Last post on Nov 04, 2011 at 2:34 PM
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Nissan Quest, Van
#2321 of 2475 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Quest? [calvin1962]
Jan 26, 2009 (9:59 am)
I have a 2004 Quest S with non-power doors. We have a permanent rattle in our door. Basically, our door is misaligned and 3 attempts at the dealership has not fixed it (all at our expense). No accidents either. You can see the door is off by about 1/2" - 3/4". I've been told on another forum that the door frame is probably bent. One downside for having the huge sliding doors. No wonder other manufacturers use smaller sliding doors. Now that I am out of warranty and the van is paid for, I probably will never step foot in a Nissan dealership....except maybe to use the bathroom.
My guess is some of your probably could be due to the size of the sliding doors.
#2322 of 2475 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Quest? [dtownfb]
Jan 28, 2009 (8:54 am)
Personally I think dealership's body shops are pretty low end. I'm sure that you would do better if you took it to a reputable body shop (not Maaco). Thanks for the reply...
#2323 of 2475 Did I pay for NOTHING? - 2004 Nissan Quest Extended Warranty
Feb 02, 2009 (6:44 pm)
When I purchased my 04 Quest in May 2004, I also purchased the 5/60 extended warranty for $1100. The factory warranty was 3/36. At the end of 2008, I'm at the dealership and I learn that Nissan extended the warranty on the 04 Quest from 3/36 to 5/60 because it had so many problems.
I never received any notice of this. I looked on this site and somewhere it said Nissan extended the warranty in 2004. If I had known this, I would have cancelled the warranty by paying the cancellation fee as required by the service agreement.
Nissan is telling me that it won't help me because my warranty expired, my car has 61,000+ miles.
Does anyone know when the factory warranty was extended? How did Nissan notify customers? I paid for something I did not need when the factory warranty was extended to 5/60.
#2324 of 2475 Re: 2009 Nissan Quest SE (FULLY loaded) Likes & Dislikes [russcarver]
Feb 03, 2009 (6:52 am)
Not sure what you mean by:
"No way to tether a rear-facing car seat" - there are lots of hooks on the seat
"Side doors must open all the way" - if you turn off the power doors, you can control them
"No power outlets are on unless car is on" - after you turn the car off, if you do not open the door you still have power
One thing you missed that we really like is the fact that you can hold down the unlock button on the keyfob and the windows will lower. Nice on a hot day.
#2325 of 2475 Re: Should I buy a 2004 Quest? [ivan_99]
Feb 03, 2009 (6:55 am)
Only buy and 04 if you get the SE with the 5 speed tranny. Also make sure you get one in which the last numbers of the VIN exceed 40000, after that, the Japanese folks invaded the new factory and straighten up some manufacturing issues. Anything from 05 and newer, you'll be fine.
#2326 of 2475 Re: 08 QUEST Gas Economy: too good to be true? [pasac]
Feb 03, 2009 (6:56 am)
We got that once on a trip to Orlando as well, we too were shocked.
#2327 of 2475 Re: Did I pay for NOTHING? - 2004 Nissan Quest Extended Warranty [elpddc]
Feb 03, 2009 (9:12 am)
The factory warranty on all 2004 Quests was extended in September 2004. You should have received a special letter from Nissan and a sticker to be placed in the owner's manual. This was part of their special initiative to resolve some of the major known issues with the Quest at the time.
I would call Nissan customer service and talk to them. they should have a record of the mailing. Getting your money from them is another story since the warranty has expired.
#2328 of 2475 Re: 2009 Nissan Quest SE (FULLY loaded) Likes & Dislikes [famof3kids]
Feb 03, 2009 (9:17 am)
"No way to tether a rear-facing car seat"
Why would you tether a rear-facing car seat? you use the lower anchors in the seat cushions. Tethering is for forward facing car seats.
"No power outlets are on unless car is on"
From the 2009 owner's manual: The power outlets located in the 1st row (driver’s
side) and the cargo area are powered directly by
the vehicle’s battery.
#2329 of 2475 Problems to open the moonroof and DVD player
Feb 16, 2009 (12:48 pm)
We have a Quest 05 SE with a dual-screen DVD player (Myron&Davis). About a month ago, the OEM battery died and I replaced with a new one but I just noticed two problems and wondered if they were at all related with the change of battery, which perhaps changed the settings (?).
First, the DVD player doesn't seem to recognize any of my kids DVDs. After showing "loading" for a while, it says "unknown disc" and doesn't play.
Second, I cannot open the moonroof. Strangely, the function "tilt" still works, and to open it no longer works.
If anyone experienced these problems, please let me know if there is something I can do to fix. Thanks.
#2330 of 2475 Re: Problems to open the moonroof and DVD player [vinhphuc]
Feb 20, 2009 (7:00 pm)
Since it seems to have started with the battery change, try disconnecting the negative cable for a 10 minutes. See what effect this has.