires At nissan Expense. At 15,434 The Tires Had Begun To Wear In The Same Manner. I Took The Car Back To The Dealer Who Wanted Me To Pay For An Alignment. I Refuse To Put Another Dime In This Car. He Said That I Would Have To Contact nissan. I Did And Now nissan Will Not Fix My Car Until I Get A Release From One Of Those Lemon Law Attorneys That I Had Contacted Out Of Desperation. That’s Another Story And Now I’m Fighting Them Too. I Told The Lawyers That I Wanted My Car Replaced But Let Them Persuade Me Into A 4,500 Monetary Verbal Agreement. When I Received The Terms Of The Agreement From nissan I Refused To Sign It And Return It To The Lawyer For Payment. The Law Firm Contacted Me And Informed Me That A Verbal Agreement In The State Of Maryland Is The Same As A Binding Contract. I Am In The Process Of Writing Letters To Attorney General, Federal Trade, Bbb nissan And Those So Called Lawyers Who Claim To Represent Us. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12434 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in JOPPATOWNE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030424. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 20, 2006

Bought 2003 nissan 350z Used In 2/06. Keyes Woodland Hills nissan Of Ca Sold Me The Car With Both Front Tires Worn Down To The Wire On The Inside Rim. They Still Have Not Disclosed Or Acknowledge The Alignment/tire Feathering Problem. Its Been 12000 Miles & I Need New Tires. This Is Very Costly & I Would Never Have Bought This Car Knowing About This. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 70342 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CANOGA PARK, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20060209. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: KEYES NISSAN OF WOODLAND HILLS,CA .

Feb 10, 2006

I Bought The Car Used In 5/05 With 15,000 Miles. Tires Appeared New When Purchased. Car Is Only Driven In The Winter, I Had The “roaring” Noise And Vehicle Shaking Effect Roughly 5 Months Later. I Brought The Car To The Dealer And Told Them About The Issue. Their Solution Was To Replace The Front Brakes And Rotors For Almost $400. I Did Not Notice The Problem Again Until A Relative Drove The Car In The Spring Of 06 And Thought I Was Crazy Because I Was Apparently Ignoring The Roar And Shake Of The Vehicle When Traveling At Speed Under 40 Mph. I Replaced The Rear Tires At The Suggestion Of My Local Garage For Over $500 Yet The Problem Persisted. I Now Have To Replace The Front Tires For Another $500 Or So And The Car Only Has 32000 Miles. I Have Read The Numerous (hundreds) Complaints Written About This Problem And This Is Just Ridiculous. Why Should nissan‘s Shoddy Engineering Be My Responsibility To Fix? Go To Www.nissantireproblems.com And Register For The Class Action Suit……*jb

Mileage was 23000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DRACUT, MA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050523. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 02, 2005

I Have A 2003 nissan 350z Which I Purchased New From Selma nissan In July 2003. The Vehicle Has Had The Front Tires Replaced By The Dealer Three (3) Times, Averaging 17,000 To 19,000 Per Set Of Tires. Each Time The Dealer Has Re-aligned The Front End And Assured Me That The Problem Has Been Taken Care Of. Each Time That The Vehicle Has Gone In For This Problem, The Vehicle Experiences Severe Front Tire Noise And Steering Wheel Shake, Especially During Low Speed And Braking. Both Front Tires Display Excessive Wear To The Inner Edge Of The Tires Rendering Them Unserviceable. To nissans Credit, They Have Acknowledged The Problem And Have Re-aligned The Front End And Replaced The Last Three Sets Of Tires At No Cost To Me. The Car Was Taken To The Dealer Today (01-12-2007) With The Same Problem. The Dealer Said They Will Contact The Manufacturer To See If Replacement Will Again Be Authorized. Whether Or Not nissan Covers The Replacement Isn’t Really The Issue. A Modern Vehicle That Wears Out Four Sets Of $600 Tires At Under 20,000 Miles Each Obviously Has A Problem That Should Result In A Recall. nissan Is Apparently Unable To Repair This Defect, And The Car Is Not Only Unsafe, But Has A Very Low Resale Value. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 19626 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HANFORD, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030723. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: SELMA NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 559 896-5000 . DEALER’S CITY: SELMA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 93662 .

Jan 12, 2007

Action nissan In Nashville, Tn Has Replaced Damaged Front Tires At Least Twice, And I Have Now Replaced Damaged Front Tires At My Own Expense. The Effect Of nissan

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