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#315 of 2519 Problem may only be on your van
May 10, 2000 (9:57 pm)
Why you are getting grief is that most of 1999 Quest owners have no shaking -- Mine is as solid as a rock, so is my friends. We have tried to simulate what you are going through on a variety of roads -- no soap! I still bet that one of your tires or rims on the BACK are your culprit. Nissan usually does a good job on their customer relations -- unless you get beligerant with them. I had an 82 Cadillac that vibrated in the second seat, but that was because of lousy shocks.
#316 of 2519 jkrolak, you might be right
May 11, 2000 (12:01 am)
They haven't check the shock, I have not asked them either, because if a shock is bad, the vibration come from the chasis, and you feel it no matter where you sit in the car.
You 82 Cadillac shaked on second row, but I guess you could tell that something was wrong even you were driving in the driver seat. I had the same experience on my 96 Corisca.
Just out of curiosity, I checked up the Odyssey group. I had to agree on your opinion about Odyssey. I did a search on "vibration", it bring back something interesting.
One guy have bad vibration on his new Odyssey, did four wheel balance twice by the dealer, did not sovle the problem.
After change the tires, the vibration as gone.
I think I will give one more shot, change a service shop, and check up these things also.
Again, I do not count on it.
#317 of 2519 scared to post
May 16, 2000 (12:11 am)
Wow, I'm hesitant to even post this but my Quest also suffers from the 2nd row Captain's seats vibrating. Ours are the leather option and the worst of the two is behind the driver.
I haven't spent much time in this site since we decided to buy our '99 Quest SE in November. Within the 1st month we took the 2nd row seats out for winter and just last month I reinstalled. My 12 year old son complained almost immediately. I shrugged it off first and then after he continued to complain tried to reinstall. I have since paid more attention to it and also sat back there.
The vibration is real and exagerated over poor road conditions. But even on smooth roads any imperfection works it way up the seat like a resonance that lasts much longer than it should.
I recently had my 6 month servicing ( nearest dealer is 150 km away )and the service manager agrees that the seat vibration is unacceptable.
The service manager said that he will inquire from his side and that I should send in a product complaint to Nissan which I will do this week. I also had a bad rear hatch strut which the dealer replaced and a CD placed in the 6th spot of the CD stacker rubs and will not play a CD. Aside from these minor problems and a little too much windnoise at highway speed we've been otherwise very happy with our purchase.
I'm embarrassed to the point that I explain the vibration whenever we're transporting other adults. I would love to figure out a fix that will illiminate this annoying problem. d
#318 of 2519 2nd row bench shaking
May 16, 2000 (3:14 am)
jkrolak, the shaking is real, and very visible when seat is empty (about an inch) at 60mph. It does not seem to bother people though when they sit on it and the vibration seems to be much less when someone sits. I guess it might be a minor defective seat design. It might appear more troublesome to some people than others. Just like you scratch a glass surface. It makes some people go crazy while others go completely unnoticed.
#320 of 2519 Engine stalling in 94 Quest
May 18, 2000 (11:11 am)
Have a 94 Quest with 100K miles, overall has done quite well. Since about 80K have intermittent stalling problems. Once every couple of weeks in the morning doesn't matter what the weather, will stall 5 to 10 times when deaccelerating over a stretch of a few miles then be fine the rest of the day. Check engine comes on sporadicly, every time take it to mechanic of course can't duplicate it.
May 18, 2000 (3:53 pm)
I'm not sure I understand something in your post. Did your dealer exchange the entire van for you, or just the seat?
#322 of 2519 dealer exchanged entire van
May 20, 2000 (12:45 am)
The dealer exchanged entire van for me.
I have fight with the dealer and manufacture for a
month and half. They refuse to take the Van back,
(I even offered them $2000 write off on me.)
I told them I am going to persue other revenues.
At this point, Dealer aggreed to exchange another
Van, if I leave them off the picture.
I know with my original Van, I have a much better
chance to win the fight, because the first Van shakes like a message chair.
I choose to accept dealer's offer, because in case
I loose, I still can somehow manage to use the
I am still trying to reach out more owners, and
will keep doing it utill Nissan give me a responsible answere, and a solution.
#323 of 2519 Y'all are scaring me
May 20, 2000 (5:22 pm)
Hello, I am seriously considering a Quest in the Summer when the rebates are offered. However I am being scared off with all this stuff about the vibrating rear seat,which would be unacceptable.
Can anybody tell me if this is common problem or just common on this forum? If it is a problem on most Quest's I will have to look at something else. Any info would be appriciated..thanks, Tom
May 20, 2000 (6:02 pm)
I just answered your same question in the Nissan Quest forum. I'll copy/paste it here:
My 2nd row captain seats do not vibrate.
My advise is to test drive the van prior to your
purchase; thoroughly check it out and make sure you are competely satisfied with all the features of the van.
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