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Nissan Quest, Mercury Villager, Van
#1257 of 2519 Villager problem
Mar 18, 2003 (4:28 am)
I purhcased 2000 mercury villager sport van 4 months back. I had the below problems.
1) At speed 70+ on highways, I get the vibration. Service person asked me to change the tires and I did it. The problem still exist. Took the vehicle three times to the dealer shop and still it is not fixed.
2) Getting very poor milage. In city it is like 12 to 13 and on high ways it is 15-16. When I compared the same with Nissan Quest owner, he mentioned that he is getting around 15-16 in town and 20+ on high ways. Dealer mentioned that there is no problem with the van.
What could be the problem?
Mar 18, 2003 (6:48 am)
Where is the vibration? Some have problems with the middle row vibrating that's been hard to fix. Other guesses could include dragging brakes or a bent wheel.
How many miles on your van?
#1259 of 2519 Cruise Control
Mar 18, 2003 (8:27 am)
The cruise control on my 1999 Villager Estate quit working last fall. The light on the dash comes on when the cruise is activated and goes off when de-activated (either by the control switch or the brake pedal), but the control does not hold the current speed.
Has anyone had similar issues or have an idea where I should begin to look?
As to mileage and vibration, we get about 15-16 MPG in town and 20-22 on the highway. Vibration is greater than in our 1993 Villager, but not unbearable. I do think that there are too many squeeks and rattles for a vehicle of this price.
We currently have about 55,000 miles on the odometer.
#1260 of 2519 Hi kymike- Cruise Control and brake lights.
Mar 18, 2003 (9:39 am)
Not sure if this is related, but I had a similar problem with my Quest cruise control not engaging. Turned out to be due to a burned out brake light. Once the brake light was replaced, the cruise control worked fine.
One other thing, it also turned out there was an actual short in the brake light switch... and it eventually had to be replaced. Everything (both cruise/brake lights) have been working fine, since the brake light switch was replaced. Have you checked your brake lights lately?
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#1261 of 2519 cruise control
Mar 18, 2003 (10:13 am)
Hard to believe that a brake light out would cause this problem, but I'll check them tonight.
I don't think that it is the switch because the indicator light on the dash goes out when I step on the brakes. You never know, though.
I just got a factory service manual. I'll follow the recommended troubleshooting steps when the weather warms up a bit.
Mar 18, 2003 (12:58 pm)
The vibration is from the steering wheel.
It has low milage. I purchased it at 26k miles and not is has 31k miles on it.
Mar 18, 2003 (1:14 pm)
When you say you changed the tires, do you mean you got new ones or rotated the ones on the van?
If you rotated the tires, I'd suggest thinking about some new ones, since the original tires on most cars aren't that good (my original Quest tires lasted about 34,000 miles).
If you have new tires, then maybe you can find another mechanic to test drive it. Vibrations can be the result of lots of different things, and they are hard to diagnose over the net (esp. by me - I can barely turn a wrench).
Try a "Discussion Search" in here for "vibration" too.
Mar 18, 2003 (4:50 pm)
Yes. I brought the new tires at front and rear. I did search based on the vibration and requested dealer to look for steering pinions. Hope this could fix the problem.
I will check on milage after 30k service
Mar 18, 2003 (6:23 pm)
And I guess you saw Revka's suggestion to another poster a month or two ago about checking the brake pads also. Anyone else got any suggestions for a steering wheel vibration for Yespads?