5th Generation (2003—2009) 350Z Problems

This generations ranks 29th out of 59 Nissan generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (24%), transmission (19%), and the exterior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Gears Grinding 1 complaints at an average of 30,000 miles in the 2006 Nissan 350Z.
  2. Gear Box Damaged 1 complaints at an average of 47,000 miles in the 2008 Nissan 350Z.
  3. Clutch Sticks 1 complaints at an average of 30,000 miles in the 2007 Nissan 350Z.

What 350Z Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Nissan model years.

Watch out for the 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2009 1 0 16 1.03
2008 6 1 23 5.19
2007 3 1 23 2.55
2006 5 1 22 4.98
2005 12 2 26 5.6
2004 16 3 50 5.34
2003 19 4 75 7.0

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