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Nissan Quest, Electrical, Engine, Van
#74 of 2128 driver side slider door/hear2ear
Oct 15, 2003 (5:16 pm)
Well after weeks and weeks of reading these posts and doing much research, we decided on the Quest. I just picked up mine yesterday after a long search for the Smoke SE fully loaded. No one has been able to get it here in the bay area for the price I wanted. I got mine for a few hundred over invoice and am very happy with it. It drives like a dream, and everyone who sees it is totally impressed.
My friends that own the Ody., want this one. Everyone so far thinks it is cool and we as a family of 5 are happy. This is our first mini van (if you can call it that). As I said before I did do much research and reading all of these posts have helped.
I do have a few comments. I knew that I might encounter a few problems, but also knew that it would probably be with any of the vans I picked. I do notice the obvious rattle noise coming from the drivers side sliding door. Happens all the time, bumps or not.
I did also notice something strange today. You know when you start the vehicle up, the nav goes on (if you have nav.) and the accept part is highlighted. You can either push the toggle button to accept it and then you see the map as you are driving or you can just ignore it, and it will go away after a few seconds and then just go to a blank screen. Well today it didn't go away. The warning message just stayed on my whole 10 minute drive. Got to where I was going, turned off the car, then started it back up 30 minutes later. This time it worked again, I ignored the message and it went away. Just something to keep an eye on.
I have not experienced any other problems, including the air conditioning issue a lot of you have posted.
I just got out of a Lemon with my 2001 Chevy Suburban and so I am very aware of any problem a vehicle has. Have it all documented and hopefully these are just some minor bugs.
I really do love this van!!
As for hear2ear post....I know what you are talking about with Stevens Creek Nissan in SJ, Ca... I delt with them in August and had a problem with one of the people there in Sept...Needless to say I went somewhere else. I called a lot of dealers in the bay area and ended up with Hayward Nissan. It was a little farther drive, but Shah is awesome there.
He kept me posted on the inventory and never played games with the price. Infact, Falore Nissan upt the price as they said they found one somewhere else, and would have to do a dealer trade. I called Shah and told him there was one in the bay area. He said he would try to track it down, and he did. He faxed over his inventory to them and they wanted a 04 350Z for mine. He drove out to Salinas, Seaside Nissan and got me my van. He called me at 9:00 pm and said he had my van. I went down the next day and got it.
Keep me posted with the door squeek. I will let Shah know and hopefully we can get this fixed. I just crank up the radio!!
#75 of 2128 spoiledleo1 - Nav problem
Oct 15, 2003 (7:00 pm)
spoiledleo1, I have seen the Nav issue a couple of times myself. I thought it was just one of those Software glitches - I was itching to blame Microsoft, being an Oracle guy myself .
My wife drives the van 90% so the only few chances I get it, I try to spend as much time as possible. We did however notice something strange today, something that has been reported on this forum. The sliding doors don't open all the way if you manually open them. They stop after about a quarter of the length. Both of them. But, if we use the remote, they go all the way back. Also, if we use the buttons inside the van (the black buttons to open and close the sliding doors), they don't open/close. Initially I thought it might be because all doors weren't unlocked. But even after that, the buttons did not work. Didn't have too much time to research it today. Perhaps over the weekend.
But we haven't heard any door rattles (we've had the van close to 2 weeks now). And it drives wonderfully. No major complaints!
#76 of 2128 pulisubs: re nav. and sliding doors problems
Oct 15, 2003 (9:51 pm)
Thanks for the response. Nice to hear, maybe not, that I might not be the only one with the Nav. thing. I will keep an eye on it.
As for the doors, I guess I haven't noticed the problems you are experiencing. I do use the remote to open and then the kids love hitting the black button to shut the doors themselves. It's like when we are on vacation at the hotel and they fight over who gets to push the elevator buttons and open up the room with the key.
Keep us updated with your door situation. My little black buttons do work. Just have a rattle in the one door.
This van is amazing for those of you out there trying to make a decision.
#77 of 2128 Re:Ratte Solution
Oct 16, 2003 (5:13 am)
Way to go thedibs..
You seem to have got to the "bottom" of the problem coming from the top ..
Edmunds need to step up and so does Nissan.
I am waiting for my van and should be able to get it this weekend..
#78 of 2128 Low Gas Warning
Oct 16, 2003 (8:26 am)
I don't know if anyone else has seen this behavior. When I have enough gas in the tank and I try to look up the "estimated mileage" that I can drive before running out of gas: it displays the data ok. However once the low gas warning light comes on and then I try to look up the "estimated miles" left all I get is: ****
This is retarded. Once the warning light comes on that's when you really care about the number of miles you can before running out of gas!!! Please let me know if someone has this issue or not. Thanks.
#79 of 2128 Low Gas Warning
Oct 16, 2003 (9:00 am)
I noticed this as well. It might not be a glitch but rather a programed response. I imagine after the gas light comes on you probably only have 1 to 2 gallons left and if you are driving in the city it would be nearly impossible to calculate the actual distance so they would rather not give a false reading. However I have not driven on a freeway with a fixed speed (which would be easier for the computer to calculate) with the low gas light on.
#80 of 2128 Low tire pressure warning and drag?
Oct 16, 2003 (2:53 pm)
This is one of the coolest features of the 2004 Quest 3.5 SE and we love it.
Problem is that it came on first for one tire and then yesterday all the tires were showing a pressure of < 27 PSI cold. We do leave the van outside these days since the garage is sort of cluttered. When the van and tires warm up, the pressure goes up to about 32 PSI. Finally this morning, I topped all 4 tires to 35 PSI (since the gas station is less than a mile away, I am assuming it is cold).
Anyway, does this seem unusual to anyone that all 4 tires have low air pressure? Recommended is 35 PSI cold. Could this have anything to do with my drag problem I talked about before in 71?
I am taking the van in on Monday to Falore Nissan and will ask them to look at this as well. I know spoiledleo1 didn't have good things to say about Falore, but I am hoping that was the sales dept.
Will keep you all posted when I get the van back after diagnosis or repairs.
-- Vee Gee
#81 of 2128 Low gas warning by mdargan
Oct 16, 2003 (8:15 pm)
Your van does not have a "behavior" problem. It's doing exactly what Nissan designed it to do. Read your owners manual.
#82 of 2128 hear2ear
Oct 16, 2003 (8:17 pm)
Isn't that 35 psi MAX, when cold?
#83 of 2128 Rattling noise...part 2
Oct 17, 2003 (12:38 am)
Have brought the SE back to dealer yesterday and try to fix the noise problem.
He said that there is a clip inside the door panel that was broken. He had replaced the clip.
When I get the car back, it was better than before but there is still noise when the car is moving but it is much much less noticeable than before.
After back home, I keep searching for the source of the remaining noise. Later, I suspect the door is not closed properly when in close position. If trying to pull the door by the handle inside, I can hear the noise. There is no noise from the passenger side slider door when pulling the handle from inside. It seems that there is a very very thin gap between the car body and the door but it is not visible either from outside or inside. So when the car is moving, the door is kinda hit the body with the noise.
Anyone have the same situation or not i.e. the door is not close tightly when in close position?
I probably will bring the car to the dealer again (next week or so) and see whether this theory is correct or not.