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2004 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 68 repairs.

2004 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (30%)

$100 - $499 (52%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

62000 mi

US $125
Shutter valve not working properly. Self diagnosis after reading responses on 350Z forums. Dealer fixed the problem and I paid for the total cost. 
Nov 2008

63000 mi

US $115
Clicking in the rear axles. Dealership repaired them after I read a TSB regarding the issue. The TSB is: NTB04-065b. 
Jun 2009

71000 mi

US $600
350Z threw a SEL. Mechanic diagnosed it as a P1283/1284 code. Rear 02 sensor was replaced, but SEL continued to show. Spark plugs replaced, however, a new code appeared; P1273 P1273 code was diagnosed. Possible exhaust manifold leak. Gaskets replaced, code reset, but after mechanic drove it, code reappeared. Mechanic then found NTB04-26 which states the "Self Learning must be cleared or the DTC may be stored again." 
Nissan 350Z in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

33480 mi
Something was fixed in order to correct the fluctuating gas gauge 
Jul 2010

42160 mi

C $1000
Pads. Brakes. Rotors. Tires. Oil change. Etc.  
Nissan 350Z in Maryland, United States
May 2008 - Jul 2010
Jul 2010

51000 mi

US $2
Blown fuse for passenger compartment power outlets (cigarette lighters). $1.76 easily replaced fuse. 
Nissan 350Z in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

65000 mi

US $430
Replacing Fuel Dampers 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2015
Dec 2008

61000 mi
Rear brake pads and rotors required replacement. Previous work: Pads only replaced by dealership at 16,850 
Jun 2011

88000 mi

US $100
Brake pads required replacement - wear indicators hitting rotors. Replaced brake pads with Hawk HPS pads and new rotors from R1 Concepts. 
Jan 2012

93300 mi

US $225
Replaced rear brake pads. Resurfaced rear rotors. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2010

71000 mi

US $243
Very bumpy ride  hatchback falling down 
Apr 2013

89700 mi

US $556
Mass airflow sensor was bad and replaced. It has been dirty or bad since I bought the car because an intermittent rough idle was resolved, for the first time since I've owned the car, with the mass airflow sensor replacement. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2015
Nov 2009

66000 mi

US $300
passenger side window lift motor failed. had to be replaced (by me). 
Mar 2011

76000 mi
Rear axle click. Disassemble, lube, reassemble, fixed! 
Apr 2012

83000 mi

US $12
While changing spark plugs, discovered oil in #3 spark plug well. A Nissan mech advised to let it be. So I did. 
Jun 2012

83000 mi

US $3
drivers side window lift motor stopped working. Repaired electric motor with #540 upright uncut brushes from the hobby shop. See the step by step pic tutorial on the Nissan Ztech web site. Total cost...$3.49. 
Oct 2014

93300 mi

US $550
Anti theft system failure. Car wouldn't start. Had to cut new keys and replace module. A week later failed again, repaired again at no additional cost. 
Feb 2015

95000 mi

US $1020
Replaced convertible top 
Aug 2015

99000 mi

US $55
Immobilizer system malfunction. Reprogram keyes 
Nissan 350Z in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2015
Jul 2010

95000 mi

US $60
Preventive maintenance, decided to replace original spark plugs, installed new Bosch Platinum 2. New potential problem discovered, have oil in spark plug well, from what I read online, there are some gaskets in valve cover leaking. Both Window motors needed to be cleaned (debris on brushes), windows would fail to actuate. Owner self repaired motors, will see how long they now last. 
Nov 2010

98000 mi

US $750
Replace front right wheel bearing 
Jun 2012

105000 mi

US $650
Radiator developed a leak, replaced the radiator 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Nissan 350Z in Idaho, United States
May 2009 - Apr 2010
Jul 2009

66000 mi

US $687
Driver side power window motor and regulator replaced. First noticed problem of window staying in down position and not going up at request. Stop lamp switch on brake pedal had short in it, sometimes not turning the brake lights on when the brakes were applied. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z / 370Z

Engine not specified

Nissan 350Z in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

32860 mi
Oil consumption test, and test failed. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z / 370Z Repair Histories

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