Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:24 AM
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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1494 of 2128 Re: 2005 Nissan Quest Purchase [garandman]
Aug 27, 2005 (9:10 am)
"It never ceases to amaze me that someone will spend $5,000 more on vehicle B than vehicle A, then claim that resale value is great because a few years later it's worth $5,000 more."
Definately struck a cord with me. I bet the resale valures are determined by a function of the original value anyway. That is if Honda raises its MSRP by $10,000 they will sell less vans, but the resale value will go up. Also what is the point in pluging an extra 5,000 into a van in hopes of getting it back later. Not a wise investment.
I love my 2005s quest (3K miles). I find the "fuel economy" button a great entertainment. I recently got 29.2 mpg on my 37 mile round trip to work (90% freeway). I love the tire pressure gauge.
My reason for getting the quest was the Power doors, safetey rating, reliability, and price. My wife required the power doors, otherwise I would never have got them. I bet her $20 they would break in 2 years (anyway in 8 years they won't work because I will not spend $ trying to fix them). If I was correct it was the cheapest model with power doors by about $5000 (that is after rebates).
I couldn't stomach the $1500 for a DVD player, so I built a little DVD player cabnet
that fits between the seats $50 plus a little 5 inch DVD player ($150). The DVD player can be removed and used elsewhere, or easily replaced. The top of the cabnet folds out to make a little table between the seats for cards. Inside the cabnet between the seats hides a backup battery to run the system when the car is off, and to jump start the car if the main battery goes dead.
By the way, why don't they desgin a car that runs all the electrical stuff off an additional battery recahrged by solar or plugin power. This would increase the MPG in the city by 4 or 5 mpg, and on the highway by 1 or 2mpg. It would only need to supply power for 2 or three hours per day for most of us. Of couse it should have an overide switch for longer trips which put the electrical system back on the generator. What do you think?
#1495 of 2128 Re: Tire Pressure Reads High [tom04se6sp]
Aug 27, 2005 (7:53 pm)
The tire pressure is only accurate at sea level according to one of the techs at Nissan. Use a hand gauge to fill, and then use the dash gauge to keep watch for low pressure.
#1496 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [samuelg]
Aug 28, 2005 (8:41 pm)
1. Wife is primary driver, and she does not brake that hard. Rotors already going bad at 300 miles from the time I posted. Unbelievalble.
2. I leave it on recirc. mode all the time, because without it, van is like sanua.
Can't use normal air vent setting - too stuffy as you note.
3. I rotate every 7,500 or less and have had two wheel alignments.
Good luck with your van.
#1497 of 2128 Re: A/C, Brakes, Slippage-Info Provided and Input Requested [billy8]
Aug 28, 2005 (8:44 pm)
You need to call 1-800-Nissan1 and open up a complaint. No way in the world they should be charging you for the rotors.
Aug 29, 2005 (1:51 am)
BTW for those of you who don't like power doors, if you shut them off at console in the overhead, you can close them manually (which is faster) and the kids can't hit the button. You can still open and close the doors from the Key fob by power.
#1499 of 2128 Re: Tire Pressure Reads High [squest]
Aug 29, 2005 (5:22 am)
I don't think Louisville, KY is that far off of sea level that this should make a 5 psi difference.
Anyway, if I fill cold to 35 psi, the TPMS reads 30. One slightly cold day and the alarm goes off. Doesn't reset the light until gauges read 33, so I have to put 38 psi in the tires (which I do all the time to avoid alarms). I guess it is probably not a big deal to have 38-40 psi in these tires all the time, but not sure if it is optimal.
#1500 of 2128 Scratches on all door handles
Aug 29, 2005 (7:20 am)
I searched this forum for my issue and didn't see anything, so I apologize in advance if this is a repeat question.
My wife and I rented a Quest for 3 months after our Sienna got squished between 2 trucks. Anyway, we noticed numerous scratches around each door handle. We never use the key to open the door, and they don't look like the scratches that low-lifes make on purpose. They're not jagged like paint cracks either. Just straight, about 4-inch long scratches around the door handles.
Anyway, I'm concerned about the rental company charging me for the scratches and want to know if your Quests have similar problems. Ours was navy blue. If you take the time to respond, please tell me your car's color - maybe it's a dark paint thing. I'm really confused by it!!
#1501 of 2128 Re: Tire Pressure Reads High [tom04se6sp]
Aug 29, 2005 (9:34 am)
Based on your last two posts, it sounds like the sensors are not calibrated properly. I'm assumin you have the OEM tires.
The next time you take it in for an oil change, I would ask the service manager about this.
#1502 of 2128 Transmission issues
Aug 30, 2005 (6:04 am)
Have been following this forum for awhile and felt lucky that I have had no problems with the transmission. Foolish boy!! Had the "lack of power" issue for the second time on Sunday. Called the dealership first thing on Monday, was told if it was drivable to bring it in. Of course it had no issue on the way to the dealership, and now the dealership can'r recreate the problem, so I was told to come pick it up. I printed out the TSB #04144 and left it on the front seat of the van when I dropped it off. I questioned the service advisors how was I supposed to get the van to them when it is havint the problem? I can't drive it there, because it won't go more than 4 mph and at that point I am a trtaffic hazzard. I can't turn it off, and I can't let it run until Nissan comes out to look at it, because they don't come out to look at vehicles-you have to bring it to them. Was told buy the advisor to call the 800 number, because the consumer has more power than the dealers. Called this morning, and the consumer affairs rep that I talked to really couldn't help me, because he didn't know what the TSB was- that is for the technicians, as I was told. My question is this, if Nissan knows there is a problem occurring with these vehicles, and someone comes in with the exact problem that they are aware of, why don't they fix it? I'm not fighting over this because I have nothing better to do with my time. I have printed off the other forum letters in regards to this problem and how the issue was resolved, but I think that Niossan needs to admit its problems and fix them. If we as owners were treated well and the problems resolved, I'm sure we would speak much mor highly of the vehicle and the dealers. Any other opinions on this???
#1503 of 2128 Transmission issues
Aug 30, 2005 (7:57 am)
Sorry to hear your experience. It is too bad that your dealer is not willing to work with you on this. And that stupid Nissan consumer affairs phone service is completely useless. I don't even know why Nissan pay money to maintain that department. They do absolutely nothing, they have no idea about Nissan cars, or any knowledge of their TSB. Anyways back to your issue, my wife had the problem with the car driving slow and feeling it's driving in 3rd gear problem. We took it in to our dealer 2 weeks ago, and they went ahead to replace the A/T control module as per the TSB (the work order did not say they duplicated the problem). My dealer has been pretty good so far as long as you tell them the problem, and there is a TSB, they will do the work (basically they take the word of the customer). Last year, I had the radio problem with intermittent no audio problem, and when I took it in, they immediately agreed to order a new radio for me. I remember reading a post several pages back with another person having the same problem as yours. That person had to complain and change service advisor before they were willing to perform the TSB. Guess you can always try another dealer.