Last post on Sep 17, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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Nissan Quest, Transmission, Van
#35 of 55 Re: 2001 nissan quest [vinniesgirl]
Nov 14, 2009 (11:05 am)
I'm having very similar problems in my 2004 Quest. Earlier, I used to have situations where it seemed to get stuck in a higher gear and it looked like all the power wasnt getting transmitted to the wheels. After pulling over and putting it back in park, it seemed to fix itself. Dealer had typical response "Could not reproduce the issue reported". I had a transmission flush done some months ago try and fix this issue.
Now it seems to be getting worse - on three / four different occasions, the gas pedal would just not work - you pump it and it was just coasting. The most recent ones were the most scary - not only did it stop transmitting power, but the brakes LOCKED UP !! It's coasting and I cannot brake - all lights on the panel came on, almost as if I was in park, but I am in motion, in the highway, and I cannot stop. Luckily, I rolled to a stop without too much traffic on the multi lane highway, put my hazard lights on and switched off/switched on a few times and it seemed to fix itself. Guess what the dealer had to say? "Cannot reproduce the issue on test drive".
Nov 14, 2009 (11:11 am)
It's getting critical as a safety issue for me, since my wife drives this most of the time on major highways. If anyone has found a solution, please post it ???
#37 of 55 Re: 2004 Quest problems [nissanowner1]
Nov 17, 2009 (11:17 am)
About the only thing you can do is pressure the dealer to take a look at it further. Or try another dealer.
Another idea is call Nissan consumer Affairs (number is in the owner's manual) and log a complaint with them. Be very, very specific with details.
#39 of 55 Engine knock sensor
Mar 15, 2010 (11:45 am)
would a faulty knock sensor cause my quest to shift hard as it changes gears?
#40 of 55 Re: 2004 Quest won't do anything when in gear [narrowcaster]
Nov 29, 2010 (8:10 pm)
I have a 99 Nissan Quest and it is doing the same thing, when it is in gear Drive or Reverse, it idles and makes a lot of noise and won't drive at all, right now it is parked and not driveable. Did you find out what was wrong, and could you share with me what the problem was please!
#41 of 55 Re: 2004 Quest won't do anything when in gear [sparks16]
Nov 30, 2010 (6:41 am)
My issue ended up being the ECM was rotten and had to be replaced. I think that issue was unique to the 2004 Quest because prior to that the van was completely different (same as a Mercury Villager) and after that year Nissan moved the ECM to a different place under the engine that wasn't so exposed.
Your issue sounds like a transmission problem to me. Especially all the noise that it makes and it is consistent.
May 04, 2011 (8:07 pm)
I have 2002 nissan quest se. Its transmision is working like manual transmision, car does not move in drive mode. First I have to put it in #1 gear, when it moves then I put it in 2nd gear and when it reaches above 30 miles per hour then I put it in drive. it runs fine. If speed reduce to under 30 then I have to put it in 2nd gear. Is there any body who can help me with this matter.
#43 of 55 Re: 99 Quest/Villager transmission trouble [sparks16]
Dec 22, 2011 (5:39 am)
The problem you posted about your 99 Quest sounds exactly like my 99 Villager. It groans when I try to put in Reverse; feels like it gets into Drive but doesn't really move; also feels like it goes into Neutral but the wheels still locked.
What did you find out about yours? Thanks!
or if anyone else may have any info, much thanks.
#44 of 55 Transmission Computer Location
Sep 30, 2012 (12:43 pm)
I've got a 2000 Quest. When going up hills, the engine stays in low gear and moves really slow. If I press on the gas, the engine jumps into high gear, and whines, but the van goes faster, then falls back into low gear. I've broken a couple of engine mounts due to this all of a sudden, violent acceleration. It's like it jumps into passing gear.
Basically, the van doesn't shift into higher gears when under load, unless I smash the gas pedal. On the freeweay, it's fine, though, and goes through all the gears automatically.
I've been told this is probably a computer problem. Does this mean an 'engine' computer, or a 'transmission' computer problem? Are both/either easily replaceable by the do-it-yourselfer? Does either/both have to be programmed by the dealer.
Thanks in advance.