About Nissan 350Z
As a marker of fifth-generation of Nissan's Z-car, Nissan 350Z was built by the outstanding Japanese multinational automobile manufactured Nissan Motor Company Ltd between 2002 and 2009 as a sports car. Originally introduced to take the place of Nissan 300ZX, 350Z represents a key component of Nissan's rebirth in the North American market. During its lifetime, 350Z has won many awards and recognition such as TopSpeed Magazine's Japanese Performance Car of the Year, Car and Driver's 10 Best Cars, Edmunds.com's Most Significant Vehicle of the Year and so on. But after being manufactured for only seven years, 350Z was succeeded by the Nissan 370Z for the 2009 model year.
Nissan 350Z went into production in late 2002 and was sold and marketed as a 2003 model. It was produced at the Nissan FM platform, sharing with the Infiniti G35 sedan and G37 coupe and was offered in two body styles, 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster. 350Z came in base, Enthusiast, Performance, Touring and Track versions as coupe and Enthusiast and Touring trim levels as a roadster. It also was available in some Nismo versions such as Nismo R-Tune, Nismo S-Tune GT and so on as well as a 35th Anniversary Edition. Across its whole life, Nissan 350Z was powered by a 3.5 L V6 rated at 287-300 horsepower and 260-274 lb-ft of torque and this engine sent power through either a 5-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.
Nissan 350Z Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Offering relatively compact dimensions, two seats, muscular engine and sharp handling coming at an affordable price, no wonder Nissan 350Z was so popular. But if you take the youngest 350Z's age into account, then these common problems on it won't surprise you:
First, just as expected, engine failure is Nissan 350Z's most common and serious issue. Generally speaking, engine failure often comes along with cooling system failure, which just deteriorates the consequences brought by engine failure. You might as well learn about these typical symptoms of this problem provided by experienced 350Z drivers. First, the engine will make noisy sounds to remind you of something wrong, an odor of fuel will also fill the car, a visible sign of oil and coolant leaking will also appear. Then, gradually, the engine will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues; finally, a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy will reduce the overall quality of the vehicle and the Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light will come on urge you to inspect the 350Z camshaft position sensor, exhaust manifold gasket, fuel injector o-ring, intake manifold gasket, drive belt, serpentine belt, cooling hose, radiator hose, throttle body gasket, oil filter and thermostat gasket.
Second, for Nissan 350Z drivers, suspension failure is another headache since many of them have no knowledge about working principle of automobiles. Some 350Z driver may underestimate the consequences it could result in and think the uncomfortable and unsteady driving trip it brings about is bearable. But in fact, apart from the noises coming from underneath the vehicle, bouncing while driving, vibration in the steering wheel could influence the driving experience, suspension failure could also lead to poor handling due to uneven tire wear, tilting vehicle and unintentional steering. Therefore, for your driving safety, you are supposed to keep the 350Z coil springs, steering knuckle, wheel bearing, control arm, coil spring insulator, and sway bar link in good order all the time.
However, to sustain your Nissan 350Z's overall quality, you need to pay extra attention to some vulnerable auto parts. Electrical parts including 350Z window motor, door lock actuator, crankshaft position sensor, seat switch, oxygen sensor, brake light switch, and power window switch as well as parts such as 350Z door handle, emblem, seat belt, headlight, antenna mast, wiper blade and wiper arm should be maintained routinely to make sure safe and comfortable ride.
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