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Old 05-29-2010, 12:02 PM   #21
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My 350z is at the dealer right now for a CEL. They had a nerve to call me few hours ago telling me that I will need to pay $395 for them to do all the tests. Here is our conversation:

Dealer: So we will need you to pay $395 because we need to run a lot of tests.
Me: Why in the hell would I pay that when car is still under warranty for another 2 years?
Dealer: Computer showed 2 codes. One of them is for air/fuel mixture sens...
Me: WHAT? You want me to pay $395 for you to tell me that my O2 sensor is bad?!
Dealer: No no no! Mechanic says that it might be MAF sensor.
Me: Dude, it's an 07 350Z. It has 2 IAT sensors and no MAF.
Dealer: Here, talk to the mechanic
*** hands over the phone to mechanic ***
Mechanic: Hi, so I looked at your car and you have an aftermarket intake...
Me: Yeah, it's a Nissan-approved item that also comes as a dealer-upgrade item on certain dealerships
Mechanic: But vibrations from that intake might have damaged the MAF sensor!
Me: There is no MAF sensor and intake mounts onto OEM location.
Mechanic: Oh.
Me: What's the code that it's throwing?
Mechanic: P******
*** I quickly looked up the code on Google ***
Me: Code says that it's an oxygen sensor on bank 1. That's driver side before catalytic.
Mechanic: Yeah, but it might also be MAF sensor.
Me: There is no MAF sensor and even if IAT sensor would be bad, car would sputter and run like ****.
Mechanic: Here, talk to my manager.
*** Hands over the phone to manager ***
Manager: Hi sir, how are you?
Me: Replace the O2 sensor.
Manager: Ok, we will call you back after we run more test.


Amazing, right? That's Universal City Nissan for those who is interested.
The VQ37 doesn't have MAF's anymore?
I remember seeing dual MAF equiped g37 with the vq37, dunno about the 370z, But I would think it would be the same
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:23 PM   #22
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The VQ37 doesn't have MAF's anymore?
I remember seeing dual MAF equiped g37 with the vq37, dunno about the 370z, But I would think it would be the same
I have a 350z. VQ35HR. Dual IAT + MAP.
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:49 PM   #23
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The Genesis

AC never really turns off, when on regular vent it blows out the defroster and fogs up the windshield.

Seats covers at 5k for extreme wear.

Pedals/drive by wire replaced at 6k.

Defective clear coat at 3k.

Surging while part throttle (ecu is doing a rpm based boost raise?)

Seat rails at 6k (10k and broke again)

Traction control turns on/off by it self

Sunroof cover opens by it self


I'm not really concerned so much about the issues as I am of the Hyundai dealership here. They said, "well we think you track your car" I said, "you show the car on the track in the commercials, its the track model" they said,"thats abuse not covered by warranty" me, "tell me how the track messed up the ac, seat covers, and paint...lol, I'm not in here trying to get tires and brakes warrantied"
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I'm not really concerned so much about the issues as I am of the Hyundai dealership here. They said, "well we think you track your car" I said, "you show the car on the track in the commercials, its the track model" they said,"thats abuse not covered by warranty" me, "tell me how the track messed up the ac, seat covers, and paint...lol, I'm not in here trying to get tires and brakes warrantied"
If they know the car ever saw anything but public roads they can deny any and all warranty coverage. I vote that you deny until you die. Cover the vin and the license plate next time you track it.
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if they know the car ever saw anything but public roads they can deny any and all warranty coverage. I vote that you deny until you die. Cover the vin and the license plate next time you track it.
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