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Nissan Quest, Van
#1833 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [pier]
Aug 25, 2005 (12:44 am)
Yup. the 2004's seemed to be pretty bad. Another example of why leasing is a bad idea. And buying a first model year vehicle from a new manufacturing plant still doesn't seem like a good idea no matter who is building it.
Our 2005 has over 13,000 miles on it with no problems at all and extremely impressive mpg (22.3 average for the first 6,000 miles, including break-in and winter) so we feel they've addressed them effectively.
#1834 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [garandman]
Aug 25, 2005 (4:25 am)
That's good to know. A friend of ours purchased an 05 base model based on the fact that she liked ours so much (we warned her of the build quality). So far, she has experienced minor teething issues (like the switch assembly popping out - a recall issue in our version).
It really is frustrating. I like the car's engine and driving characteristics. I'm not a minivan person and I still find it a fun car to drive. The myriad of other issues really sour the experience. I have no confidence in the car's safety.
Does anyone have any experience in succesfully acheiving a buyback? Nissan Consumer Affairs are stone walling me (standard corporate behavior in these issues). Should I approach the dealer? If so, should it be the original dealer or my preffered dealer. I really am at my wit's end (although I'll never let Nissan Consumer Affairs know).
#1835 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [pier]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:46 am)
I would buy you van from you in a New York minute, compared to my 2005 Quest 3.5S yours seems trouble free. I have had my front rotors replaced by the dealer seven times by 8650 miles. I had to pay for all brake repairs, almost $4000.00. Nissan would not cover these parts under warrenty. The dealer also replaced my tires at 6500 miles and charged me almost $900.00. Said I didn't rotate them enough. The final straw was when I was driving down the interstate and the windshield shattered for no reason and blew glass in my face. I couldn't see with glass in my eyes so i ended up going off the road, thru the ditch and ended up in a Walmart parking lot. The steering wheel snapped off when the air bag went off. Only one air bag went off, all the rest defective? My chest was crushed into the steering wheel, otherwise IM ok. I should get out of the hospital in a couple of days. IM in the market for a new van, it won't be a Quest.
#1836 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [billy8]
Aug 25, 2005 (6:34 am)
Incredible! This raises all sorts of questions:
Did you report this incident to NHTSA? The general public needs to know.
Which dealer performed the repairs? Nissan Consumer Affairs needs to be informed. It seems to be gross mismanagement by the service team. Surely the tires were covered by a limited warranty? Aren't the tires supposed to be rotated by the dealer at regular service intervals.
The Nissan Service Manager at Route 23 Auto Mall is a really top notch. I truly feel he is genuinely trying his best however, these issues are wearing him down and my car is a running joke with the service staff.
I am sorry to hear of your misfortune and hope you recover quickly and without much pain. I'm with you - I don't think I will ever lease/buy a Nissan again
#1837 of 2475 19" wheels
Aug 25, 2005 (8:53 am)
Any pictures of the 2006 Quest with the 19" wheels yet?
#1838 of 2475 Re: 19" wheels [vq35de]
Aug 25, 2005 (10:29 am)
At the nissanusa website in the Quest gallery they have a picture. It is just of the tire and the rim. There is a section of the tire that has been removed so you can see the inside of the tire. The rims look different than the standard rims of all trim levels.
#1839 of 2475 Re: 19" wheels
Aug 25, 2005 (11:45 am)
There are many interesting comments on the Odyssey board about the run-flats. I think I'll pass.
#1840 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [billy8]
Aug 25, 2005 (4:07 pm)
I am glad that you are going to be o.k. Were you the only one in the van? If so that would explain why the other airbags didn't go off. Passenmgers side airbag only goes off if there is a passenger riding in the van who weighs over a certain weight. The side airbags would only go off in a side collision.
#1841 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [billy8]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:33 am)
Was anyone in the passenger seat? There was a recall on the passenger side airbag sensor/control module that enables/disables the airbag depending if there is a passnger or not. The NHTSA campaign number is 04V103000.
#1842 of 2475 Re: Nissan Quest Quality [billy8]
Aug 26, 2005 (7:20 pm)
I have to ask this... are you serious or is this a joke?
- Nissan doesn't even recommend rotating tires until 7500 mi.
- How could anyone have gone back to the same dealer after the first, say, 3 front rotor replacements without questioning their competency?
Also, assuming you hit the ditch front first, I would only expect the 1 airbag to go off. The others will only go off for side impacts/with passenger in front seat.
I'm truly sorry and praying for your speedy recovery if this is serious, but it sounds too unreal.