Login  |  Register
Nissanhelp.com - All About Nissan
Do-It-Yourself Maintenance Owners Manuals Recalls/Campaigns Service Bulletins Service Manuals Nissan OBDII Codes Glossary & Acronyms More...
Member's Ride Photos Stock Photo Gallery
Classifieds - For Sale Classifieds - Wanted To Buy Classifieds - Mechanic Wanted Classifieds - Auto Services Search Auto Parts
Register FAQ Social Groups Mark Forums Read
2008 350Z Rear Suspension Rattling Forums > > 2008 350Z Rear Suspension Rattling 2008 350Z Rear Suspension Rattling
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Nissan Z Nissan 240Z, 260Z, 280Z, 280ZX, 300ZX, 350Z, 370Z, Discussion Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
rfarkaly rfarkaly is offline
Registered User
2008 350Z
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2
Default 2008 350Z Rear Suspension Rattling

I bought my 350Z new in May 2008 in San Diego, CA. From the outset, the rear suspension rattled when traveling over an "imperfect" road. Dealer kept car for 9 days and replaced rear struts. Problem recurred a month later. Replaced struts again. 3rd, 4th and 5th trips to dealer (tried 2) did not solve problem. Now living in Knoxville, TN and hoping service will be better here. Am I alone with this complaint? The noise makes the car sound cheap, like an old Chevy truck. My wife's Honda is dead quiet. What do I need to do to get Nissan to fix this problem?
Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2013, 10:12 AM
NissanTech's Avatar
NissanTech NissanTech is offline
Super Moderator
2004 Xterra
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: California
Age: 48
Posts: 12,292

rear suspension rattled when traveling over an "imperfect" road
It's not easy to diagnose a noise without hearing it and your description of the noise is not enough, but I have a couple question that can help diagnose the noise.

1. Do you have any aftermarket suspension components?
2. Do you hear the noise all the time (cold weather, hot weather, when engine is cold)?
3. At what speeds do you hear the noise?
Need A Repair Shop?
Find local automotive repair shops in your area.
AutoCodes.com Shops
Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 11:50 AM
rfarkaly rfarkaly is offline
Registered User
2008 350Z
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 2

Thanks for responding.

The noise is most noticeable in the morning while still cold. I hear it at low speeds, typically 0 to 45 MPH. It does not appear to be related to extremes of heat and cold because Southern California has pretty consistent mild weather. I didn't mention that I had the struts replaced for a second time just after the warranty expired and that improved the situation for a short time. The car has only 33K miles. There is a clicking noise and a rattling noise (sounds like a loose component) and I hear the noise in concert with driving over a pothole or unpatched spot on the road or my driveway. This has stumped two dealerships in SOCAL, one in Poway and another in Escondido.

There are no aftermarket components of any kind installed.
The noise is more pronounced when the engine iss still cold, but it continues after the engine comes up to operating temperature.


Reply With Quote


2008, 350z, rattling, rear, suspension

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.