2003 NISSAN 350Z Suspension problems & defects.

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NISSAN 350Z Suspension problems : 31.

Tires Feathering Very Badly On All Four Tires. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FREMONT, CA. Original Owner. 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: 20 mph.

Mar 24, 2003

I Am Concerned About My nissan 350z Suspension/tires. I Have Been Reading A Lot Of Bulletin Board Entries On Www.my350z.com And Www.zcar.com About Vehicles Manufactured Before Dec. Of 2002. I Also Visited The nissan Website And See That There Is A Tech Bulletin Posted About The Wear On The Tires. There Appears To Be An Issue With The Suspension Set Up On The 350z That Is Resulting In Excessive Wear On The Tires Or Feathering. There Are A Lot Of Pictures On The Www.my350z.com Website Of Actual Tires. The Feathering Seems To Begin Anywhere From 5000 To 10000 Miles.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in WINDSOR, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030321. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Apr 05, 2003

Consumer Stated That While Driving And Without Warning There Having Problems With The Alignment Wearing. Dealer Notified. *ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HIGH POINT, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 07, 2003

I Took My Car (2003 nissan 350z) To My nissan Dealership On Or Around September 25 To Have The nissan Tire Feathering/cupping/road Noise Technical Service Bulletin Performed Due To Excessive Road Noise When Braking, And Visibly Uneven Wear On The Inside Tread On All Four (4) Tires. nissan‘s “fix” For This Issues Is To Dismount The Tires From The Wheels And Switch The Tires Left To Right (because They Are Directional Tires And Cannot Be “traditionally” Rotated). Feathering/cupping Came Back Less Than 2000 Miles Later. I Have An Appointment Scheduled For 10/16/2003 To Have The Issue Looked At Again, And Also Filed A Report With nissan North America. Tons Of Other nissan 350z Owners Are Having The Same Issue. This Is Not A Fix For The Huge Problem nissan Has With This Car, And We Need A Final Resolution! Replacing The Tires With New Oem Or Other Branded Tires Does Not Seem To Rectify The Issue Either. I Feel As Though My Safety, And The Safety Of Others Is Jeopardized. The Suspension Or Some Other Mechanical Aspect Is Clearly Not Engineered Correctly. *la

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LOVELAND, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030502. 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 .

Oct 09, 2003

I Purchased A New nissan 350z In May Of 2003. At Approximately 7000 Miles I Noticed Some Strange Noises Coming From The Tires. After Inspection I Realized There Was Very Uneven Tire Wear On The Front Tires. I Then Began Doing Research As To Why This Was Happening Only To Find Out That Nearly Every New 350z Is Experiencing This Problem. nissan‘s “fix” Is To Rotate The Tires But Anyone With A Brain Can Figure Out This Does Not Resolve The Problem, Only Gets Rid Of The Noise For A Few Thousand Miles. The Wear On My Tires Was So Bad They Could Not Rotate Them And Were Forced To Replace The Tires. After Tire Replacement, I Noticed An Immediate Change In Handling. I Believe The Strange Tire Wear Is Causing Less Than Adequate Performance/handling/traction And Could Eventually Become Dangerous If Left Unfixed. There Are Many Speculations As To Why This Is Occurring But All 350z Owners Tend To Agree That The Front Suspension On The Vehicle Is Causing The Problems. nissan Is Trying To Hide This Issue From The Broad Public But More And More People Are Becoming Aware Of This. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030505. 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: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: NORTH TEXAS NISSAN .

Aug 01, 2003

Tires Feathering, Possible Suspension Issues 350z.- Dealer Performed Alignment And Rotated Tires Per nissan Tsb. Tires Still Featering. Dealer Rechecked And Says Alignment To Spec. Nna Is Aware Of This Issues But Has Not Been Able To Do Anything About It, Nor Contact Us Back On Resolution. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021223. 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: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HALL NISSAN .

Oct 26, 2002

I Own A 2003 nissan 350z, Enthusiast Model. It Is Only 6 Months Old With 7500 Miles, And The Front Tires (and To A Lesser Degree, The Rears As Well) Have Begun To Feather. Feathering Is A Type Of Uneven Tire Wear That Causes Very Unpleasant Road Noise When Driving And Also Sacrifices The Life, Performance, And Reliability Of The Tire. Feathering Is Caused By Defective Suspension Design — It Is Not A Problem With Tire Design. Experts Note That Feathering Will Happen When The Suspension Exhibits Excessive Toe-in.nissan Has Received Multiple Complaints Regarding This Issue From Fellow Members Of A 350z Forum Of Which I Am A Part, But It Will Not Issue A Permanent Fix For It. (they Have Issued An Immediate Short-term Fix, But The Problem Recurs In 2,000-3,000 Miles After This Fix. No Permanent Fix Is Available And nissan Is Just Delaying The Permanent Repairs Until Warranty Runs Out With This Temporary Fix.) If You Will, Please Look At My350z.com And Search For “feathering” And You Will See That A Good Majority Of 2003 Model Owners Are Experiencing Feathering Problems. My Car Is Completely To Factory Specification, And At This Rate Of Tire Wear, I Am Afraid The Tires Will Have To Replaced In Less Than 1,000 More Miles. I Am Worried That Fellow 350z Owners That Are Unaware Of This Serious Problem Will Be Risking Their Lives, If They Expect The Tires To Last 20,000 Miles (the Average), But They Realize That At 20,000 Miles They’ve Been Running On Nothing But A Bald Set Of Tires. Nhtsa, This Is A Very Serious Safety Problem That Needs Immediate Action. Tires Are The Only Things Holding The Cars To The Road, And The Tires On The 350z Are Wearing Out At Unbelievably Fast Rates. Unsuspecting People Will Be Injured Because Of This Problem That nissan Is Aware Of, But Will Not Bother To Fix. nissan Must Be Forced To Fix This Issue, As They Have Simply Been Ignoring This.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 7500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E53T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030506. 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. DEALER’S NAME: BOARDWALK NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6503640100 . DEALER’S CITY: REDWOOD CITY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 94063 .

Nov 07, 2003

Front Tires On My 2003 nissan 350z Keep Wearing Out On Insides Due To Suspension Problems.*ak

Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D13T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in DUDLEY, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020823. 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.

Nov 07, 2003

Suspension On My 2003 nissan 350z. There Appears To Be A Design Flaw That Is Causing Cupping On The Front Tires. The Dealer Has Remounted The Tires On Opposite Wheels, Rebalanced, And Realigned The Front End At Aproximately 6700 Miles (as Per Manufacturer) The Cupping Has Reocurred At 8700 Miles. *ak

Mileage was 6500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D13T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAYVILLE, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020910. 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: SMITHTOWN NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 631-361-9696 . DEALER’S CITY: SMITHTOWN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY.

June 20, 2002

Suspension In Car Makes Vehicle Ride Rougher Than Usual, Making Tires Wear Uneven. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D83T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SAGAMORE HILLS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: INFINITI OF BEDFORD .

Aug 01, 2003

2003 nissan 350z Has Constant Problem With Front Suspension Which Causes Tire Noise, Improper Tire Wear, And Premature Replacement Of Tires. nissan Is Unable To Align The Car Or Fix The Vehicle In Any Way That Avoids The Problem Long-term. Replacing Or Rotating Tires Does Not Solve The Problem, Neither Do Alignments Or Balancing. Dealer Gives The Customer Difficulties When Servicing The Suspension Under The Factory Warranty, And Is Not Addressing The Issue With The Consumer, Safety, Or Customer Service In Mind.*ak

NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030531. 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: MAROONE NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: MIAMI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Aug 26, 2003

nissan 350, Problem With Suspension Causes Tires To “cup” Or “feather”. This Premature Wear Could Be Potentially Dangerous.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20031222. 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: BAKER JACKSON NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281 890 565 . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77065 .

Nov 11, 2003

I Own A 2003 nissan 350z. I Purchased The Car On July 3rd, 2003. Since That Purchase, The Front Tires Have Been “feathering” And All nissan Will Do Is Pull The Tires Off And Rotate The Problem Area To The Outside Of The Wheel. Now The Inside Will Start To “feather” Thus Creating The Ride Even Rougher And More Unstable. Not Only Is This Causing Excessive Wear To The Tires, But Once Rotated, It Has Increased The Chance For A Blowout Even Further. nissan Continues To Dodge My Request For A Suspension Adjustment, As This Is Apparently The Problem, By Saying That It Is Not The Suspension Or The Alignment, But The Tires Themselves (which Is Just Not True. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in EL PASO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030703. 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. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Oct 10, 2003

Suspension On The 2003 nissan 350z Is Very Harsh And Makes Ride Noticably Bouncy. Newer Models Of The Car Have The Suspension Fixed, But nissan Refuses To Change Out Suspension On My Vehicle

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D43T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SNELLVILLE, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030415. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PERFORMANCE NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: LILBURN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Aug 05, 2003

nissan 350z ’03 Suspension. *la

Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E13T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CRAWFORD, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020906. 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: WACO NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 254 776 8016 . DEALER’S CITY: WACO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76710 .

Nov 18, 2003

There Is A Problem With The Suspension Of My 2003 nissan 350z, nissan Is Not Addressing Or Acknowledging The Problem. *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in CYPRESS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20031019. 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: BAKER JACKSON NISSAN . DEALER’S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Aug 09, 2003

Cupping And Feathering Of Tires- Causing Road Noise, Poor Traction, & Handling. Per Owner Forums, Due To Suspension Issues Which Effect Allignment. Others Have Had Problems Recognized And Fixed. My Dealer And nissan Say There Is No Problem.*ak

Mileage was 4500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E63T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in HIRAM, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.NISSAN 350Z 2003 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: TOWN CENTER NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 770-423-9691 . DEALER’S CITY: KENNESAW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Apr 10, 2003

Tire Wear Caused By Faulty Suspension. After 3000 Miles Tires Started To “roar” When Coming To A Stop And Tire Noise While Driving Begins To Increase. *jb

Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D73T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021205. 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: KRAFT NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (850) 576-6171 . DEALER’S CITY: TALLAHASSEE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32304 .

Dec 04, 2003

Tires Are Feathering After About 4000 Miles, Road Noise Is Extremely Loud, nissan Has Done Nothing To Correct The Problem, Tires Should Not Be Ruined After Only 4000 Miles. *ak

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

Dec 09, 2003

I Recently (9-13-03) Purchase A 2003 nissan 350z Track Edition With 2500 Miles. I Purchased It At Dobbs nissan In Memphis, Tn 38115. In Purchasing The Vehicle I Notice A Little Road Noise That I Though Was Normal Coming From A Car With 18″ Wheels. It Did Not Appear To Be A Problem At First. After My First Service Visit At Dobbs nissan I Notice The Noise Getting Louder, I Address This Problem With Tj (service Advisor At Jim Keras nissan 2110 Covington Pike, Memphis, Tn 38128) Along With A List Of Other Problems. Tj Diagnose The Noise And Suggested That I Rotate The Tires, He Also Indicated That The Tires Are Scheduled To Be Rotated At Or Around 5,000 Miles. My Response Was That The Car Was Making The Noise When I First Purchase The Vehicle And That It Progressivly Got Worse. After Coming To A Dead End At Jim Keras nissan About Replacing The Tires Under Warranty I Pursued To Contacting nissan Usa Refering To The Entire Service Ticket, But Specifically The Tires. I Was Refered To Firestone In Which Refered Me To A Local Dealer (firestone 4035 Austin-peay Hwy, Memphis, Tn 38128). I Was Scheduled To Bring My Car In That Evening. I Meet With Jesse ( Store Manager), He Evaluated All Four Tires And Inform Me That The Front Tires Were Not Defective But Had Uneven Wear, Possibly Due To Misalingment Or Worn Suspension Components. Jesse Also Inform Me That He Didn’t Think It Was The Tires But, He Was Willing To Absord 50% Of The Cost Of Replacing The Tires Per Firestone’s Approval. He Made A Call To nissan Usa (rep. Alex Morgan) To Get Them To Ok The Other 50%. nissan Declined That Resolution. They (nissan Usa & Firestone) Are Using The Consumer To Slove Issues That Should Be Handled By Their Companies. I Was Given The Run-around From Both nissan And Firestone. Giving The Nature Of All Complaints, I Wonder When Will nissan Accept The Responsibility Of Repairing Or Replacing Whats Wrong? I Hope Not When Someone Is Hurt Or Killed!*ak

Mileage was 3000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in MEMPHIS, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20030913. 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: DOBBS NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 901-794-0088 . DEALER’S CITY: MEMPHIS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 38115 .

Nov 20, 2003

The Tires Began To Feather And Wear Unevenly Within The First 5000 Miles Of Owning The Car. The Tires Began To Cup. The Car Now Has Extremely Loud Road Noise. It Is Loader Than Any Normal Sports Car Should Be And Is Horrible To Drive. It Is Very Nerve Racking. The Tire Wear Could Be Dangerous And Result In A Flat Or Blow Out. The Tire Wear Is Probably Due To A Suspension Issue With The Car. nissan Has Service Records Issued. nissan Told The Dealer To Swap My Two Front Wheels, But This Did Nothing.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SEVEN FIELDS, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030228. 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: WRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE GROUP . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 724-935-4646 . DEALER’S CITY: WEXFROD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 15090 .

June 01, 2003

Tire Feathering, On Front End Seems To Be Non-correctable Resulting In Repetitive Premature Replacement Of Tires. I Was Told By Service Mgn. That Caster Adjustment Is At Full, And Can Not Correct For The Towin Causing The Tire Wear.

Mileage was 7420 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Oct 15, 2003

The Suspension Problem Is Reoccurring, And Mis-diagnosed A. Roar From Front Suspension Under 40 Mph. First Attempted Repair @ 7,279 Miles. Changed Brake Pads And Turned Rotors. Attempt Failed, Roar Remained. B. Roar & Pulls To The Right At Highway Speed. Second Attempted Repair @ 7,720 Miles. Changed Right Side Compression Rod. Pull To Right Corrected, Roar Remained. C. Roar Severe,visual Damage{feathering} On Inside Edge Of Front Tires. Third Attempted Repair @ 11,077 Miles. Rotated Front Tires Side To Side, Off Rims {directional Tires} Also Did Four Wheel Alignment. Roars Less, But Still Very Noisy. At 12,000 Miles Noise Increasing, New Feathering Now Appearing On Inside Of Front Tires. This Suspension Problem Not Corrected

Mileage was 7279 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E33T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 15, 2003

While Driving 20-30 Mph A Rumbling Noise Came From The Front. Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer. Dealer Replaced Two Sets Of Front Tires ,and The Front Control Arm. However, The Problem Recurred. *ak

Mileage was 10000 miles. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in TACOMA, WA. 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. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Sept 01, 2003

I Leased My 350z In Aug 2003 And On 7/22/2004 With 9128 Miles On The Vehicle I Took It In For Service Due To Loud Roaring When Braking In The Front End.the Dealer Replaced The Front Tires And Aligned The Front At No Cost To Me.on 2/15/2005 With 13782 Miles I Have Now Brought The Car In Once Again With The Same Growing Noise And The Dealer Once Again Has Stated I Need New Front Tires And Another Front End Alignment.he Stated That They Would Install At No Cost To Me But The Warranty On This Would Be Up After 8/23/2005.it Appears That nissan Has Only A Temporary Fix On For This Problem And I Guess I Will Be Responsible For The Tires And Alignment After The 2 Years.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9128 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in LEBANON, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030816. 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. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BUSAM MOTOR SALES INC . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 513-771-8100 . DEALER’S CITY: CINCINNATI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 45246 .

July 22, 2004

Front Tire Feathering Every 10-12k Miles. The Front Tires Have Been Replaced 4 Times, This Last Time The Tires Only Lasted 8k Miles. Something Has To Be Wrong With The Suspension.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in WHITE HOUSE, TN. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030530. 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 . DEALER’S NAME: HIPPODROME . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 6152485100 . DEALER’S CITY: NASHVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 37203 .

May 30, 2003

I Was Driving The Car In A Rainy Stormy Night North Bound Hwy 101 On January 10th 2004 When My 2003 nissan 350z Stopped With A Huge Clunk In The Motor Compartment And Came To A Rolling Stop To The Side Of The Road Where There Was Not Much Shoulder Space And Poor Visibilty That Night!apparently This Vehicle Has Been Burning Oil 1qt Pr Thousand Miles! I Didnt Know This From Getting Regular Oil Changes At Aroung The 3k Marker! Kept Getting Oil Consumption Test But No Corrective Action Was Taken By Manufacturer Until I Went To The Bbb! Then nissan Was Forced To Replace Motor, Clutch , Tires Which Ive Been Having Issues Long Before This Ever Occured Along With The Window Motors In Which The Windows Kept Giving Out Also! My Vehicle Broke Down Again Some 1000 Miles After The New Motor! My Car Kept Stalling At A Stop Light! I Had The Vehicle Taken To The nissan Dealer Where I Almost Had To Fight With The Sevice Rep To Get It Taken Care Of Under Warranty! About 3k Miles After The New Motor Was Replaced And Installed I Had The Vehicle Taken To Get An Oil Change And The Car Was Almost 3qts Low Again! Yes The Car Still Keeps Burning Oil!nissan Did Not Want To Do Anything About It! I Kept Calling Consumer Affairs Whom Kept Passing My File Around To One Rep And Another. I Finally Broke Down 3-4 Thousand Miles Later And Have Been For Over A Month With A Vehicle That Does Not Run And No Assurance From The Dealer Who Fixed My Motor Less Than 7k Miles Ago. This Car Has Been Giving Me Problems Since The First Few Months Ive Had It. *nm

Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E63T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SANTA ROSA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20030222. 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: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Jan 10, 2004

The Vehicle Turned Off In The Middle Of A Rainstorm When I Was Driving On The Highway And Ended Up On The Road Where I Didn’t Have Much Of A Pull Out Which Could Have Been Disastrous If Another Vehicle Had Not Been Aware Due To The Conditions On The Roadway. The Result Of This Is Due To Burning Of Oil Which The Manufacturer Has No Idea Of What Causes This! They Just Order A Consumption Test And Rarely Does What They Are Supposed To! Which Is Replace The Motor As They Did In My Case But Not Without A Fight!i Went To The Bbb Whom Ordered nissan To Replace The Motor Along With Other Fixes For Suspension And Window Motor But Those Are Separate Issues. They Replaced Motor But It Still Ended Up Breaking Down Again Twice After And They Don’t Want To Fix! It Broke Down About 6 Thousand Miles After The New Motor. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34E63T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in SANTA ROSA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030219. 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: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: SAN RAFAEL NISSAN . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4150000000 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN RAFAEL . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Jan 10, 2005

Bought A 2003 nissan 350z Used From Keyes nissan Of Woodland Hills,ca. Tiptronic (auto/semi-manual) Transmission Needed To Be Replaced Within 45 Days. Now A Whining Noise That Is Still Not Fixed As Well As Excessive Heat From Shifter Area That Causes Passengers To Sweat & Scalding Hot To Touch. Car Hasn’t Seemed To Run Right Since. Seems Every 350z Owner Has The Same Atypical Problems-tire Feathering, Transmissions Replaced,rear Axles, Power Window Motors Fail(the Last 2 Are My Next Trip To The Dealer). nissan Needs To Fix Our Nightmare. nissan Support Is Nonexistent As Well,which Makes Your Ordeal All The More Miserable. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73000 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 .

Apr 06, 2006

Fax From (md) Re The Problems He Has Experienced With His Defective 2003 nissan Touring Model 350 Z. *ts The Consumer Stated He Received A Recall Letter/tsb Regarding Premature Tire Wear And A Roaring Noise. The Consumer Took The Vehicle To The Dealer And Was Told There Was Nothing Wrong With The Tires. The Consumer Tried To Explain That He Could Hear The Noise. The Consumer Examined The Vehicle Himself And Could Clearly See There Was A Problem. The Tires Were Wearing On The Inside Toe. The Dealer Agreed To Replaced The Tires, However They Had To Be Special Ordered. The Consumer Returned To Have The Tires Replaced. However, One Month Later Within 3,000 Miles The Consumer Had To Return To The Dealer For Uneven Tire Wear. During The Tire Replacement For The Second Time, It Was Discovered That A Rear Strut Needed To Be Replaced. The Consumer Requested A Buy Back Of The Vehicle Due To The Faulty Suspension System Of The Vehicle. *jb

Mileage was 9169 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D03T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in JOPPA, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 20030419. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: R&R NISSAN .

Dec 01, 2006

1> Tires On New Car Wore Out After 6000 Miles 2> Alignment Of New Car Off So Bad At Purchase, That Tires Were Unsafe After Driven A Few Thousand Miles. 3> Dealer Replaced Front Tires And Realigned At 13,687 Miles

Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ34D93T. NISSAN 350Z 2003 problem was reported in PRESCOTT, AK. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20021201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. NISSAN 350Z 2003 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: MID WAY . DEALER’S CITY: PHOENIX . DEALER’S STATE CODE: AZ.

Aug 29, 2005

2003 NISSAN 350Z problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used NISSAN 350Z, driving a 2003 NISSAN 350Z, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Suspension problems and defects.

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