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2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z Problems and Repair Histories

74 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z. 23 of these members (31.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 46 repairs to 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Zs--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Don't infer 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repairs by problem area

28% of the 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repairs were to the engine, 11% to the transmission, 20% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 46 repairs.

2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 27% between $100 and $499, 27% between $500 and $999, 27% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 30 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Ireland
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 46500    
48360 0 replacement bottom drag link 
68200 0 Electric window motor replaced 
 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 24000    
34000 0 replaced both rear hub bearings due to premature wear. 
35000 100 Rear right hub bearing went out shortly after installing a wheel spacer to provide a clearance between the wheel and aftermarket caliper(akebono bbk). The new bearing only lasted three months before went bad again. 
40000 90 Clutch fluid flushing. Clutch pedal gets soft and won't return all the way up when engine is hot, after driving for a while. It worked for 2 weeks before went back to soft again. 

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2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

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

Nissan 350Z in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 57000    
64000 600 The camshaft position sensor died while I was driving on the highway. The car shut off after all the CEL's flashed. The car then had to be driven in limp mode until it was repaired. 
87300 700 Brakes were very worn down. 
103000 120 There was ana exhaust leak at the weld connecting the exhaust pipe to the muffler. I purchased a catback system online and had it installed. 
106000  
Nissan 350Z in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 28000    
39000 50 Rear axle was making a clicking noise. The axle nuts needed to be tightend. After tightening the nuts the clicking noise went away. My shop billed me $50 to thighten them. 
66000 1000 Struts and shocks were leaking hydraulic fluid and the back two had lost all preassure. All 4 had to be replaced, $1000. Another $300 to do the 60K service. 
77000  

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2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Hawaii, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Reattach trunk lid to straighten. Replace missing rubber stopper on pass. door. Repair leak at top of pass. door. Repair grease streaks on both windows. 
0 Inside pass. door handle not working - cable popped out and was reattached. Center glove box latch sticking - cleaned latch. 
0 Clunking sound when going over bumps coming from rear pass. side. Reported to dealer during previous 2 visits but they couldn't hear it. Finally had mechanic ride with me, who immediately recognized the noise as a bad strut-replaced strut-no noise. 
11000 0 Driving on freeway, car overheated. Towed to dealership. Dealership called the next day to say that cooling fan motor was replaced. <1 week prior rec'd letter from Nissan extending warranty for the exact item. Dealer said Nissan won't pay for towing. 
17000 725 Clutch pedal wouldn't always completely return to the top. Mechanic diagnosed and replaced leaking master and slave cylinders. 
17000  
Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 33000    
40000 48 Clutch was sometimes sticking halfway up, when car or weather temperature was high. Replaced/bled OEM clutch fluid with Motul - solved the problem. 
40000 0 Dealer replaced driver's seat side airbag and diagnostic unit for the 4th time, at no cost to owner. 
43000 0 Airbag light on again. Problem with driver's seat side airbag. Replaced 4 times already, over 4 years. Said they'd contact Nissan and then call me. 
44000 0 Check engine light on; code was P1283 - O2 sensor. Dealer ordered the sensor. Installed O2 sensor; problem again in 10 miles. Adjusted idle; problem again in 10 more miles. 2nd dealer ordered replacement catalytic converter. Replaced catalytic converter which had "bracket cracked at weld". Solved the problem. 
45000 0 Replaced under warranty - Camshaft Position Sensor. Symptoms were: 3 warning lights on - Service Engine, SLIP, TCS Off - difficult to start. 
 
Nissan 350Z in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 23000    
24000 890 Took the car in for a few TSB's, dealer could not replicate problems. While the car was there, had battery replaced and new rotors and pads put on the car. 
 
Nissan 350Z in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 56000    
59000 1600 New clutch/flywheel. I have been driving manual for years, and the clutch went. 
60000 1050 Brake Caliper became stuck. Needed to replace Caliper, Rotors and Brakes. 
69000 480 Temperature Gauge Broke, Car overheated on the highway. Engine froze, needed to be towed. 
100000 650 Exhaust muffler and midpipe replaced. 
118000 600 2 02 Sensor Airbag Light turn off 
129000 200 Replace Thermostat. 
143700 600 Replace Rotors and Pads 
152700 3000 New Clutch 
158000  

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2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

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

Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 21000    
25000 150 needed new brakes 
55000 1500 Replace converible top motor, brakes 
 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 5000    
12000 120 Primary driver noticed that A/C was not cold enough on hot days. Mechanic, unable to find a leak, suggested to fill up coolant. So far, that solution has worked adequately. 
17000 60 The car's A/C apparently has a tiny leak, because it no longer blew cool air. Our mechanic urged us NOT to try to find it, and to replace the Freon periodically instead. 
18000  

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