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2004 Nissan 350Z repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 78 repairs.
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2004 Nissan 350Z repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (34%)

< $100 (43%)

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Chart based on 70 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Nissan 350Z

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 2dr Hatch

287-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
Feb 2015

79500 mi

US $120
Left window motor replaced 
Nissan 350Z in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $84
The window motor on the driver side was starting to go out. Replaced with a Dorman 742-511. It's a little louder than the stock motor, but seems more powerful - it works. 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

85000 mi

US $2000
Head gasket replacement 
Nissan 350Z in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2013
Nov 2011

56000 mi

US $250
Driver's window motor replaced. Previous owner had installed a re-manufactored motor. Replaced with OEM Switch on passenger's seat replaced 
Nissan 350Z in Finland
Mar 2008 - Dec 2015
Jun 2008

24800 mi

Changed the power steering cooler. It started to leak. Easy DIY job. No other issues. I have driven 35 000 km and track the car alot.  
Apr 2013

51460 mi

Changed the clutch main cylinder and clutch line. Rubber clutch line failed and it was changed steel braided line. Main cylinder was also changed to improve reliability when new clutch and gearbox is installed. 
May 2013

51460 mi

Changed to CD009 gearbox due to bad 5th and 6th gear syncros. Changed slave cylinder also. Master cylinder was replaced earlier. New pivot ball and bearings came with the gearbox. 
Mar 2015

62620 mi

Leaking valve cover oil seals replaced. 
Nissan 350Z in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2015
Oct 2013

49300 mi

US $210
Window motor died. I tried to clean it but that didn't work. It was shot. 
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 Germany
- Jul 2007
Feb 2005

15500 mi
Radio replaced after CDs would not play out of left side speakers 
May 2005

18600 mi
Steering Pump replaced after failure and leakage 
Jul 2007

27900 mi
Driver's side door window motor failure, CD fails to play out of left speakers 
Nissan 350Z in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2018
May 2013

24000 mi

US $112
Replaced window left motor. 
Nissan 350Z in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2009

33480 mi
Something was fixed in order to correct the fluctuating gas gauge 
Nissan 350Z in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

65000 mi

US $430
Fuel Damper replaced. Replacing Fuel Dampers 
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 California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

102000 mi

US $250
Replace exterior passenger door handle. Driver and passenger seat electrical adjustment switches were non-functioning. Both seat switches were replaced. 
Nissan 350Z in Hawaii, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2015
Feb 2014

95000 mi

US $40
Replaced serpentine belts as they were squeaking 
Dec 2014

100000 mi

US $90
Bank #1 camshaft position sensor failed, used code reader to diagnose problem 
Feb 2015

101100 mi

US $80
Ball joint was worn and was leaking grease. Replaced ball joints. Lower control arm bushings were worn...caused damage to lower control arm...replaced whole assembly on both sides 
Mar 2015

103000 mi

US $10
Drivers side headlight went out 
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $20
Passenger side headlight went out 
Nissan 350Z in Utah, United States
- May 2008
May 2008

44218 mi

US $500
Transmission replaced (still under warranty), they also suggested a new clutch assmbly due to a faulty bearing. The clutch assmbly is costing the $500. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Hatch

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

Nissan 350Z in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
May 2014

91000 mi

US $200
Serpentine belt snapped and was replaced. 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Sep 2017

160000 mi

US $450
Starter motor was failing, replaced. Was a tougher job on ramps, would recommended a lift. 
Nissan 350Z in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2004 - Jun 2011
Jun 2004

7765 mi
Driver side window motor replaced 
Jun 2005

19041 mi
Passenger window motor replaced 
Apr 2006

21714 mi
Fuel vapor hose fixed per recall on the fuel hose. 
Aug 2007

32361 mi
Rear axle click repair- covered by TSB 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Feb 2017 - Jan 2018
Aug 2017

111000 mi
Driver side airbag module failed. Diagnosed fault. Still need to repair. 
Nissan 350Z in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2018
Feb 2012

67300 mi

US $465
Driver's side window motor stopped working. A trusted private shop quoted me $275+tax for the parts and $190 for labor. It's been 1 week since I got it fixed and so far no issues. 
Jun 2015

84000 mi

US $200
driver side front drive/parking light bulb replaced. 
Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
Apr 2010

71000 mi

US $243
Very bumpy ride  hatchback falling down 
Apr 2013

89300 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 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 
Nissan 350Z in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - May 2014
Apr 2014

64000 mi
Electric throttle replacement 
Nissan 350Z in Florida, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
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
Left side window motor died. Bought and installed #540 uncut upright brushes. Works perfect! 
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 
Jun 2016

103000 mi

US $500
Immobilizer... again! 
Jan 2017

96300 mi
Losing clutch pedal travel again. Changed fluid, bleed system, all is good. Third time over the years. 
Jun 2018

114000 mi

US $61
the "diminishing clutch pedal" that has many times been repaired with a simple bleeding, finally became terminal and required the clutch master cylinder to be replaced. $61 for part at Autozone, complete with a lifetime warranty. 
Nissan 350Z in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2015
Oct 2010

61000 mi

US $200
Convertible top would not open on first try 
Jan 2011

66000 mi

US $800
Had top replaced due to rip next to back window 
Aug 2012

84500 mi

US $320
Driver Power seat would not go back. Power switch replaced 
Dec 2012

87000 mi

US $800
Water pump and thermostat 
Mar 2015

131000 mi

US $350
Cylinder 3 ignition coil went out causing misfire 
Nissan 350Z in Illinois, United States
Jan 2016 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

81000 mi

US $21
I replaced the thermostat but had burp the radiator at least 4 times before it wouldn`t overheat. 
Mar 2016

82000 mi
I had to replace right cam position sensor 
Aug 2016

84500 mi

US $500
New ac 
Nissan 350Z in Arizona, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

US $260
Replace power seat switch for drivers side. back of seat 
Nissan 350Z in Ohio, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

59300 mi

US $2500
Clutch and flywheel 
Nissan 350Z in Texas, United States
May 2015 - May 2017
Dec 2016

65000 mi
thermostat replaced Radiator hose 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2dr Convertible

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

Nissan 350Z in Virginia, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Oct 2012

70500 mi

US $200
I was told the Right Bellow Boot needed replaced and it was leaking power steering fluid. Failed inspection. 
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. 
Nissan 350Z in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2011

53320 mi

C $133
Service Engine Soon light came on possibly due to loose filler cap. Manual says light will go out after a few trips but 500 miles later was still on and reset methods found on the internet would not put it out. 
Mar 2012

56420 mi

C $70
Check engine light came on because gas cap was loose. After several trips it did not go out so took car to dealer to clear code in computer. 
Nissan 350Z in Missouri, United States
Jul 2016 - Oct 2016
Oct 2016

36000 mi
Car Stereo. Sub Woofer would cut in an out. Researched issue and determined the problem was not uncommon and most likely caused by a defective Head Unit. Not repaired / replaced due to potential cost. 

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2004 Nissan 350Z 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Nissan 350Z in Great Britain
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2016

84300 mi

OEM Exhaust replaced from catalytic converters back which included the Y pipe as all 3 parts had failed & car would not pass yearly MOT. 

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