NISSAN 370Z Power Train problems : 2.
I Have A 2013 370z With A Manual Transmission. On 4-9-2014 I Was Traveling 45 Mph On Expressway. I Began Slowing For Light And Downshifting From 6th Gear To 5th And 4th. When I Shifted Into 4th Gear The Clutch Pedal Did Not Return To It’s Normal Position And Stayed About 1/2 Way Down Towards The Floor Of The Vehicle. I Then Shifted Into 3rd Gear And The Clutch Pedal Went Completely To The Floor And Remained Fully Depressed And Did Not Return To It’s Upright Position. I Had No Clutch Function At This Point. I Muscled The Car Into Neutral To Avoid Stalling The Engine And Came To A Stop At The Red Light. I Was Unable To Place The Car In Gear When The Light Turned Green. I Ground The Gears And Got The Vehicle Into 2nd Gear, Got Off The Expressway And Into A Nearby Parking Lot. I Called A Tow And Had The Vehicle Towed To The Nearest nissan Dealership. I Was Informed That The Hydraulically Actuated Clutch Fluid Had Overheated And Failed Causing The Hydraulic Actuation Of The Clutch To Fail. The Dealership Flushed The Hydraulic System And Replaced The Hydraulic Fluid With Higher Temperature Fluid From A Gtr Per nissan Service Bulletin Ntb13-026a. The Vehicle Seems To Be Operating Properly At This Point But I Was Very Concerned And Could Have Easily Been Involved In A Accident As I Was Sitting At A Green Light On An Expressway With A Disabled Vehicle. nissan Is Obviously Aware That Standard Duty Hydraulic Fluid In 370z‘s Can Overheat And Fail As Noted In Their Service Bulletin. I Feel That Hydraulically Actuated Manual Transmission 370z‘s Should Be Filled With High Temperature Hydraulic Fluid From The Factory. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4137 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ4EH0DM. NISSAN 370Z 2013 problem was reported in LEBANON, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.
Apr 09, 2014
This Is My Husbands Car So I Do Not Drive It Regularly And I Do Not Drive It Like A Race Car. The Car Was In Our Garage All Day Until I Left So Nothing Was Overheated. I Had Driven About 5 Miles At Less Than 50 Mph Along An Access Road, Stopping For 3 Red Lights. I Thought It Was Clutching Oddly, But Since I Hadn’t Driven It Much, I Thought It Was Me. At The 4th Red Light The Clutch Went Soft When I Pressed It And Only Came Back Up Half Way But I Was Able To Get Moving, The Clutch Pedal Rising Less With Each Shift. My Destination Was Just After The Light And As I Turned Left Across The Traffic I Lost The Clutch Completely As I Went Into 2nd Gear. This Left Me Coasting In Neutral Across Two Lanes Of Oncoming Traffic And A Dip And Curve Entrance That Required A More Momentum Than I Had. 1st And 2nd Would Not Engage And I Was Able To Grind It Into 3rd And Clear The Lanes. I Coasted Into A Parking Spot And The Clutch Was Completely Depressed To The Floor And I Could Smell It Burning. After My Appointment, I Used My Foot To Pull The Clutch Back Up And It Actually Worked. I Drove Directly To The Dealership, Pulling The Clutch Back Up Each Time And Oddly Enough, By The Time I Arrived The Clutch Was Functioning Again. They Were Unable To Reproduce The Problem, However They Said There Was A Bulletin Addressing The ‘very Rare’ Issue, Something To Do With The Boiling Point Of The Factory Installed Hydraulic Fluid. They Flushed The System And Put In A Different Oil. I Have Only Had The Car Back For A Day But To Me The Clutch Still Feels A Little Soft. I Am Documenting This In Case It Happens Again And Because This Dangerous Situation Could Have Been Avoided If The Manufacturer Would Have Voluntarily Replaced The Fluid, If That Is Really What Caused This Issue .
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 16580 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JN1AZ4EH6DM. NISSAN 370Z 2013 problem was reported in SUNRISE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
Oct 22, 2014
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