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#515 of 2128 Door Rattles and poor response from Nissan
Apr 02, 2004 (6:06 am)
I bought a Quest 5 week ago and it has been a disaster. There are so many loud rattles and creaks in the doors and seats it is atrocious. It has been back to the dealer 3 times and they can not fix it. Now Nissan corporate has forbid the dealer from doing any more work on the vehicle. They tell us they are aware of the problem and HOPE to have a fix in 60 days.
Apparently this is becoming a BIG problem for Nissan. There are many others who have similar problems. We have filed a BBB claim and Lemon Law claim and thought this would get Nissanís attention, but they have ignored us.
I am so surprised and disappointed; I had a 2001 Pathfinder and loved it. It was a great vehicle. The Quest has many great features that we needed, but was not ready to be released, they were in such a hurry to get it to market they skipped the QA. Until Nissan recalls the Quest and fixes this problem, I would not recommend the Quest or Nissan to anyone.
#516 of 2128 dprestayko
Apr 02, 2004 (8:59 am)
Does your SE have VDC(Vehicle Dynamic Control)?
#517 of 2128 Door Rattles and poor response from Nissan
Apr 02, 2004 (11:32 am)
Speak with a lawyer. Refusal to fix a car is a violation of Magnuson-Moss
#518 of 2128 vehicle dynamic control
Apr 05, 2004 (6:20 am)
User777: Yes, I have the SE with VDC. Why would this be activating on dry roads, though? Also, I haven't noticed the VDC light on the dash... thanks!
#519 of 2128 Door Rattle - plashenick
Apr 05, 2004 (7:08 am)
My friend emailed below and seems the door rattle can be fixed. Try a different dealer service. . .
The only door rattled is on the passenger sliding door. I took it back to the dealer twice. So far it is not rattling but I will have to wait to see if this will last.
#520 of 2128 dprestayko - vdc
Apr 10, 2004 (3:06 pm)
sorry. i was away on vacation.
i was merely wondering if the vehicle was sensing a high yaw rate when you were quickly changing lanes. if so, i thought possibly it was retarding engine output.
i don't own a vehicle with stability control, and i don't have any expertise with the system design of this safety feature so please take my comments in that light.
however, this seems like a system behavior, that if repeatible, you should demonstrate to your dealer. if it persists, perhaps there is a fuel delivery issue or something else if not VDC.
i was just trying to think outside the box. however, with this increased complexity in engine and transmission management, coupled with the braking system, one wonders if you're experiencing a design artifact of it.
now you say you have a dash light which indicates when the VDC feature is activated? wonderful - from a human factors perspective - that just promotes head-down driving at a moment in time when you need to be totally heads-up!
a chime or a voice message would be preferable IMHO.
Apr 12, 2004 (5:06 pm)
Just curious is it my car or you guys noticed this too. Lets say you are on red light and it turns green and you let go break pedal so you can press the gas pedal does the car roll buck as if its in neutral. I had lexus rx 300 and i dont remember felling this. It almost fells like a manual transmission.
#522 of 2128 Multiple door rattles
Apr 13, 2004 (6:22 pm)
I've had my new Quest since early Fall 2004, currently have 3900 miles, and have had door rattles from the very beginning. I've had the van in for repairs twice and am about to go back for the third time. Obviously no luck so far. Is there any one in the Chicago area that can recommend a Nissan dealer that has successfully repaired the rattling doors? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as the passenger sliding door rattles constantly - smooth or bumpy roads, warm or cold weather.
#523 of 2128 Re: Multiple door rattles [roblarsen #522]
Apr 18, 2004 (11:02 am)
I understand how annoying the rattles are. I had them on my SE. Had the van in the shop multiple times, it was never fixed properly. The last time I had it in, they had to actually adjust the door in the body shop - my door had a visible gap where the door meets the rear quarter panel when the door was closed. They also had to replace the little panel above the door slide track and underneath the glass. Anyway, after making about 10 trips to the dealer, they finally fixed the rattle - somewhat. It still rattles occasionally, but not as bad it it used to. I think all my trips to the dealership actually caused more problems. My advice is to wait a few more months until Nissan figures out a proper fix for it. Better than having the dealer use your car their experimentation. My 2 cents...
#524 of 2128 the car is back in dearship.
Apr 19, 2004 (9:22 am)
Well, I have a problem with my new Quest SL again. I bought it last December and am having a problem with starting the car since then. I took it to the dealer to have them look at it. They couldn't find any problem with the car. I mean they couldn't duplicate the problem I was having with the car. Whenever it decides, the car won't start. The engine starts cranking up and it stops. It happened to me many times. Most of times, I was able to start it within a couple of minutes. This morning, I couldn't start it at all. So, they towed the car. I hope they can duplicate the problem this time. This is the worst car I ever had. That's for sure. Oh, I almost forgot, the display goes belly up time to time. It doesn't display anything time to time. Who knows...
Anybody had similar problem with your NEW Quest?