Nissan 350Z Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Nissan 350Z
- I've be quoted $1900 to replace valve covers due to oil leakage.....fair price?
- Engine wont rev. No repsonse to the engine
- i have an automatic 350z and one morning on the way to work i was messing with the radio accidently slip and switch from auto to manual without knowingg and it was on 1st gear and the rpm was red line and now i can only go 30 mph even on manuel
- what are the drive cycle steps for a 2003 350z
- the oil pressure is jumping up an down from 30psi to 50psi is this normal
Nissan 350Z Problems
The engine may stall at times due to a failed crankshaft position sensor and/or camshaft position sensor, These sensors can fail intermittently as they warm with the engine. Sensors on certain models have been recalled by Nissan and will be replaced as necessary. Please visit our recall section for this model to see if your vehicle is covered by this recall.
A faulty fuel damper can produce a ticking noise, which can be heard inside the cabin when the engine is idling. Replacement of the failed dampener should correct this problem.
This engine may burn engine oil faster than similar models. Frequent oil checks are important.
Nissan 350Z Questions
2005 350Z with 67,000 miles. Cost seem excessive
at idle oil pressure drops to 25psi at 40 mph oil pressure is at 50psi what is normal
Nissan 350Z Recalls
This recall affects certain vehicles equipped Occupant Classification System (OCS) control units manufactured by Continental Automotive Systems. A varistor in the OCS control unit may have been manufactured out of specification. Under certain conditions, this could interupt the signal between the OCS and the air bag control unit (ACU), causing the passenger air bag to be suppressed in an accident. If the air bag does not deploy when needed in a crash, the risk of injury is increased. Dealers will test the signal between the OCS and ACU with a special tool to verify proper function. The seat cushion containing the OCS hardware will be replaced as necessary. The recall began November 4, 2008.
The fuel filler hose may crack and result in fuel leaking while filling the gas tank. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can cause a fire. Dealers will replace the fuel filler hose. The recall began on March 13, 2006. The Infiniti recall number is R0508 and the Nissan recall number is R0505.
The circuit board for the crank position sensor and cam position sensor may have improper solder joints. This could cause the Service Engine Soon lamp to come on, the engine may not start, you could experience reduced power, or the engine may stall without warning, which could result in a crash. Dealers will replace the the crank position sensor, cam position sensors, and in some cases, the variable timing control sensors. The recall began on December 22, 2003. The Nissan recall number is R2022 and the Infiniti recall number is R3021.
Nissan 350Z Reviews
I purchased my 350Z brand new as soon as it was announced by Nissan in 2003. I had a 6 month wait to get my Daytona Blue Z, and it was the longest 6 months of my life. I keep it in the garage, and I coat it with Zaino several times each year, so it still looks like it did in the showroom. This baby still gets stares when I drive it.
I have own this car for 2 years now and I have had zero problem with it. Only with this much power you can burn through some tire.
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