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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1787 of 2128 Re: Sliding doors! [bperk]
Jan 16, 2006 (2:21 pm)
I own a new 2005 Quest and I just read your comment about the sliding door rattles. We have had the van in a number of times for this problem plus others. Could you send me more information on the fix and what you had to do to get the internal recall notice. About your concern over the brake rotors, after one month of ownership we have had the brake rotors turned, the front end aligned and the tires balanced. This seems to have corrected the problem. According to the corner auto parts store owner, more and more automakers are using metals with a high degree of impurities in it and when a brake rotor is put under that type of heat and pressure they tend to warp. Any knowledge of bad catalytic converters. Every so often we get that rotten egg smell. The nissan dealer says it's related to the gasoline. I always thought when you get that rotten egg smell your catalytic converter is bad.
#1788 of 2128 Re: UPDATE: Re: Brake & Rotor Resolution details [bperk]
Jan 16, 2006 (3:37 pm)
My 04 Quest has had problems with the rotors and steering wheel vibration since practically right after we purchased it new (November '03) from the dealer. I've had them turned several times and asked about having them replaced but the dealership says there isn't a need to replace them. Van was back in the shop today at a new dealership (we just moved) for the steering wheel vibration and they said the brakes have about 30 percent left on them and they will need to be replaced soon (soon???) and that the rotors should be replaced at the same time. They say the warranty doesn't cover any of this - rotors or brakes. I questioned this twice and they wouldn't budge. We have about 40,000 miles on the vehicle (military family, we travel alot) but still shouldn't the brakes and rotors last longer than this? And, shouldn't at least the rotors be covered under the warranty til 60,000 miles???
#1789 of 2128 Re: UPDATE: Re: Brake & Rotor Resolution details [havequest04]
Jan 16, 2006 (9:23 pm)
I wonder if the Quest is really sensitive to alignment, and if they do a good job balancing the wheels form the factory? I had steering wheel vibration on braking early in our time with our '04 Quest, fixed by alignment and re-balancing the tires, both needed.
#1790 of 2128 Re: UPDATE: Re: Brake & Rotor Resolution details [havequest04]
Jan 17, 2006 (8:57 am)
Although the rotors should last longer, they are a wear and tear item. Some have gotten them replaced for free but with less miles on it than what you have.
As mentioned earlier, more manufacturers are making the rotors with thinner and lighter metals to save weight on the vehicle and improve gas mileage. IMHO, I don't think there is that much gas mileage gain. All they are doing is creating another headache for the consumer and another reason why people don't trust the dealerships.
BTW, soon is when you start hearing the brake squeal (when you are not depressing the brakes). many brakes have a wear indicator built in. they will squeal when it needs to be changed. Or you can change them in about 10k miles (30% of 40k is 12k miles).
#1791 of 2128 Re: Sliding doors! [dvinti]
Jan 20, 2006 (5:55 pm)
Hi, Sorry for the late reply, been real busy at work. Anyway, original 2004 quest owners received a Recall notice in the mail called the "Quest Customer Satisfaction Initiative" addressing several issues. You must have had all the work performed by 6/30/05. It addresses the following (verbatim as per the notice), "Squeaks and rattles, ease of component operation, and an air conditioner label replacement. The upgrades will include the installation of a noise reduction kit for the sliding doors and structual insulation in the body above the rear door.Additionally your dealer will replace the driver power window switch, shifter lever, 2nd row seat levers, throttle pedal, and ball studs that mount the rear door support struts". If you want a copy of the notice let me know here and i will fax it over.
I dont know anything about cat converters but I know they need to warm up to be effective. Does the smell go away after it warms up? The breaks, I have a case open with Nissan and we will be "keeping and eye on it" as they say, sure, we know where thats going dont we.
#1792 of 2128 Re: UPDATE: Re: Brake & Rotor Resolution details [havequest04]
Jan 20, 2006 (6:08 pm)
Below is the time line for my brake and rotor issues...
8,261 miles Brakes pulsating Rotors cut 1st time, 21,762 miles Brakes pulsating Rotors cut 2nd time, 26,900 Brakes pulsating Rotors replaced 1st time, 35962 miles Brakes pulsating New rotors cut 1st time, 37500 Brakes pulsating Rotors replaced 2nd time. From the OEM rotors this is 3 sets of rotors. My dealer has been VERY helpful and made evey effort to keep me a happy customer. The dealer is Lynnes Nissan West in stanhope, NJ. The svc dept had been outstanding thus far. Im guessing it depends on the dealership and how they care about their customers and want to retain them. I take all my svc needs to the dealer and would have no problem buying again from them. This is only because the way they have taken care of me. If i felt I was getting screwed I would not feel this way. Yes it is a wear and tear item but take a look here, these rotors are poor quality and pose a safety issue. They are a joke.
#1793 of 2128 2004 nissan quest van dash problem
Jan 30, 2006 (6:08 am)
I lost my wedding band in the dash board where the screen is. There is a small opening and it fell thru. I was just wondering if anyone ever had to take the dashboard out, and if there was an easy way to take it apart. My husband is in Iraq, and I called the dealership and they will charge 80.00 an hr. They said it may take 3hrs. It just depends on where it dropped down. I just can't afford the cost to find it.
#1794 of 2128 Re: 2004 nissan quest van dash problem [ajb5]
Jan 30, 2006 (8:45 am)
If it was me I’d tell the mechanic to look for an hour to see if they could find it. Three hours seems like a lot of looking; but I suppose at $80 an hour I may take three hours as well.
Innocent or not…I’d take the $80 over explaining it to my wife.
#1795 of 2128 Re: Sliding doors! [bperk]
Jan 30, 2006 (11:45 am)
Hi I do have a2005 Quest SL i have the same problem with the the door behind the drivers seat is rattling.I have taken couple times to the dealers and they are not able to fix it.I am thinking of writing a letter to the engineering Dept and see if they have come across or as siad inthe discussion if they need the rattling kit be applied.kindly let me know what is the best approach.
#1796 of 2128 Re: 2004 nissan quest van dash problem [ajb5]
Jan 30, 2006 (6:57 pm)
I just wanted to let you guys know that a local mechanic, that my son's orthodontist referred me to was able to find the ring in 20mins. He popped the dash at center console unscrewed 4 screws and lifted the console up and there it was. No charge. He was very happy to help me. I will send a thank you note and donuts for the help.