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#1199 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest 3.5 - Poor Mileage [ricklaugh]
Apr 28, 2005 (2:26 pm)
The mileage is puzzling. Some in this forum state they are getting 25 mpg or better. The majority seem to be getting worse than advertised. I have been relying on fuel economy computer. I will calculate manually and compare.You can drive down the highway a few miles and the mpg reading will change. I'm not sure what the "gate" is to measure the mileage but it's not the full tank or the last reset. I've called the manufacturer and asked the dealer of every car I've owned with this feature since 1994, and not once have I gotten a real answer. I have a similar electronic problem with my Garmin GPS, which has recorded a maximum vehicle speed of 122 mph on a trip where I didn't exceed 80......
I have kept a log detailing every gallon of gasoline that's gone into our 05 Quest because we use it as a company delivery vehicle as well. The average for the first 6,000 miles, including breakin and a lot of Winter driving, and it was 22.3 mpg - actual. I recently took a day long trip and averaged 25.5, with the A/C running. Sorry some of the folks with 2004's have had problems, but this vehicle has been flawless and has exceeded our expectations for handling, performance, mpg, and comfort. I wish the front cupholders were higher up, though.....
Apr 29, 2005 (3:06 am)
I had re-word this just because I wrote exactly what kind of vehicle the Quest is and they took it off, but I am sure anyone else who has had problems with their 04 Quests feels the same way as I do about these vehicles.
Can someone please tell me how a few of you are all getting these hunk of junk
Quests to be considered Lemon's?
In the past 6 months I have had a rental car (due to my 04 quest being
in the shop) for 40 days as of today and I still do not have my van
back as I speak. I have had the following problems with it:
Drive Axle Replaced
A noise they can not figure out what it is, sounds as if a chain is
dragging on the ground!!!
All the recalls, the Squeaky doors, the front drivers seat was shifting
each turn I made, told me it was normal till the realized how bad it
Tire pressure goes off saying I have a flat tire, every time it gets a
little bit cold, I am in GA.
Service Engine soon light has came on, and they had to reset the whole
My door handle fell off the rear sliding door.
Problems with steering wheel shaking at 45MPH +
My list probably could go on and on.......
HELP ME SOMEONE AND TELL ME WHAT I NEED TO DO TO MAKE NISSAN TAKE BACK THEIR OF A VAN
I have been through BBB and that got me know where I am military so of
course the dealership that I bought the vehicle at is in a different
state so the dealership that is stuck working on the piece of junk will not help me
out as far as taking it back.
I WOULD NOT WISH THIS VEHICLE ON MY WORSE ENEMY
#1202 of 2128 Re: Lemon Law [army4us]
Apr 29, 2005 (6:54 am)
I am sorry to find out that you have had lots of problems. But every state has a different Lemon Law program. Go to www.bbb.org and read on your state specific requirement.
I believe the most important requirements to follow are: 1. Georgia specifies that the first conformity should have occurred within the 12 month/12,000 miles period; 2. It will need to really satisfy the non-conformity requirement (SAFETY would be the biggest concern) and not intentionally abused 3. You will need to write a registered formal letter to the manufacturer indicating your problems and what has been done and not fixed properly; 4. Read on the additional one time repair rule which may be the fastest basis of your repurchase or replacement.
In Maryland, it is a 15 months/ 15,000 miles duration. Any SINGLE failure on steering/braking related problem and wasn't corrected the first time around entitles Lemon Law. There is also a 30 days out of service rule within the timeframe. There is also a 4 times repair limit on the same item. There is a 3 years period to file in Maryland even if the 15 month has been exceeded.
In Gergia, I suspect that you may satisfy the 15 days out of service requirement for the 12months/12,000 mile, or 30 days out of service requirement for the 24month/24,000 miles. Another would be if the braking or steering has not been corrected after the first try. Another would be the tire safety (danger of bursting if overinflated). But again ... you will need to convince them that these problems are not intentionally produced.
Try approaching it on your own and not involve any lawyer yet. I represented myself and BBB was a lot of help during the arbitration. Use a lawyer only as a last resort and only if you think you have a basis.
Also... check the competing minivans to see if you would want just a replacement or a repurchase. So far I have not found any minivan yet that can exceed the Quest's qualities except on the reliability and safety issues I experienced on the specific van I had. Maybe the 2005 is better!
Apr 29, 2005 (12:25 pm)
My 2 cents:
1) try mycarstats.com I found it had good limks to lemon law info. (http://www.mycarstats.com/content/statemvd.asp). Alawys know your rights
2) I beleive that Magnuson Act (Federal Warranty laws) also comes into play. Reps of a manuf. must fix the car otherwise the Manuf, is in default of its' warranty.
3) I have not heard positive things from BBB arbitration. Lemon Law disputes are handled differntly in all states. We have three choices in NJ, I chose getting a lawyer (cost me nothing) who I found from mycarstats.com NJ Law provides for compensationto lawyer if / when they win case.
My case took 4-5 monhts to resolve and was in my favor, was not for a re-purchase but was in my favor. Lawyer was paid by Nissan.
here are the ground rules.
1) Keep ALL your records
2) Know your rights
3) Don't short-change yourself, it is not a simple, little problem its' a problem with a very expensive purchase
4) If a lawyer will take your case then it probably means you would win. They hate wasting their time.The lawyer, in this case, is not the enemy so do not treat them as such (lawyer is not a four letter word).
An, no, I am not a lawyer just was frustrated. Ihave had a Quest for 15 months and now am very happy
#1204 of 2128 Re: Fix for Rattling/Squeaking Doors-Power Door Heavy
May 01, 2005 (4:50 pm)
I just got my 04 Quest back after having threatening to call the Lemon Law in on it. Nissan provided me with a rental free of charge and ordered new parts, dove tails and a couple of other parts. At first the parts were not available, I had to wait almost 30 days for the parts. My usual experience is that the fix will last about two weeks, I will have to see how long this one last.
Anybody notice that the power sliding door slides so hard if anybody is in the way while it is closing you could get hurt. I had accidently bumped the button while loading items in the side, the door started coming, I thought I would give it a hip bump back and it kept on coming closing me in. I ended up with a large bruise, Nissan said that the door was ok, I think a child would definitely be seriously injured if they were caught in the door.
May 02, 2005 (5:09 am)
I have a 2004 Quest 3.5 SL with 5700 miles on it. Is there any way to disable the passenger air bag? I know it automatically disables if someone sits in the seat under a certain weight. However, it's a huge safety issue if the passenger is using something like a laptop (which is often) or working on something else and the airbag where to deploy on a minor accident it would most likely severly injur the occupant of the passenger side.
My Ford truck had a switch to turn it off but I can't find anything on my Nissan either in the manual or otherwise... Gary
#1206 of 2128 Re: 2004 Quest is a Lemon! [ord62]
May 02, 2005 (10:14 am)
I just saw a service bulletin on the leaky tire issue at www.nissanhelp.com.
To their credit, it does look as if Nissan is truly documenting and working on all these problems - I think every problem we've had with our Quest is covered there.
#1207 of 2128 P/S Automatic Sliding Door
May 02, 2005 (5:26 pm)
I have a 2004 with 8900 miles. I have been having a problem with the p/s slider. At times when I push the button, the door will open completely and will not stay open but will start closing immediately. When it starts shut, it takes a great deal of strength to reverse the closing, so much so, that if it happened to a child or an elderly person with very little strength, I believe it could cause some serious injury.
I have had it to the shop two times and both times they were unable to find anything out of order, the last time was March 16, 2005. Since that time, it has occurred four times. I am scheduled to take it back on May 4, 2005.
Just wondering, has anyone or anyone who know of anyone that has had this problem?