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Does your nismo squeak, rattle, and creak nonstop!?

Is it just me or is the build quality on the Z garbage... I have 10k miles on my '15 nismo and it seems like everything rattles or squeaks or

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it just me or is the build quality on the Z garbage... I have 10k miles on my '15 nismo and it seems like everything rattles or squeaks or creaks.

My bumper makes an obnoxious squeaking noise if anything touches it. I'll upload a video tomorrow.

My seat started squeaking, dealership said it was broken and replaced it and now it ticks nonstop.

Something in the hatch area makes an annoying buzzing sound when I'm above 3k rpm.

Constant rattles from the rear passenger side.

Constant rattles from what sounds like the vents on the dash near the windshield.

Rattles from underneath the steering column.

Rattles from driver side door over every bump.

Metal clanking from underneath car over bumps.

Headliner starting to peel towards rear...

Like seriously what gives? It's impossible for me to enjoy the car because it gives me so much anxiety. I feel like it's going to fall apart into a million pieces while driving
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If your 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo is still under warranty take to your local Nissan dealership service department to have it diagnosed if you are hearing abnormal noises from your car. I test drove a 2015 Nissan 370Z Nismo before in the past and I never heard any of the noises you are describing while driving it. I think it was overall pretty quiet while driving this car if you ask me.
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Sounds like you expect way too much out of a sports car. Based on your complaints you would not have lasted a 1 day in a GTR which makes weird noises way more than a 370Z.
Don't want to sound like an a**hole but appears you bought a wrong car. Should've went with a Lexus I suggest just turn up the radio or buy an exhaust. Drive the car hard and just enjoy it for what it was designed for. The car is on stiffer side therefore noises are going to be there, will not go away and might just get worse overtime . Just depends how much you want to pay attention to them. I'm pretty positive, the majority of forum members did not buy their 370Z for its quite, rattle free, smooth ride. Also, remember the noises you hear might sound just normal to other people. Happy
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Can't hear any rate or squeeks over the noise the tires make on SE Texas's crappy roads, lol.
'16 Nismo, and it's pretty quiet on the few smooth roads in the area. I thought I had a door rattle one time. I found my can of "curiously strong" mints I forgot putting in the door pocket...

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my 17 nismo makes ZERO noises/creaks/rattles/etc....



time will tell.....
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My sports car makes too much noise

Might want to consider another car if those items are seriously bothering you.

Except for the headliner. Go get that replaced immediately. I had the dealer replace mine at 35K miles for ever so slightly drooping at the front. 60K miles later and the replacement is still perfect with no drooping.
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Might want to consider another car if those items are seriously bothering you.

Except for the headliner. Go get that replaced immediately. I had the dealer replace mine at 35K miles for ever so slightly drooping at the front. 60K miles later and the replacement is still perfect with no drooping.


It's a 2 year old $45k that has rattles and creaks everywhere...

My $20k frs had a rattle every now and then. My Z rattles nonstop even when I don't go over bumps. And in like 10 different areas!!!

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It's a 2 year old $45k that has rattles and creaks everywhere...

My $20k frs had a rattle every now and then. My Z rattles nonstop even when I don't go over bumps. And in like 10 different areas!!!
Your car was obviously assembled on a Friday. Good luck getting the dealer to fix any of those noises I've had a dealer blatantly lie to my face they didn't hear a rattle in the door. Then when I took the door panel off for the first time ever, I found multiple broken clips inside the door. I made them give me some new clips at no charge.
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Your car was obviously assembled on a Friday. Good luck getting the dealer to fix any of those noises I've had a dealer blatantly lie to my face they didn't hear a rattle in the door. Then when I took the door panel off for the first time ever, I found multiple broken clips inside the door. I made them give me some new clips at no charge.


I think I'm going to trade it in I really wish I didn't want to because I think these cars are the best looking cars under $100k. I need something more refined. Thinking F-type R.
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Thinking F-type R.
Mmm... that's a hell of an upgrade
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Coming from a FRS and then going to a Z - seems like you like a 'driver's car'; while the F Type is a beauty, do you think it will offer the 'driving' experience that you are looking for? One nice thing about the FRS and the Z is that the driving experience is a great one.
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Coming from a FRS and then going to a Z - seems like you like a 'driver's car'; while the F Type is a beauty, do you think it will offer the 'driving' experience that you are looking for? One nice thing about the FRS and the Z is that the driving experience is a great one.


It has great driving dynamics! I don't want to sell my Z but at this rate it's going to be a pile of dust by the time I hit 20k miles. I'm appalled by the build quality. Every trim piece on the interior is loose, everything rattles or squeaks, and I'm kind of over it.
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Both my Z's were rattle kings. I just turned the music up. But when trying to have a conversation, the trunk rattle is always present.
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I think I'm going to trade it in I really wish I didn't want to because I think these cars are the best looking cars under $100k. I need something more refined. Thinking F-type R.
You are not going to get away from noise regardless of the sporty car. It comes with the territory. You dont think Porsches and other sports car don't have some suspension noise depending on road surface and bumps in the road. Hell even my wife's Audi S5 makes noise on bad roads!

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Let him trade it. Maybe it'll end up in the hands of someone who'll appreciate what it is.
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