Nissan 350Z owners have reported 16 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Nissan 350Z based on all problems reported for the 350Z.
My wife was driving the 350z on the highway and slowing down with traffic ahead. The engine stalled all of a sudden. The cars behind could have smashed into her and kill her. Luckily that did not happen. I searched the internet, it looked like there were many cases of 350zs stalling. Internet told me that it was caused by faulty camshaft position sensor, which was exactly what Nissan dealer in dublin California replaced. In fact they replaced both camshaft position sensors. Check engine light did not come on when the vehicle stalled as indicated by the dealer. The engine would not start despite many tries. After 10-15 minutes or so, the engine started and the check engine light came on. Some of the 350z was recalled. However dealer indicated that my VIN number is not on the list. I feel the Nissan should pay for my $674. 44 repair bill as it is very dangerous for a vehicle stalling while driving.
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350z recall. 2004 350z . Original owner of car. A couple weeks ago, while driving car hesitated, then resumed but check engine light tcs off light and slip lights on, and remained on. This week while driving 40mph without warning the car hesitated but actually stalled. I was able to somewhat safely pull to right side of road. After 15 minutes of making several phonecalls the car just started as if nothing was wrong and I drove it home. Today it started fine. While enroute to Nissan dealership service garage 1 mile to go when at 70mph stalls while in nearing five oclock traffic. Thankfully able to somewhat safely get out of driving lane onto shoulder with steering wheel and brake pedal increasingly becoming harder to operate, put on flashers and waited. I was able to start after 15 minutes without any accidents and shakily took to dealership.
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I financed my vehicle in March 2015 this year and in 4 months I've had so many problems I hate my car now but I'm stuck with the cost. The check engine light never went off, I never had a test drive, car cuts off on me on the highway, had to get a battery change, had to get a oil change, breaks are squeeking, and I just got towed from PA back to NY cause now the dealer says my motor blew out???? I don't drive far cause my job not far and when I decided to go visit family I got stuck on PA highway with my kids!!! I was sold a lemon! cost me more money out my pocket for a hotel room and bus ticket to get back home now want $1400 to fix the car engine that I can't afford!!!. . . . This has to be hell I'm in!!!!!.
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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.
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.
The contact owns a 2003 Nissan 350z. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the camshaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 03v455000 (engine and engine cooling). The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 53,313. Updated 7/15/13 the consumer stated the vehicle stalled several times.
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.
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.
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.
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!!.
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).
In 2005, I bought a 2003 Nissan 350z. In early November of 2011, I started having these problems. The engine would die suddenly while driving, the check engine and tcs lights would come on, and the car would run very rough once it did decide to start. I took the car into a Nissan service center on 11/08/2011. The mileage according to the service invoice was 83,906. Along with the problems noted above, the service technician added diag p0340 and c1130 stored, loss of engine signal. Replaced camshaft and crankshaft sensors. My cost for the repair: $618. 61. My car had not one, but every symptom of a recalled car. The camshaft and crankshaft sensor (very specific repairs) were needed to correct the problem; same as a recalled vehicle. After bringing this to Nissan's attention, I was contacted by a regional manager who stated my car was not on the recall list and she could not help me. I hope no other vehicles engines shut off while on the interstate.
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.
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.
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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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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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Burning Oil problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Service Engine Light On problems||
|Crankcase (pcv) problems||
|Engine Exhaust System problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||