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Old 11-16-2016, 03:20 PM   #91 (permalink)
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That's a real bummer. It's good that they are willing to replace the top without you having to fight about it. Keep us updated on your progress. Good luck!
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I wish we had a hard top option like the Honda S2000 cars.


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Then a top would be about half the cost of the car when it needed to be replaced.
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Then a top would be about half the cost of the car when it needed to be replaced.


Unfortunately that is what the current top cost to replace (Nissan Quote 18k with labor).


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I have a 2010 Roadster Touring with 29,000 miles. I ran into this forum because I closed the top one day and it alarmed when I started driving. I stopped and tried to open it and nothing happened when I pushed the "Open/Close Top" button. I took it to a generic garage who ended up charging me $200 for the diagnosis that the soft top control module was bad and it was a $3,000 part new. They could get a used one for about $1,500, but none were in stock. The good news was that the hydraulic pump motor ($6,000) was OK.

I took the car to the Houston Mossy Nissan dealer for a second opinion. That diagnosis took two weeks (I was out of town the second week, so maybe the true time was 1-1/2 week?) and just for the diagnosis it was $850 in labor. Looking at the shop repair manual, I did not really have a problem with this because the electrical parts take a lot of disassembly of body parts to access. They did the repair while they were in there, which involved reconnecting the plastic power connector to the control module. No parts needed, thus the entire cost was the $850 diagnosis.

So now the top is working fine, though I have to admit I did lose some sleep after reading about repairs north of $15,000. What would I have done if that had been the case? I would be having serious thoughts about keeping the convertible, but the Houston weather has been outstanding lately in mid-January!
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Cryogenius,

Interesting story you have. Glad you got a second opinion and glad they were able to fix it for you

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I have a 2010 Roadster Touring with 29,000 miles. I ran into this forum because I closed the top one day and it alarmed when I started driving. I stopped and tried to open it and nothing happened when I pushed the "Open/Close Top" button. I took it to a generic garage who ended up charging me $200 for the diagnosis that the soft top control module was bad and it was a $3,000 part new. They could get a used one for about $1,500, but none were in stock. The good news was that the hydraulic pump motor ($6,000) was OK.

I took the car to the Houston Mossy Nissan dealer for a second opinion. That diagnosis took two weeks (I was out of town the second week, so maybe the true time was 1-1/2 week?) and just for the diagnosis it was $850 in labor. Looking at the shop repair manual, I did not really have a problem with this because the electrical parts take a lot of disassembly of body parts to access. They did the repair while they were in there, which involved reconnecting the plastic power connector to the control module. No parts needed, thus the entire cost was the $850 diagnosis.

So now the top is working fine, though I have to admit I did lose some sleep after reading about repairs north of $15,000. What would I have done if that had been the case? I would be having serious thoughts about keeping the convertible, but the Houston weather has been outstanding lately in mid-January!

This is exactly why I started the thread "Hard Top Option"

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I have a 2010 Roadster Touring with 29,000 miles. I ran into this forum because I closed the top one day and it alarmed when I started driving. I stopped and tried to open it and nothing happened when I pushed the "Open/Close Top" button. I took it to a generic garage who ended up charging me $200 for the diagnosis that the soft top control module was bad and it was a $3,000 part new. They could get a used one for about $1,500, but none were in stock. The good news was that the hydraulic pump motor ($6,000) was OK.

I took the car to the Houston Mossy Nissan dealer for a second opinion. That diagnosis took two weeks (I was out of town the second week, so maybe the true time was 1-1/2 week?) and just for the diagnosis it was $850 in labor. Looking at the shop repair manual, I did not really have a problem with this because the electrical parts take a lot of disassembly of body parts to access. They did the repair while they were in there, which involved reconnecting the plastic power connector to the control module. No parts needed, thus the entire cost was the $850 diagnosis.

So now the top is working fine, though I have to admit I did lose some sleep after reading about repairs north of $15,000. What would I have done if that had been the case? I would be having serious thoughts about keeping the convertible, but the Houston weather has been outstanding lately in mid-January!
Welcome to the forum, good to hear that you were able to have the problem resolved.
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so this weekend i messed with it (after the top not working for the past 2 years) it would get stuck opening 3/4 of the way, i lifted up the hood cover behind it and it worked closing, it worked for the most part doing this for the weekend (having to open the hood) and finally on sunday (i made the most of the weekend and drove it over 400 miles) the motor/pump just stopped making any sound and pushing the button wouldn't do anything, disconnected the battery for 10 mins as well it would not reset, not making any sounds, like the motor or pump gave out. im so tired of this damn thing, the center hex locking mechanism is stripped as well so i couldn't clamp it to close it fully and had to remove the 15 amp fuse where the battery is to get it to stop beeping (thanks for that, i found that info in these forums)

Nissan says they have to replace the whole thing and quoted me $9,000 (about a year ago). lol

my 2005 mercedes slk350 hard top had no problems or even needed maintenance done to it and had it to 150,000 miles (with smarttop installed
to, i kinda wish i had the car back now)


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I haven't seen any posts for people having top problems for some time & was just wondering how everyone's top is performing these days?
I've looked back through the posts & it seems to me that a good number of the problems had been with the 2010 models. I hope that Nissan has cured the problems & we can look forward to a long trouble free time.
I've had mine for about 1.5 yrs. now & haven't had any problems. Living down here I have my top up & down all year long, so it's gotten a good workout.

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I can sympathize with you JKATT. I had a 2010 for 5+ years, OCT 2013 through DEC 2018. At first, it was a fun car; the convertible top worked for the first 18 months I had it. Then came the intermittent problem opening the top. Ironically, the top seemed to open without a problem when it was 80 degrees or more. That is when I'm reaching for the A/C control.
Nissan tried to adjust; no joy. Finally, after three attempts at adjustments, a call to the Nissan Customer Support (empathetic but no real help), a visit to a local convertible repair shop (specialist) recommended by the Nissan dealership, replacing the top a a cost of $19K was recommended. (Your $9K quote from 1 year ago is a bargain by comparison). The cost of repairing/replacing the top exceeded the car's value.
Ultimately, I found the convertible Z to be an expensive disappointment. The car functioned as designed from the neck down but the power convertible top can be a problem as you see on this forum.
I traded it in as is and took what I could get for it. But I wasted a lot of energy and some $$$ getting to that point. Problem solved.
No more power convertible tops in my future.
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[QUOTE=OldGuyFla;3427361]Hi

I haven't seen any posts for people having top problems for some time & was just wondering how everyone's top is performing these days?
I've looked back through the posts & it seems to me that a good number of the problems had been with the 2010 models. I hope that Nissan has cured the problems & we can look forward to a long trouble free time.
I've had mine for about 1.5 yrs. now & haven't had any problems. Living down here I have my top up & down all year long, so it's gotten a good workout.

Comments please.
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After reading some of the convertible problems. I checked out mine. Noticed a small hole developing on the driver side rubber. The window only drops about an 1/8th and scuffs the rubber. The passenger drops a little more than a 1/4 and is fine. Iíve checked a few new roadsters noticed the scuff, one the windows came up on the outside of the rubbers and was letting rain in.
Every one did the hit as the lid passed the top opening and closing.
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No more power convertible tops in my future.
Try to consider updated Miata ND with soft-top. It is manually operated version. No electronic or hydraulic stuff = no problem in future.
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After reading some of the convertible problems. I checked out mine. Noticed a small hole developing on the driver side rubber. The window only drops about an 1/8th and scuffs the rubber. The passenger drops a little more than a 1/4 and is fine. I’ve checked a few new roadsters noticed the scuff, one the windows came up on the outside of the rubbers and was letting rain in.
Every one did the hit as the lid passed the top opening and closing.

they had a recall on this issue long time ago back in 2012, mine was like that and the dealer adjust the window for me at no cost..

it doesn't give me the problem but the process was a pain in the neck.

Not that the dealer give me sh!t on doing it but it took them like 3-4 times to get it right.

One time the service manager brought me in during they're working on it and once I saw it then I realized it's not a easy job...
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Hi everyone. I have a 2010 BC Roadster. I am the original owner and I finally hit 19,000 miles. My convertible had been garaged for all of its life until the last three months. I was at 14,000 miles when I decided to drive my Roadster from AZ to NC to enjoy. (I didnít drive with the top down much as it just sat there next to itís big brother.) My top was in excellent condition without any issues. For the past month, my Z has been in and out of the body shop for rock chip repairs. Itís been a nightmare to say the least. The body shop had to reset my windows and called me asking for the reset sequence. Lol Thanks to this forum, I was able to provide that info. Well, they did reset my window but it was catching the convertible top upon opening and closing of my doors. Passenger side was very hard to open. It sat very high in the upper rear corner of the window. I had Nissan print out the TSB reference # NTB10-146 ď2010-2011 370Z Roadster Door Windows Contacting Soft TopĒ and gave the shop a chance to make it right per my insurance. My Z is now at the Nissan dealership having that TSB worked on. When I went to the dealership to take some pics ( before any work was started) I noticed that there was a small tear on the rubber part that the window was in contact with. A metal part was protruding from underneath the rubber and was scraping the top edge of my passenger window. I included pics for you guys to see. I spoke to the parts guy and he did mention that this part is still available. He did confirm that it WAS NOT part of the main top assembly and I would not have to replace the entire top. This story is not over as this has been addressed and the shop will be liable for the repair. Iím not sure if the Nissan service tech has to take apart the top to replace the part. Iíll keep you guys posted with parts and labor costs when that time comes. I am missing so many parts on my car from the body shopís FUBAR, but thatís another story. I am including pic of the part number and itís highlighted for your viewing pleasures.

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