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2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repairs by problem area

Chart based on 64 repairs.

2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z repair cost distribution

Chart based on 34 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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2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Ireland
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

48360 mi
replacement bottom drag link 
Mar 2010

68200 mi
Electric window motor replaced 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2012
Feb 2011

34000 mi
replaced both rear hub bearings due to premature wear. 
Jun 2011

35000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2012

40000 mi

US $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
Aug 2009 - Sep 2014
Jan 2010

64000 mi

US $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. 
Nov 2011

87300 mi

US $700
Brakes were very worn down. 
Aug 2013

103000 mi

US $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. 
Nissan 350Z in Virginia, United States
Jul 2008 - Aug 2014
Jun 2009

39000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2011

66000 mi

US $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. 

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2005 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in Hawaii, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2015
Jan 2008

6624 mi
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. 
Mar 2008

7096 mi
Inside pass. door handle not working - cable popped out and was reattached. Center glove box latch sticking - cleaned latch. 
May 2008

7400 mi
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. 
Nov 2009

11000 mi
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. 
Jan 2014

17000 mi

US $725
Clutch pedal wouldn't always completely return to the top. Mechanic diagnosed and replaced leaking master and slave cylinders. 
Mar 2015

18000 mi

US $32
Replaced both drive belts due to cracking. 
Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2011
Sep 2009

40000 mi

US $48
Clutch was sometimes sticking halfway up, when car or weather temperature was high. Replaced/bled OEM clutch fluid with Motul - solved the problem. 
Oct 2009

40000 mi
Dealer replaced driver's seat side airbag and diagnostic unit for the 4th time, at no cost to owner. 
Mar 2010

43000 mi
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. 
May 2010

44000 mi
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. 
Jul 2010

45000 mi
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
Jun 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

24000 mi

US $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
Nov 2008 - Jul 2015
Jan 2009

59000 mi

US $1600
New clutch/flywheel. I have been driving manual for years, and the clutch went. 
Feb 2009

60000 mi

US $1050
Brake Caliper became stuck. Needed to replace Caliper, Rotors and Brakes. 
Aug 2009

69000 mi

US $480
Temperature Gauge Broke, Car overheated on the highway. Engine froze, needed to be towed. 
Jan 2011

100000 mi

US $650
Exhaust muffler and midpipe replaced. 
Dec 2011

118000 mi

US $600
2 02 Sensor Airbag Light turn off 
Jun 2012

129000 mi

US $200
Replace Thermostat. 
Apr 2013

143700 mi

US $600
Replace Rotors and Pads 
Oct 2013

152700 mi

US $3000
New Clutch 
Mar 2014

158000 mi

US $1600
Rear brake calipers, pads and rotors 
Feb 2015

175000 mi

US $1500
Needed to replace control arms front and rear. 
Jul 2015

177000 mi

US $1300
Convertible Top Replacement 

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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
Apr 2009 - May 2013
Jun 2010

25000 mi

US $150
needed new brakes 
Dec 2012

55000 mi

US $1500
Replace converible top motor, brakes 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2015
Apr 2010

12000 mi

US $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. 
Mar 2013

17000 mi

US $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. 

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2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z Repair Histories

82 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Z. 23 of these members (28%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 64 repairs to 2005 Nissan 350Z / 370Zs--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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