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NISSAN 350Z Problems with Engine, Engine & Engine Cooling

 
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2003 NISSAN 350Z Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2003 NISSAN 350Z. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2003 NISSAN 350Z by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (270 Complaints)
Date reported Jul 30, 2012
Location LOS ANGELES, CA
Manufacturer NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Vehicle 2003 NISSAN 350Z
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

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).

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