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Nissan 350Z owners have reported 11 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 1
Failure Date: 05/16/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact stated that while driving the check engine light had illuminated before the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was unable to restart the engine. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number 03v455000(engine and engine cooling). The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced the same defect listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 137,000. Jft.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 2
Failure Date: 06/19/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the traction control and check engine lights. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the cam shaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 188,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 3
Failure Date: 03/16/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where the contact was advised that the cam shaft sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Nissan 350Z 4
Failure Date: 02/20/2013

My daughter was driving in orlando when her check engine light and the slip control light came on and the engine lost power and stalled. We had to have the vehicle towed to an orlando Nissan dealer. They diagnosed it as the camshaft and crankshaft sensors and we had to have it fixed at a cost of $815. 65. I recently contacted Nissan about this as I saw there was a Nissan recall (no. R2022) on the camshaft and crankshaft sensors. However, Nissan informed me that my car was not included in the recall as the recall was for 2003 vehicles. They stated the recall was VIN specific. I believe it should be symptom specific as the symptoms of the vehicle in this incident were exactly the same as what was described in the recall.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 5
Failure Date: 12/07/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact stated that the check engine light came on and the vehicle stalled. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told the crankshaft position sensor needed to be replaced, but the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage and current mileages were 111,000. Rl.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 6
Failure Date: 07/03/2012

My car shutoff as I was driving. The mechanic said it was the cam sensor and there was a recall on it. Nissan says my car isn't covered under the recall that explains the exact problem: recall campaign number: 03v455000 my check engine light came on Tuesday and my car shutoff while I was driving causing a very dangerous condition if I was going faster on a highway. The car wouldn't start and I had to have it towed to the dealer where they aren't willing to fix it under the issued recall for the exact same problem!!.


car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 7
Failure Date: 06/18/2012

The incident first occurred during highway driving where the engine suddenly lost power completely. Since the manual transmission was in gear, the engine "push started" itself with a violent surge motion and regained power. This happened about three times on this trip. When I got off the freeway, this happened as I slowed for a stoplight and the engine stalled completely since I was not in gear. This problem seems to be very dangerous since all engine power is lost at high speeds and the jolt that results from the "push starting" can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle very easily. This problem happened intermittently but did not cause a check engine light until last week. It is showing code p 0340 and I have found that Nissan is aware of this issue, but does not recognize it as a being associated with my VIN number- this is hard to believe since my car was produced about a year before the recall notice (recall id #03v455000) was issued. I was informed by Nissan representatives that the only way to appeal my VIN#'s applicability to this recall is through the NHTSA. My case # with Nissan is[xxx]. Thanks for your help! information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 8
Failure Date: 12/01/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact was driving 35 mph when the engine stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 82,000 and the current mileage was 83,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 9
Failure Date: 09/06/2008

The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. While driving 60 mph, the vehicle shut off. The contact had to perform a hard start after attempting to restart it several times. Also, the check engine light illuminated and remained lit at that time. He pulled the vehicle to the side of the road. The dealer currently has the vehicle. The contact was informed that his VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Nissan 350Z 10
Failure Date: 04/03/2006

Engine quite on highway, causing loss of power steering and power brakes, nearly causing a crash on a dangerous mountain road (highway 17 in California). The check engine light came on and stayed on. The dealer, santa cruz Nissan Dodge (state reg. # aj-35673-n) traced the problem to a faulty crank position sensor which was replaced on 4/3/06 (repair order no. 157547). A problem with failed crankshaft position sensors caused a recall for 2003 350z with VIN's in the range jn1az*4* 000001-100167. The engine problem recurred two days later on 4/5/06 at an odometer mileage of 8,513, again causing the loss of power steering and power breaks, again nearly leading to a crash on a freeway. This time the problem was described as engine code po420, po430 -low catalyst efficiency. The dealer replaced the catalytic converter (repair order no. 157686). Since then I have had four additional engine failures during freeway driving with similar symptoms but the check engine light did not stay on and there was no code indicating a failure when I took the car into the dealer at 12,679 miles on 11/22/06. The dealer did not service the car at this time (repair order no. 165910).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2003 Nissan 350Z 11
Failure Date: 06/20/2004

2003 Nissan 350z original owner. While driving around 40 mph, engine stalled, twice in 2 hours, check engine light came on. Coasted to side of road, waited for maybe 15 minutes and engine restarted both times . I took the car to the dealership, left it with the service manager who drove it home that night to try & recreate the problem. Was told if they could not recreate the problem there was nothing they could do. They could not recreate the problem. About a year later a recall was placed for the engine sensors but my VIN number was not on the list, so no replacement. It has never happened since then. There was less than 20 thousand miles on the car at that time.


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