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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1594 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [user777]
Oct 13, 2005 (4:06 am)
Over two years, after almost 30 days in the shop, over 50 repairs (including an unresolved vibration issue that took 4 attempts), I am glad to say that I bid our Quest a much-deserved farewell. Nissan bought the car back (not through the lemon law but an 05 sales event promotion) and I have installed my wife and children in a magnificent Murano S AWD. The difference in the build quality is astonishing. Good luck those of you with quality problems, you really deserve better.
#1595 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [pier]
Oct 13, 2005 (5:36 pm)
Congratulations pier. I'm glad you were able to get a favorable resolution.
#1596 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [pier]
Oct 14, 2005 (7:20 am)
After all the problems you have had with your Quest why would you buy another Nissan product? You are quite an active poster on this forum. You have suffered from numb hands from steering wheel vibrations, vehicle fishtailing all over the road after a wheel alingment, 50 warranty repairs and a multitude of other real or imangined problems. You have had quite a gripe with Nissan. WHY buy another Nissan product?
#1597 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [pier]
Oct 14, 2005 (6:42 pm)
What did they buy it back for? If it has so many warranty issues I would think the car is substantially undervalued?
I ask so we can esitmate the true market value of our Quest SL
#1598 of 2128 Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL
Oct 14, 2005 (11:23 pm)
My Quest SL has the same problem but after having tires balanced 3 times, I just gave up and will tolerate it as long as I can until tires worn out and looks for another set of tires. Personally, my gut feeling on this issue has to do with the type of power steering rack used in this vehicle. I can't speak for other Quest owners, but I notice the steering wheel has a lot of road feedback (you feel the road), and I think it's more than usual for most cars. Feeling every bit of the road is good if I was driving racing car, but not a minivan. I feel that Nissan totally screwed up the engineering of this car.
#1599 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [spoonieboy1]
Oct 15, 2005 (11:48 am)
Simple economics. No other manufacturer aside from Nissan for was willing to buy me out in total ($20K). I was going to take a $4K hit if I traded it in outside of NMAC (who held my lease). While it is true that I have a gripe with Nissan, it is with Consumer Affairs (notoriously in the vehicle industry), if I buy a Nissan that does not have quality issues, NCA will never hear from me - everyone wins. The gripe is with Nissan because they would not live up to their responsibilities to the consumer when they released a car of inferior quality. The Japanese-built Murano quality is VASTLY superior to the Tennessee-built models. With reference to you inference of imagined problems: when you trust your family to a vehicle's safety, you cannot take any risks whatsoever.
#1600 of 2128 Re: Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL [cirruss]
Oct 15, 2005 (11:54 am)
I agree with you, it is not just the tires but a tire/suspension/steering combination. If you should decide to poll the Nissan service managers in your district, you will find that they regard the Quest as a nightmare. Nissan Technical Support refuses to admit there is a problem because a recall would seriously erode their profitability. The only way to tip the odds in the consumer's favor is to report a case to the NHTSA Office of Defect Investigation (as I did). If there are enough complaints, NHTSA will intervene and force the issue. This is EXACTLY what happened in the recent recall of the Toyota Prius.
#1601 of 2128 Re: 2005 Quest Automatic Tranmission Problem [plashenick]
Oct 15, 2005 (11:59 am)
Route 46 Nissan gave me the exact buyout amount quoted to me by Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp (NMAC) around $20K and some change. My 04 Quest S had two years left on the lease. Had I known that it was that easy, I would never had contacted Nissan Consumer Affairs who told me that they did not consider my issue serious at all. In fact the NCA agent told me he could not even get me a free service voucher as an apology.
#1602 of 2128 Power pedals and seat heater
Oct 16, 2005 (5:22 am)
My new 2005 Quest S did not come with the power pedals or seat heating option, but The switches for both are on the drivers seat. Can they be activated by installing the proper fuse in the correct location?
#1603 of 2128 Re: Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL [cirruss]
Oct 16, 2005 (5:43 pm)
I am having the same problem with my 2004 Quest SL. I have taken it to the dealer 4 times and they have balanced the tires, then I decided to take it to good year and they balanced them twice, then decided I have 2 bad tires and replaced them. The vibration was still there. I mentioned to the tech that the rack felt like it had a spot that felt like it would bind or I don't know felt weird from lets say the 11:00 to 1:00 position. The other problem I have are brakes. My van has 15k on it now and this will be the 5th time my van will be in for brakes. This time they will be replacing the rotors in the front since the last time they cut them. If they can resolved these two annoying problems I feel this is a great van. I love driving this van, even thought I get messages in my hands when driving and in my feet when braking. Ha,ha. I will be calling Nissan tommorrow and file a complaint. I don't want to blame the dealer because I know they have done all they can, plus I know all of them so I know they try harder. Wish me luck.. Good luck to all others with this problem.