Last post on Oct 23, 2006 at 1:24 AM
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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#1797 of 2128 Re: Electical problems with 2005 Nissan Quest [ecyq]
Jan 31, 2006 (12:48 pm)
Know that your not alone.
I have 2004 Quest SE that I bought new. I have had my van die on at least four or five separate occasions due to random electrical problems. I have had the same clicking sounds too. My dealer also says that I left something on, but we have always had our lights set to "auto" so they turn off automatically and I can't think of anything else I could have left on. At my latest trip to the dealer for related repairs they declared the battery dead and replaced it. My thoughts are either the battery was bad from the start or something with the electrical system ruined the battery. Either way I'm not convinced Nissan and my dealer has a handle on this. As a result my confidence the van is reliable is badly shaken.
#1798 of 2128 Re: Sliding doors! [bperk]
Jan 31, 2006 (1:10 pm)
Could you fax the notice to me at 716-881-2053.
#1799 of 2128 Re: UPDATE: Re: Brake & Rotor Resolution details [bperk]
Jan 31, 2006 (4:42 pm)
For all you Quest owners with rotor problems go to post #1427 and #1435. These posts should explain your problem and offer a solution. Also chec out the Pro-Cut website. Look under the Awards dropdown under Nissan.
#1800 of 2128 Re: Electical problems with 2005 Nissan Quest [johnnas]
Jan 31, 2006 (5:24 pm)
johnnas: Do you have anything plugged into any of the power outlets? If not ask them to check your alternator. It's possible the alternator is not properly cahrging your battery while your driving. That could also explain some of your electrical problems.
#1801 of 2128 Re: Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL [plashenick]
Feb 02, 2006 (3:01 pm)
Is there any way to "prove" the Nissan Quest (2004) has the 5 yr/60,0000 mile warranty to a local dealership? They are refusing service on mine saying that its out of warranty even though I've repeatedly told them that Nissan extended the warranty on my vehicle (and other 2004 Quest vans) to 5yr/60,000. They contacted Nissan at my request today and just now called me saying that even Nissan isn't aware of any extended warranty on the Quest. We just moved and the letter we received from Nissan is packed someplace so I can't produce that immediately. Any suggestions????
#1802 of 2128 Re: Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL [havequest04]
Feb 02, 2006 (8:39 pm)
I just had some 5yr/60,000 bumper to bumper work done on my '04. Kline Nissan in Maplewood, Mn did the work. Have your dealer call them for proof. Sounds like your dealer is doing nothing but giving you a runaround.
#1803 of 2128 Re: Harmonic Vibration: Quest 04 SL [havequest04]
Feb 03, 2006 (12:36 pm)
I never got a letter, or a sticker in my book. What I did was email the Nissan customer service on their website, and got an email reply that it was indeed extended to 5yrs/60K for ALL 2004's. I will try to find that email and forward it to you if you like.
Next step would be to find a new dealer.
#1804 of 2128 Re: Naming names… [ivan_99]
Feb 03, 2006 (12:50 pm)
I feel your pain. I never had any major problems with my 2004 Quest 3.5S. It was a late build, and I believe the kinks had been worked out by then. However, the dealer service was atrocious. It took half a day just for oil changes. One time the hinge on the driver side glove box broke, and when the part came in, they said to drop it off and they would need 30 minutes to replace it. I dropped it off and went to lunch with my wife and kids. Came back 90 minutes later, and they hadn't even started. Then the service manager (Bankston Nissan in Irving, TX) told me that was not possible to do in 30 minutes. He said there would never be a case where I could just "drop in" and get anything done in 30 minutes, not even an oil change. Everything requires an appointment. I told him I was upset about being disinformed, and would not be returning there for service. I asked to have the part and fix it myself, he refused. I then went to another Nissan dealer in Ft. Worth, TX and told him the story. He gave me the song and dance, assured me their service would be better. But, he agreed that it was not a quick deal. To fix this simple little hinge, they had to disassemble the entire dashboard, and it would take at least half a day... I said fine, at least you were able to tell me that up front. He ordered the part (allegedly) and then never called me back at all!
No matter, within a week, we had traded our Quest for a new GMC Yukon XL (my wife has always wanted one, and I got a promotion at work, and they had the employee pricing deals, so we went for it).
I do believe the Nissans are decent products after the first model year or so. Quest and Titan and Armada reliability ratings went way up from 2004 to 2005. But the dealership experience was pathetic. Even the waiting room was tiny, uncomfortable, and not very clean.
I used to laugh when I saw the ratings for dealer satisfaction, service satisfaction, etc. I figured, if it's a good car, you won't be in the service shop that often, so who cares? Just shop for the best price. Also thought it was stupid to buy "luxury" vehicles that are just rebadge jobs of the less expensive varieties. Well, after this experience, and the others on this forum, I can see why people pony up for Cadillac, Acura, and Lexus instead of Chevy, Honda, and Toyota. Nice waiting rooms, good coffee, free loaner cars, and honest service managers are worth every damn penny. Every car has its problems, and the way the dealer handles it is just as important as the problem itself. "Middle class" dealers need to get a clue!
Feb 03, 2006 (1:48 pm)
I agree with you that nissan service was pathetic!
Also, the parts are rare, therefore you have to buy it from them. There are already two burnt map light bulbs in my van and i cant find it anywhere except from nissan dealer. It costs $10 each! Also, i recently notice that the oversized driver side wiper (28 in) is expensive and "buyable" at other places and it costs double over 26 in ones. Last but not least, the tire choice is still being dictated by GY Eagle LS 225/65R16 on lower trims... there is still no perfect fit for almost 3 yr since it is introduced!
#1806 of 2128 Re: Naming names… [ahightower]
Feb 03, 2006 (2:34 pm)
I used to laugh when I saw the ratings for dealer satisfaction, service satisfaction, etc. I figured, if it's a good car, you won't be in the service shop that often, so who cares? Just shop for the best price. Also thought it was stupid to buy "luxury" vehicles that are just rebadge jobs of the less expensive varieties.
I used to think that as well…though I came from an Audi then Infiniti that both had very good service (think I got spoiled there). I dabbled a little bit with an Accord…very bad service as well; similar to the Nissan.
I told my wife when we are ready for our next vehicles (hopefully after a long time) we’ll go the luxury route, even if it’s a CPO’d car.