Some 2009-12 Nissan 370Z models may emit a squeaking sound from under the dash when the accelerator pedal is depressed.
Nissan reports that the noise is most likely due to abnormal contact between the pedal assembly and its floor-mounted bracket. Installing a 2" x 1.5" piece of self-adhesive urethane foam, part No. 76884-71L02, over the bracket should eliminate the concern.
Here's how to go about it:
- Start by removing the accelerator pedal assembly.
- Next, peel back the plastic sheathing from the urethane foam and attach the foam, adhesive-side out, to the backside of the pedal bracket.
- Next, fold the foam over and stick it to the front side of the pedal bracket.
- Reinstall the accelerator pedal assembly over the bracket, then push down on the pedal to confirm that the squeaking noise has been eliminated.
- To complete the repair, perform an accelerator pedal self learn procedure as per your repair information system.
"Factory Fixes" is written by Jim DePalma, a 30-year veteran of the auto repair business who has served stints as a service manager, parts manager and ASE-certified technician. His column provides vehicle manufacturers' authentic factory technical service bulletins (TSBs) that have been condensed for easier reading. Mr. DePalma advises that techs always check with a dealer or repair information system for the latest revisions before starting to work on a vehicle. He can be reached via email at [email protected].